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.
Sponge rubber varieties exhibit a softer more compressible feel compared to standard rubber due to the various blowing agents used during the formation process.
Sponges generally have excellent compressibility and recovery, but can be susceptible to tearing and impact absorption due to their lower hardness and tensile strengths.
High density foam based materials are a low-cost alternative to sponge rubber where insulation and support are needed without the need for a rubber-based compound.
Polyethylene foam (PE) and ethylene vinyl acetate foam (EVA) are the most common foam varieties. These foams are available in a range of densities, thicknesses, colours and sizes and are most commonly used for case inserts, protection, insulation, gaskets and seals.
Cork is generally used for gaskets and sealing applications whereby the user needs the tensile strength and properties associated with solid based rubber, but also the compressibility of softer based cork.
PRP for years has been at the forefront of providing a complete set of sealing solutions for gasket industries such as oil and gas, petrochemical, water, sewage and defence. In addition to our rubber compounds, PRP stocks a comprehensive range of gasket materials such as compressed non asbestos fibre, graphite, PTFE (Teflon) and our metallic and semi-metallic range.