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Neoprene and nitrile sheeting FAQs

Neoprene and nitrile sheeting FAQs

Here, we have compiled the most frequently asked questions surrounding nitrile and neoprene rubber sheet materials. We will discuss for example, the nitrile rubber sheet properties, and answer what is neoprene rubber used for. Read on to find out more about neoprene and nitrile sheeting.


What is neoprene rubber?

Neoprene® rubber, or polychloroprene, is a synthetic rubber, available in both commercial grades and to British Standard BS2752 specifications. The British Standard guarantees that our neoprene rubber sheets meet specific physical and performance properties, so you can be sure that you are purchasing a high quality product.

What is nitrile rubber?

Nitrile rubber is a synthetic rubber, also known as NBR, buna-n and nitrile butadiene rubber. At Martin’s Rubber, nitrile is available in both commercial and British Standard – BS2751 specification. The British Standard specification ensures that our nitrile rubber sheet properties meet only the highest levels of quality and performance. These rigorous requirements make this rubber reliable for industrial use.

What is neoprene rubber used for?

A Neoprene® rubber sheet is an adaptable material used across a variety of industries. Its versatile nature makes it a very popular rubber sheeting material for a multitude of environments. Our commercial neoprene rubber sheets function in a temperature range of -20°C and +110°C. The BS2752 on the other hand ranges between -30°C to +120°C. They also come in a range of thickness and hardness options, to fit your industry demands.

What are some of the main nitrile rubber sheet properties?

Nitrile has more of a focused use than neoprene, for gaskets, rollers and fuel hoses. Because of its incredible oil resistance, it is also the go-to rubber material for products used in contact with this medium. The main commercial nitrile rubber sheet properties include a hardness of 70° and a temperature range between -15°C and +90°C. In comparison to this, we have BS2751 nitrile rubber sheets, which are much more diverse for use in industrial applications. They promise a wide array of hardness options from 40° to 80° and a more extensive temperature range of -30°C and +110°C.

Where to buy neoprene rubber sheets or nitrile rubber sheets

Now you understand the physical and industrial uses of the materials, you now need to consider where to buy neoprene rubber sheets and nitrile rubber sheets. With our extensive experience and in-depth knowledge base on neoprene and nitrile rubber sheet properties, we are the right choice to provide you with high quality, precision rubber sheeting. Martin’s Rubber products are available in a vast array of sizes and thicknesses, so we can provide plenty of options for your application requirements.

Take a look at our nitrile and neoprene rubber datasheets for more information on each material. If you have any more questions, talk to one of our team today by calling +44 (0) 23 8022 6330 or email Martin’s Rubber at [email protected]

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