Polyurethane Rubber Sheet

Polyurethane Rubber Sheet

Polyurethane Rubber Sheet

As Advanced Seals & Gaskets Ltd stock a range of solid rubber materials, we are able to supply these as cut sheet when customers only require a smaller amount of material or product.  Sheets of Polyurethane are just one material types available from ASG in foam and solid versions. 

Solid Polyurethane is part of the synthetic polymer family and is a popular rubber found used in a range of industries, it’s a high performance rubber, abrasion resistant and extremely durable.  Standard industrial grade Polyurethane Rubber Sheets are usually available from stock in 60° shore and 80° shore hardnesses and in translucent and black colour options, other hardnesses are available to order ranging from 5°shore to 95° shore, in thicknesses from 1.5mm-100 mm and in sheets sizes of 1.4m wide x 1m or 2m in length.  

Polyurethane Rubber Sheets can be made in a choice of colours to order which can be taken in full or alternatively converted into a number of finished products including pads, washers, small strips and gaskets.   As we carry out all our own conversion in-house, we can supply these sheets slit down into smaller widths and shorter lengths, whilst our on-site laminating service allows us to laminate the sheets of solid PU rubber with a choice of adhesives, foils or with layers of other material types

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    Key Characteristics of Solid Polyurethane

    • Colour: Black and Translucent as standard (other colours can be made to order
    • Density: 60° shore and 80° shore (as standard) can me manufactured in 5° shore and 95° shore
    • Resistances:  grease, chemicals, solvents, ageing, tearing  and abrasion
    • Temperature Range: -30°C to +80°C 
    • Thickness: 1.5mm – 100mm Thick 
    • Sheet Size: 1.4m x 1m or 2m lengths
    • Manufacturing: Roll, Sheet, Rod, Tube, Pressed parts, Fabrications and mouldings

    Full technical data can be supplied upon request,
    or downloaded from our online portal.

    What are Polyurethane Rubber Sheets?

    Solid Polyurethane is an extremely durable synthetic rubber material offering strength and abrasion resistance.  Rolls of Solid Polyurethane can be taken in full, or alternatively converted using one of our many saws, presses and CNC machines to products components such as strips, pads, washers and gaskets. 

    Polyurethane Rubber Sheets are commonly manufactured in continuous rolls at 1.4 meters wide and in a choice of 5 meter or 10 meter lengths, however our onsite conversion facilities allow us to cut these rolls down into smaller, easier to handle sheets in a choice of 1m or 2m lengths,and in thicknesses from 1.5mm to 100mm, with a plate finish on both faces.

    Why use Polyurethane Rubber Sheets?

    Sheets of Solid Polyurethane can be supplied in full or alternatively used by ASG to convert into smaller components when customers only require a low volume of parts or a small piece of material for testing.  Customers sometimes choose to take the sheets of raw material to convert themselves into components as and when needed as opposed to taking large volumes or minimum order quantities of the same product.  

    Along with the strength and durability offered by Solid Polyurethane sheets of material, other properties include  good ageing, chemical, oil, grease  and solvent resistance.   Solid Polyurethane in comparison to other rubber materials, has a higher tear resistance, better high load bearing capabilities, energy absorption with both sound and vibration and does not discolour as easily as other solid rubbers. 

    Sheets of Solid Polyurethane offer a working temperature range of -30°C to +80°C, and are available in thicknesses up to 100mm as standard in 1 or 2 metre lengths, however other sheet sizes can be manufactured to order. 

    Solid Polyurethane sheets of material supplied and converted by ASG are usually in a 60° shore and 80° shore hardness, however they can be made in a wide range of hardnesses from 5 to 95 shore, different colours often used to manufacture products such scrapers, gaskets, seals and belts, it is also often used in the production of many consumer and industrial parts within automotive seats, kitchen appliances, mattresses, rollers, to name but a few.  

    Alternative Grades of Solid Rubber

    Advanced Seals & Gaskets work with a wide network of material manufacturers and suppliers, giving our customers more choice when looking for solid rubber, our most popular grades include:

    • Neoprene (CR) is one of our most popular solid rubber materials, with various thicknesses  held in stock.  Neoprene is suitable for use where there is exposure to grease, oil, acids, ozone and even sea water.
    • EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer) another very popular solid rubber is great for use in outdoor applications.  This material is resistant to water, UV, ozone, weather, abrasion, alkalines, ketones and diluted acids.
    • Nitrile (NBR) rubber is a popular solid material for use within the automotive industry where there is contact with petroleum, oil and grease.
    • SBR (Styrene-butadiene rubber) is a cost effective, commercial grade, general purpose rubber with good abrasion resistance, tensile strength and low compression set. (not sure use with petrol and chemicals).
    • Silicone (SI) is an excellent electrical insulation material which can operate at high and low temperatures.   Silicone rubber performs well when exposed to UV, weathering, ozone and moisture, and is available in a range of colours.
    • Viton rubber materials are manufactured for more demanding applications where there are harsh chemicals and high temperatures present.  Viton rubber offers resistance to fluids, oils, acids and petroleum based liquids.

    For samples, datasheets  or to discuss your sheet needs further, please give a member of our sales team a call.

    Benefits of Using Polyurethane Rubber Sheets

    The type of Polyurethane Rubber Sheet used will depend on the industry, environment and application it is going to be used in and what it will be exposed to.  Depending on material used, some of the benefits offered by solid polyurethane  rubber include:

    • Popular for automotive, electrical, industrial, medical, marine and construction
    • Operating Temperature Range: -30°C to +80°C
    • Variety of grades, colours, hardnesses available
    • Energy (vibration/sound) absorption
    • Resistance to oils, grease, chemicals, solvents, ageing, tearing  and abrasion
    • Lightweight and flexible

    Advantages of using Polyurethane Rubber Sheets

    Using sheets of solid Polyurethane offers users a number of advantages when looking for smaller components or just a low quantity which they can cut or press from this material.  Sheets of material can be used by ASG to convert parts inhouse, or alternatively can be taken by customers who are looking to cut individual parts as and when they’re needed. 

    Sheets of material are preferred for cutting longer strips or gaskets or for cutting small volumes of gaskets or washers without joins and blemishes within the material and to reduce waste and cost.  In terms of the material itself, the ability of polyurethane to be able to withstand a wide range of extreme temperatures, abrasion, moisture are just some of the excellent properties held by the material.  

    It is also lightweight and shock absorbing, durable and flexible, maintaining its physical integrity under extreme heat and load bearing, solid PU also has excellent oil-resistant qualities that are useful for exposure to oils or other lubricants.  The high temperature resistance makes Solid Polyurethane sheets and the parts cut from them are popular for use along  production lines where there is extreme heat such as ovens and furnaces. 

    All of the above features also makes this material widely utilised within the automotive industry used as hoses, bearing pads, engine mounts, seals and gaskets.  Polyurethane can be utilised in a range of applications as it can be manufactured and converted in many ways, it’s generally manufactured as rolls, which can then be cut down into smaller more manageable sheet, these sheets can be converted further onsite here at Advanced Seals & Gaskets into a wide range of bespoke made to order products including gaskets, washers and even fabrications. 

    Polyurethane rubber is generally known to last longer than rubber, especially in applications where it’s constantly stretched or otherwise exposed to stress, PU components are manufactured using a non-corrosive compound, available in a choice of hardnesses and colours and due to the range of manufacturing techniques used in the production of the materials and parts, it is found utilised across a range of industries and applications.

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