High resilience, good tensile strength, and tear resistance are among NATURAL RUBBER’S chief advantages. In addition to notable wear resistance, NATURAL RUBBER also offers low permanent set characteristics plus good flexing qualities at low temperatures. NATURAL RUBBER has an operating temperature range of -40 to 160°F. NATURAL RUBBER in the uncured state is in a gum form.
NATURAL RUBBER can be molded into parts extruded in profiles or tubing or calendering into sheet goods.
NATURAL RUBBER does not perform well when exposed to chemicals and petroleum derivatives, including petrochemicals. NATURAL RUBBER is not recommended for outdoor applications where maximum resistance to sunlight, ozone, oxygen or heat aging are major factors.
Natural Rubber Chemical Designation: Natural Polyisoprene (NR)