The natural rubber sheet comes from latex, an emulsion containing 60 to 80% water, which flows from the bark of different plant species (rubber). The rubber is located in small particles suspended in the latex, of which it represents 90% of the dry weight. It provides excellent mechanical properties.
The natural rubber sheet has good compression. It also provides fairly good resistance to water and non-mineral detergent acids.
Limits: poor resistance to UV and hydrocarbon-based solvents (aliphatic and aromatic), oils or petroleum derivatives.
|General Properties||min - max|
|Hardness ShA||30 - 90 ShA|
|Hardness IRHD||30 - 90 IRHD|
|breaking strength||8 - 20 MPa|
|elongation at break||100% - 900%|
|Thickness||0,10mm - 15mm|
|Continuous Temperature||-50 C° - 70C°|
|Point Temperature||-50 C° - 80C°|
- Automobile door seals,
- profiles for windows and doors,
- tennis or golf balls,
- tubes and pipes,
- coated fabrics,
- pharmaceutical stoppers,
- tires …