SBR (Styrene Butadiene Rubber

  • Also called SBR. It is a very inexpensive all-purpose rubber. Not as good as natural rubber when it comes to physical strength, low-temperature properties, and resilience, but fares a little better when it comes to resistance to abrasion and its heat-aging properties.
  • SBR is nonresistant to fuel or oil, and it is also prone to weathering.
  • This type of rubber is used in car tires, haul-off pads, drive couplings, and in the soles and heels of various types of shoes.
  • Synthetic rubber’s advantage is its excellent abrasion resistance and ability to bond to metals.
  • It is great for rubber gaskets, seals, rubber pads, panel grommets, custom molded rubber and other products.
  • Synthetic rubber has excellent heat resistance and heat-aging qualities. but it is not recommended in applications that involve ozone, strong acids, oils, greases, fats and most hydrocarbons.