Commercial Rubber

Commercial Rubber is a solid rubber material with good abrasion properties and resistance to oils and petroleum. Commercial rubber performs better than other materials in applications where petroleum, oils, aromatic hydrocarbons and acids are present and is widely selected as the material of choice in applications such as fuel pump diaphragms (Automotive), hoses (Automotive/Aircraft) and oil seals (Oil & Gas).

CB Frost also offer a BS (British standard) grade known as BS2751 Nitrile rubber. This grade will have enhanced characteristics, such as oil, petroleum, and abrasion resistance. The material will require a minimal level of polymer content and regular batch testing.

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The History Of Commercial Rubber

Millitary and Automobiles

During World War I, the Allied and Central nations realised how important rubber was to their war effort and in 1929, Germany finally succeeded in producing homegrown synthetic rubber. After a couple of successful attempts at synthesizing synthetic rubber, two German chemists synthesized another synthetic rubber using acrylonitrile and butadiene, calling it Buna-N (nitrile).

The nitrile sheet rubber possessed physical traits similar to natural rubber but had a unique quality: oil-resistance. The new buna material could now be used as an automotive component, namely, in the form of a seal or gasket.

In 1939, World War II began. Warfare became much more mechanized than before, with automotives being used extensively in the form of jeeps, trucks, and tanks. Nitrile products were perfect for these applications because of their resistance to oil and grease and are still being used today.

To learn more about the advantages of  Commercial Rubber or for further advice, you can call our knowledgeable and experienced team on 0121 773 8494.


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