Thanks to its elasticity, rubber is a commonly used sealing material. Rubber seals are suitable for a wide range of applications.
Versatile features of rubber include flexibility, elasticity, strength and friction. Rubber also prevents vibration and is airtight and watertight.
Electric conductivity, fire resistance and other features of rubber can also be improved if necessary. In addition, the usability of rubber in sealing solutions is enhanced by its adhesion to metals, plastics and textiles.
We also offer fireproof rubber types that comply with the latest fire standards.
Applications of synthetic EPDM rubber include seals, profile strips and cable coatings.
In addition, EPDM rubber retains its flexibility at low temperatures and works at high temperatures, as well as in hot water or steam.
EPDM is highly resistant to water-based chemicals and solvents. It is available in a wide hardness scale: 25-90 ShA.
EPDM rubber is also available in types that comply with the EN 45545 standard for rail applications, as well as with the EN 681-1 standard for municipal engineering.
FinnProfiles offers fireproof EPDM rubber that meets the following standards:
Also known as Neoprene, chloroprene rubber is a synthetic rubber that has been developed for conditions that require chemical resistance in particular.
CR is highly resistant to animal and vegetable based oils.
NBR rubber has been developed for conditions requiring high oil resistance. In addition to oil, NBR is highly resistant to liquid fuels and most solvents.
Because of its high oil resistance, NBR rubber is used, for example, in seals and protective beams used in, for example, municipal and automotive applications.
SBR rubber, i.e. styrene-butadiene rubber, is a general-purpose rubber type that is used when the product does not require special features, such as oil resistance.
Indeed, SBR rubber is widely used in typical rubber applications, such as car tires, rubber footwear, conveyor belts, hoses, and profile strips.
IR rubber, i.e. isoprene rubber, is a synthetic substitute for natural rubber, which is suitable as such for various purposes. It is most commonly used as a mixture with other rubbers.
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