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About Rubber

Rubber is defined as

  • A tough elastic polymeric substance made from the latex of a tropical plant or synthetically.

Natural rubber is made from latex and all other types of rubber are synthetic.  The many types of rubber can be very confusing and we have a simplified material guide to help you select the right one for your application but generally speaking the following facts should help.

  1. There are lots of different rubber types i.e. Natural, Neoprene, Nitrile, EPDM
  2. The different types have properties that suit them to specific applications
  3. These are generally available in different hardness grades from soft, medium to hard
  4. They are mostly black but can be coloured
  5. Some are available as sponge/foam varieties

Not everything is possible, so if you want a soft yellow sponge neoprene you may be disappointed.  Please contact us for expert advice on the type of rubber you need.