Rubber

Rubber is available in many different compounds. PRP Manufacturing stocks varieties of EPDM, Neoprene, Nitrile, Natural, Silicone, Butyl and Viton, and all these have unique properties that provide an ideal solution for a given application.

Rubber, such as EPDM and Neoprene (CR), are very common rubber varieties due to their broad resistances to weathering and heat. This makes both types ideal for common gaskets, seals, washers or any other customised product.

Rubber such as Nitrile (NBR) has a high resistance against solvents, oils and hydrocarbons, and thus is used in applications where it would be susceptible to these elements, such as pneumatic seals, oil seal gaskets and low pressure hydraulic seals.

Silicone has a much higher tolerance to heat and is excellent in the resistance to hot air, whilst specialised rubbers like Viton and Hypalon have specific properties to resist a wide range of acids, alkalis and salts. Reinforced rubber compounds known as insertion rubber is also available where the rubber is lined with either nylon or cotton reinforcing to vastly improve tear strength and longevity. Insertion rubber is commonly used in rubber flange gaskets. More information can be found here.

In addition to our standard compounds, PRP also stocks FDA (Food and Drug Administration) white EPDM, Nitrile and Natural rubber which comply with FDA regulations 21 CRF 177.2600, for use in food and medical industries. We also stock a range of potable EPDM rubber that complies with AS/NZS 4020:2005 and AS 1646.2:2000 for use in pipelines or other drinking water applications.

For some further information on rubber compounds, please feel free to check out our blog article here.

PRP has rubber ranging from 0.8mm thick up to 25mm thick, with rolls sizes generally 1200mm or 1500mm wide. Other sizes and harnesses (duro) can be provided upon request.

Please contact us for any technical datasheets for specifications.