BRP manufactures Styrene Butadiene (SBR) rubber, a durable and economical rubber that provides excellent abrasion resistance and can be used in a wide-range of industrial applications. Made from a blend of styrene and butadiene polymers, styrene butadiene (SBR) rubber exhibits similar properties to natural rubber.
SBR is often used in place of natural rubber for many applications due to the significant cost savings. Compared to natural rubber, SBR provides enhanced resistance to abrasion, wear and water. It’s a non-oil resistant material that’s widely-used in the production of several rubber products.
Styrene Butadiene (SBR) rubber is a great choice for rubber gaskets and seals. Due to the good heat resistance and heat-aging qualities of SBR, it performs well in extreme temperatures. It is not recommended for use in applications involving exposure to ozone, strong acids, oils, greases, fats and most hydrocarbons.
Styrene Butadiene (SBR) rubber can be compounded to further enhance its fine abrasion, wear and tensile qualities. Its mechanical properties, similarity to natural rubber and flexibility make styrene butadiene (SBR) rubber popular in industries such as HVAC and construction.
Common uses of styrene butadiene (SBR) rubber include gaskets, grommets, lining rubber, conveyor belt covers and many other extremely demanding applications.