Depending on the application or system, it is important to know the appropriate type of material to use for the gaskets or seals. Our products can be manufactured in different types of rubbers and formulations which have specific characteristics.
EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer)
EPDM is one of the synthetic rubbers with the highest lifespan and resistance, it is mainly used for outdoor applications which are exposed to weather changes and ozone. Its versatility as an elastomer, allows it to have a wide variety of uses as a seal or joint for windows, doors, cars, hoses, pipes and others.
- Excellent outdoors durability, it withstands being exposed to sunlight, rain, dust, water, heat, cold amongst other weather conditions.
- Has a long lifespan (more than 25 years), allowing it to be a safe bet in functionality, avoiding accidents and maintenance costs.
- Has higher elasticity letting it be easier to install. In the same sense it has material memory (resilience) being able to create an efficient seal in every system.
- Complies with the Colombian Construction Seismic-Resistant Regulation (NSR-10) in the use of adequate and recommended materials for gaskets inside architectural systems.
- Low density rubber..
- Very good electrical isolator.
- Has low tensile efforts.
See Safety Data Sheet
Silicone (VMQ - Vinyl Methyl Silicone)
Silicone rubber is a flexible synthetic polymer with a soft feel that does not age because of its high resistance to temperature changes and outdoor exposure. It is a material that does not get dirty or corrode with other materials, it is resistant to all kinds of uses, it is clean and can be colorable.
- Performs really well when exposed to high temperatures (dry environment) through long exposures of even 1000 hours at 250°C.
- Resistant to temperatures as low as (-50°C) without losing flexibility.
- Used as an electrical isolator.
- Radiation resistant
- Does not fuel fire. Excellent Compression Set.
- Not very strong to abrasion nor tear.
- Not adequate to be used while hot steamed.
See Safety Data Sheet
Nitrile (NBR - Nitrile Butadiene Rubber)
Nitrile rubber is an unsaturated copolymer characterized for being the synthetic rubber that is most resistant to oil, fuel and other chemicals. It is often used in objects that have contact with mineral oils. It has low flexibility and a poor performance when exposed to low temperatures.
- Used in applications that require good performance when exposed or immersed in oil/fuel.
- Typically used in stationary seals, hoses, diaphragms, docking systems, etc.
- Outstanding resistance to gas permeability.
- Ideal for oil transport hoses, print rollers, etc.
- Requires protection agents for a better performance.
SBR like most synthetic rubbers it has a good high temperature and aging tolerance. It is commonly used for high abrasion exposure where it exhibits durability and a long lifespan.
- Good abrasion resistance.
- Widely used combined with natural rubber.
- Requires protection agents (weak on ozone, radiation and UV rays).
- Frequently used in applications for structural bearing, support, movement transmission, etc.
- Highest service temperature is 100°C.
- Considered a low cost rubber for general usage articles.
Polychloroprene (CR-Chloroprene or Neoprene)
Neoprene is a synthetic rubber produced by polymerization of chloroprene. In general it exhibits good chemical stability maintaining its flexibility when exposed to a wide range of temperatures. It is used in many different kinds of applications including laptop sleeve cases, orthopedic sets, electrical insulation devices, elastomeric membranes, and car fan belts, among others.
- Chemically inert, useful for seals and hoses.
- Due to its flexibility and isolation properties it is perfect for wetsuits and boots.
- Good sunlight, ozone and weather resistance.
- Medium-high resistance to solvents and chemical agents.
- Resistant to torsional and flexion stress damage. Used in splices and seals.