Materials2018-10-30T20:59:44+00:00

RUBBER MATERIALS

Utilizing nearly every commercially available rubber + Custom mixing capabilities

Custom Rubber Materials Formulation

At the heart of our expertise is a robust polymer engineering capability, enabling us to tailor our base
of available rubber materials to fit your unique application. We take the time at project conception to learn
about the application of your rubber component or roller to ensure proper material selection. Not every
project requires an intensive stage of rubber material development, but if the need arises, rest assured
that we have a proven track record of custom rubber mixing.

BASE MATERIALS AVAILABLE

Natural Rubber

Natural/Polyisoprene

Derived from trees, Natural Rubber offers excellent physical properties, including abrasion, gouging, and cut growth resistance. Used for producing rubber bands, natural rubber exhibits great rebound elasticity and flexibility.

Synthetic Natural
Rubber

Synthetic Polyisoprene

Developed as an alternative to Natural Rubber; it exhibits nearly identical properties to Natural, but lacks odor.

Neoprene

Chloroprene

An excellent all-purpose material, neoprene performs well for many applications. It particularly excels at adhering to substrates, and performs well in applications that will see weathering, ozone, and natural aging.

Nitrile

Acrylonitrile Butadiene

The material of choice where resistance to oil, gasoline, and petroleum-based hydraulic fluids is needed. Nitrile is suitable for a wide range of temperatures. We have several hybrid versions as welt which can bolster various properties, including PVC, Carboxylated , and Hydrogenated Nitriles.

SBR

Styrene Butadiene

SBR offers excellent impact strength, resilience, abrasion resistance, tensile strength, and flexibility at low temperatures. SBR is readily substituted for natural rubber in many applications at a lower cost.

Silicone

Polysiloxane

Heralded for temperature resistance, Silicone retains elastic properties from extreme low temperatures (-150F) to high (500F ). It exhibits high-release and resistance to weather, ozone, sunlight, and oxidation.

Polyurethane

Polyurethane diisocyanate

Offering both incredible tensile strength and good elasticity, Urethane is the nexus between plastic and rubber. It exhibits excellent abrasion resistance, weather, ozone, and sunlight aging.

Chlorosulfonated
Polyethylene

CSM
Hypalon®

A close match to neoprene. CSM offers a step up in acid, solvent, ozone, and oxidation resistance.

EPDM

Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer

The material of choice for outdoor applications EPDM offers superior resistance to ozone, sunlight, water, and severe weather conditions. Aside from those which will see oil and hydrocarbon solvents, there is scarcely an application for which EPDM is unsuitable.

Fluorocarbon

Fluoronated Hydrocarbon

Outstanding resistance to high temperature, oils, fuels, acids, solvents and weathering Fluorocarbon is a material that works very well in almost any application. However, it’s high cost prohibits its use beyond applications that require excellent stability under extreme operating conditions.

Butyl

Isobutylene-isoprene

Butyl is heralded for its high energy absorption (damping), and Impermeability to gases and vapor II stands up well to heat, oxygen, ozone, and sunlight.

BASE MATERIALS AVAILABLE

Natural Rubber

Natural/Polyisoprene

The original rubber material, derived from trees natural offers excellent physical properties, including abrasion, gouging, and cut growth resistance. Used for producing rubber bands, natural rubber exhibits great rebound elasticity and flexibility.

Synthetic Natural
Rubber

Synthetic Polyisoprene

Developed as an alternative to natural rubber. Synthetic NR offers very similar properties to natural, but lacks it’s odor.

Neoprene

Chloroprene

An excellent all-purpose material, neoprene performs well for many applications

Nitrile

Acrylonitrile Butadiene

The material of choice where resistance to oil, gasoline, and petroleum-based hydraulic fluids is needed. Nitrile is suitable for a wide range of temperatures. We have several hybrid versions as welt which can bolster various properties, including PVC, Carboxylated , and Hydrogenated Nitriles.

SBR

Styrene Butadiene

SBR offers excellent impact strength, resilience, abrasion resistance, tensile strength, and flexibility at low temperatures. SBR is readily substituted for natural rubber in many applications at a lower cost.

Silicone

Polysiloxane

Heralded for temperature resistance, Silicone retains elastic properties from extreme low temperatures (-150F) to high (500F ). It exhibits high-release and resistance to weather, ozone, sunlight, and oxidation.

Polyurethane

Polyurethane diisocyanate

Offering both incredible tensile strength and good elasticity, Urethane is the nexus between plastic and rubber. It exhibits excellent abrasion resistance, weather, ozone, and sunlight aging.

Chlorosulfonated
Polyethylene

CSM | Hypalon® 

A close match to neoprene. CSM offers a step up in acid, solvent, ozone, and oxidation resistance.

EPDM

Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer

The material of choice for outdoor applications EPDM offers superior resistance to ozone, sunlight, water, and severe weather conditions. Aside from those which will see oil and hydrocarbon solvents, there is scarcely an application for which EPDM is unsuitable.

Fluorocarbon

Fluoronated Hydrocarbon

Outstanding resistance to high temperature, oils, fuels, acids, solvents and weathering Fluorocarbon is a material that works very well in almost any application. However, it’s high cost prohibits its use beyond applications that require excellent stability under extreme operating conditions.

Butyl

Isobutylene-isoprene

Butyl is heralded for its high energy absorption (damping), and impermeability to gases and vapor II stands up well to heat, oxygen, ozone, and sunlight.

FDA Compliant Materials

IMR offers rubber materials
intended for repeated food
contact in accordance with
FDA CFR 21 177.2600

Polymer Selection Chart

This chart will supply a general
understanding of our base materials.
For assistance in selecting the
best material for your application
Contact Us

NSF/ANSI Standard 61

IMR can offer rubber
materials compliant to
NSF/ANSI Standard 61

RoHS, REACH, and Conflict Minerals Policy

IMR makes every effort possible to source materials in compliance with each of these standards.
Communication between customer and IMR from project onset is critical to ensuring that materials
utilized conform to each customer’s unique policies and requirements.

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