A SYNTHETIC RUBBER is any type of man-made elastomer that is mainly derived from petroleum. There is a wide variety of synthetic rubber products available, all created through different manufacturing processes to provide versatile alternatives to natural rubber. Synthetic rubber products are used in many different applications worldwide, with the most common uses being in the industrial and automotive sectors. There are many different types of synthetic rubber that are available on the market. Each elastomer has its own unique traits that make them unique, and Rubber-Cal makes it a point to stock a variety of synthetic elastomers that have the largest market demand. Unlike organic rubber products, synthetic rubber material does not have a carbon-to-carbon backbone that can leave it susceptible to ozone, UV, heat and other ageing factors. Synthetic rubber also generally comes with good levels of chemical and temperature resistance, with specific degrees varying according to the type of elastomer.
We offer a variety of types of synthetic rubber including: Neoprene, Nitrile, Silicone, EPDM, SBR, and thermoplastic materials like Santoprene. Each synthetic rubber offers a unique characteristic and has been developed by industry for specific types of use. For example, silicones, as well as other synthetic rubber products, excel in temperature extremes, being able to operate normally within a range of -100° C to +300° C. Synthetic rubber material offers superior properties such as elongation, tear strength, compression set, fire resistance and, in some cases, tensile strength that are superior to that of natural rubber products.