Nitrile rubber is formally called acrylonitrile butadiene rubber, and it was developed in 1941 as the first type of rubber that was oil resistant. With moderate physical properties and good abrasion resistance, nitrile rubber can have high or low acrylonitrile content, with the former having better oil resistance than the latter.
  • Nitrile has low gas permeability and poor electrical properties and ozone resistance, as well as poor flame resistance.
  • Nitrile rubber is not suitable for certain applications – for instance, those with polar solvents such as MEK. There are certain grades of nitrile rubber that can be mixed with PVC, improving its resistance to ozone, flame, petrol, and aging.
  • Some of its applications include diaphragms, gaskets, hose liners, accumulator bladders, seals, and O-rings.
  • The durability in a standard operation of grinding,polishing and deburring is exceptional

Nitrile application
  • Gaskets
  • Seals
  • O-rings
  • Pump diaphragms
  • Fuel systems
  • Hydraulic hoses
  • Tubing
  • Molded shapes
  • Rubber-to-metal bonded components
  • Connectors
  • Stripper rubber
  • Rotating heads