Rubber related products
• Raw Rubber
• Neoprene Rubber
• Silicon Rubber
Rubber is not only elastic, but is also waterproof, resistant to alkalies and weak acids, a good electrical insulator. Natural rubber is resilient and is resistant to tearing. Some types of rubber are resistant to oils, solvents, and other chemicals. The molecules that make up rubber are long, coiled, and twisted. They are elongated by a stretching force and tend to resume their original shape when the force is removed, giving rubber the property of elasticity.
Rubber's elasticity, toughness, impermeability, adhesiveness, and electrical resistance make it useful as an adhesive, a coating composition, a fiber, a molding compound, and an electrical insulator.
All rubberlike materials are polymers, which are high molecular weight compounds consisting of long chains of one or more types of molecules, such as monomers. In general, synthetic rubber has the following advantages over natural rubber: better aging and weathering, more resistance to oil, solvents, oxygen, ozone, and certain chemicals, and resilience over a wider temperature range. The advantages of natural rubber are less buildup of heat from flexing and greater resistance to tearing when hot.