Sorbo Rubber

Sorbo Rubber

Key Characteristics of Using Open Cell Natural Sponge Rubber

  • Colour: Black (textured skin finish with some chalk residues possible from the manufacturing process)
  • Structure: Open cell
  • Density: 380 Kg/m3
  • Temperature Range: -40ºC - +80ºC
  • Tensile Strength:  280 kpa
  • Elongation at Break: 250%
  • Resistances:  OZONE: Poor
  • OIL: Poor ACIDS: Medium/Good
  • ALKALIS: Good 

Full technical data can be supplied upon request.


  • Automotive Industry: Sobro Rubber is well-suited for automotive applications, including sealing gaskets for engines, transmissions, and other critical components.
  • Manufacturing: From heavy machinery to precision equipment, Sobro Rubber provides an effective sealing and insulation solution, reducing the risk of leaks and energy loss.
  • Chemical Processing: The chemical resistance of Sobro Rubber makes it an invaluable material for sealing systems and components used in chemical processing plants.
  • Energy Sector: Whether in power generation or distribution, Sobro Rubber's temperature stability and insulation properties make it an excellent choice for electrical applications.
  • Agriculture and Farming: Sobro Rubber can be used in agricultural machinery and equipment, providing protection against environmental factors and ensuring reliable performance.

At Advanced Seals and Gaskets, we are dedicated to providing top-quality materials that meet the demands of modern industries. Sobro Rubber exemplifies our commitment to innovation, durability, and customization, making it an indispensable asset for businesses seeking reliable solutions. Choose Sobro Rubber and elevate your industrial operations to new levels of performance and efficiency.

Sorbo Rubber

Introducing Sobro Rubber, a cutting-edge solution for a wide range of industrial applications, exclusively brought to you by Advanced Seals and Gaskets. Our commitment to quality and innovation has led us to develop Sobro Rubber, a premium material that offers exceptional performance and reliability in various industrial settings.

Key Features:

  1. Durability: Sobro Rubber is engineered to withstand the harshest conditions, ensuring longevity and reducing the need for frequent replacements. This durability translates into cost savings and improved operational efficiency.
  2. Chemical Resistance: Our Sobro Rubber exhibits excellent resistance to a variety of chemicals and fluids, making it an ideal choice for industries where exposure to corrosive substances is a concern. This characteristic extends the product's lifespan and enhances its overall value.
  3. Temperature Stability: Sobro Rubber maintains its integrity across a broad temperature range, from extreme cold to high heat. This stability ensures consistent performance in diverse operating environments, contributing to enhanced safety and reliability.
  4. Sealing and Insulation: Sobro Rubber boasts exceptional sealing and insulation properties, making it an ideal material for gaskets, seals, and other industrial applications where preventing leakage or maintaining insulation is critical.
  5. Customization: We understand that every industry has unique requirements. With Sobro Rubber, customization is a breeze. We offer a range of thicknesses, sizes, and shapes to match your specific needs, ensuring a seamless integration into your processes.
  6. Ease of Installation: Sobro Rubber is designed for ease of installation, reducing downtime during replacement or maintenance procedures. This user-friendly aspect enhances efficiency and minimizes disruptions to your operations.
  7. Quality Assurance: As with all our products, Sobro Rubber undergoes rigorous quality control testing to meet the highest industry standards. This commitment to quality ensures that you receive a product that performs consistently and reliably.


Product Enquiry

For information on Sorbo Rubber please complete the following quick enquiry or call us on +44(0)1384 252555.

    What is Sorbo Rubber?

    Many of the sponge materials offered by ASG are closed cell, however Sorbo rubber is an open cell material.  Open cell  industrial sponge is a natural rubber sponge materials are manufactured in roll form, recognisable by it’s patterned skin and the open cell structure which gives it excellent compression recovery properties and allows for the circulation of gases and fluids in applications that require it. These rolls of  material are very versatile and can be supplied in smaller sized rolls cut down to order or in pre-cut finished components to suit each customer's needs and applications.

    Why use Sorbo Rubber

    Sorbo rubber is a fairly heavy duty and robust material, even though it is manufactured to be soft and compressible, with excellent compression recovery properties.  Open cell natural industrial sponge rubber is pre-manufactured and stocked in a range of standard roll lengths and thicknesses, ready for despatch or conversion into small rolls, sheets or finished cut parts.

    Customers will often take this material in full rolls as it allows them to cut their own parts as and when required.  Parts cut from open cell natural industrial sponge rubber offer good anti-vibration and acoustic absorption, resistance to weathering and ozone and can be used for seal between uneven surfaces, as protective packaging and as noise reducing floor strips.

    Benefits of using Sorbo Rubber

    • excellent compression recovery properties.
    • seal around uneven or complex shapes
    • interconnected cell structures also allow for the limited absorption
    • circulation of gases and fluids
    • Good anti-vibration properties
    • Good weathering & ozone resistance

    Other Grades of Sponge Material Available

    • EPDM - medium, firm, semi-open cell, high temperature 
    • Neoprene - FR, medium, firm
    • Silicone
    • Polyurethane

    The Advantages of Using Sorbo Rubber

    Using open cell natural sponge rubber offers numerous advantages, it's a soft- feel material with an  open cell structure allowing the material to be used in applications where resistance to fluids is only required when a surface coating is applied, otherwise it will still slow for moisture absorption, allowing for the circulation of moisture and gas when the application requires it.

    Open cell natural sponge rubber is available in a range of thicknesses, all offering excellent compression recovery particularly when it’s used  for repetitive loading and distortion applications such as packaging and expansion joint sealing, it also has excellent sound and vibration absorption properties making it perfect for use in flooring systems mainly as joist isolation tapes.

    Have a Question About Sorbo Rubber?

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