The Rubber sheets are the sheets or sheeting of the rubber in varying thicknesses and widths. These rubber sheets are widely used in various applications throughout industries.
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Types of Rubber Sheeting, Applications & Major Usage of It
There are many products in various industries where rubber sheeting is required. In this blog, we will try to understand the types of rubber sheets and the best type of rubber per the application needs.
The extruded rubber sheets are commonly available as,
- EPDM rubber sheet
- EPDM foam rubber sheet
- Neoprene rubber sheet
- Santoprene rubber sheet
- Silicone rubber sheet
- Nitrile or NBR rubber sheet
- Natural rubber sheet
- Food Grade Rubber Sheet
- NSF Certified Rubber Sheet
- Uv Resistant Rubber Sheet
- Chemical Resistant Rubber Sheet
The material selection depends upon the application requirement. And depending upon the need, the best suitable rubber sheets can be chosen. The Santoprene rubber sheets are much better for most applications as they are made from an engineered elastomer that combines the plastic and rubber properties. The Santoprene rubber is a combination of an EPDM and polypropylene and is better than EPDM rubber. Additionally, Santoprene rubber sheets have the following physical properties, which makes it an ideal choice for many applications,
Benefits of Santoprene TPV rubber sheets,
- Excellent oil and chemical resistance
- Great sealing properties
- Highly durable and fatigue resistant
- Superior weather and shock protection
- Excellent Aging characteristics
- Constant service temperature ranges from -60° C to + 135° C (-81° F to +275° F) with no cracking or tackiness
- Also available in UV-resistant, Flame retardant, FDA-approved, and medical grades rubber strips
- Sustainable and recyclable material
- Available in durometer hardness ranging from 40 Shore A to 90 Shore A
- Best Quality Material thermoplastic rubber tubing
More about Rubber sheeting.
Natural Rubber Sheets
It has excellent dynamic, rebound, elasticity, and mechanical properties, making it extra strong. It is good for using as a general-purpose material, and it is used widely in the market.
EPDM Rubber Sheet
EPDM has really good resistance to acids and ketones; hence, it is being used widely in environmental applications, mainly outdoor and high zone area.
Neoprene rubber sheets
When it comes to using a rubber sheet that provides resistance to oil and petroleum products, or like alkalis, acids, and flame, neoprene rubber sheets are the ideal choice. Neoprene is widely used where, they are used in corrosion, resistant coatings, metal cases to protect the contents, noise isolation in power transformer installations, and other electrical applications.
Above, we saw the primary type of rubber sheeting that is being used in various applications. now, we will understand the application of rubber sheets.
Application of Rubber Sheet
It is widely used when it comes to rubber sheets, roofing applications, and flooring. It provides good resistance against substances like petroleum, ultra violet lights, oxidizing elements, etc.
The key requirement for rubber sheeting is the material’s flexibility to resist in range of temperature, even for shock absorbers and specialized machinery mountings designed to reduce shaking.
There are many other industries, such as industrial building, Automotive parts, agricultural machines and the medical industry, that require rubber sheeting in various applications. For you, it’s very important to make sure that you are selecting the most suitable type of rubber for your application.
It’s becoming more widely used, and so the demand in the near future will surely increase gradually. Apart from this, the rubber sheets are more cost-friendly. The rubber’s ability to combine itself easily with other products and its cost efficiency makes it the most popular product in industrial subdivisions.
About Major Usage of Rubber Sheeting in Various Industry
One another common application for rubber sheeting is electrical insulation. Electricity can not travel from the rubber sheeting. Silicone rubber is effective when used as electrical insulation. It can withstand high temperatures while making resistance to power.
Rubber sheeting is usually used in the food-treating manufacturing. It has a nonporous surface, so it won’t engage or retain germs or viruses. Furthermore, If you work for a food processing company, you may want to choose rubber sheeting made of high-quality material that meets the FDA requirement and is NSF 61/51 rated rubber sheets.
Mainly in buildings, you will sometimes see weatherstripping made of rubber. Weatherstripping is a form of padding. You’ll often find weatherstripping made of rubber sheeting in both homes and commercial buildings. Weatherstripping is a form of insulation. It’s used precisely to seal indoor areas from the outdoors. Most exterior doors and windows will have weatherstripping. The weatherstripping prevents air-conditioned air or furnace-conditioned air from leaking to the outside. The good thing is that you can cut it into various custom shapes and sizes. After that, you can install it as per the application requirement.
All rubber sheets are commonly available in below standard thicknesses and widths.
|0.5 mm||From 6″ to 36″ wide|
|1/32″ or 0.8 mm||From 6″ to 36″ wide|
|1 mm||From 6″ to 36″ wide|
|1/16″ or 1.6 mm||From 6″ to 36″ wide|
|1/8″ or 3.2 mm||From 6″ to 36″ wide|
|3/16″ or 4.7 mm||From 6″ to 36″ wide|
Please reach us if you require a Rubber sheet of custom thickness and width. At SantopSeal, we supply various rubber sheets from various materials. These rubber sheets can be manufactured as per your requirement in custom thickness and width.
Please get in touch with us at email@example.com or 412-444-1888 to discuss your rubber sheet requirement further.