Natural Rubber

The "Original" Rubber Material

Working Temperature Range:

High: 220°F / 104°C Low: -60°F / -51°C

What is Natural Rubber?

Natural rubber is the ideal choice for any product that requires high elasticity/tensile strength and abrasion/tear resistance.  Natural rubber also has good vibration dampening characteristics and low compression set values.  It is also relatively easy to bond to a wide range of substrates.

Advantages:

  • Excellent tear and abrasion resistance
  • Very low compression set values
  • Good vibration dampening characteristics

Disadvantages:
  • Poor ozone and UV resistance
  • Poor resistance to petroleum oil exposure
 

How Does Natural Rubber Compare:

 
MATERIAL ABBREVIATION VIBRATION
ISOLATION
RELATIVE PRICE TEMPERATURE RANGE OZONE, UV RESISTANCE OIL RESISTANCE
Natural NR Excellent Good -60F to 220F Poor Poor
Butyl IIR Excellent Fair -75F to 250F Good Poor
Ethylene-Propylene EPDM Good Excellent -70F to 250F Excellent Poor
Nitrile NBR Good Good -30F to 250F Poor Excellent
Neoprene / Chloroprene CR Excellent Excellent -60F to 220F Good Fair
Silicone VMQ Good Fair -175F to 450F Excellent Fair


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