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Industrial Rubber Resin Balls

Precision Plastic Ball has more than 60 years of experience producing more than 140 rubber resin balls to fill a broad range of applications. Our materials offer a selection of properties and capabilities, allowing you to tailor your rubber resin ball to meet your exacting demands.

While many of our rubber resin ball customers operate in water and steam resistant applications, such as hydraulic, ketone, alkali fluid applications, and electrical insulation applications, we can support clients that operate in a number of industry settings.

Buna/ Nitrile Rubber

Nitrile rubber, also known as Buna-N, Perbunan, or NBR, is a synthetic rubber copolymer of acrylonitrile(ACN) and butadiene. Nitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) is typically resistant to oil, fuel, and other chemicals— it is more resistant than natural rubber to oils and acids but has lesser strength and flexibility. It can be attached by ozone, aromatic hydrocarbons, ketones, esters, and aldehydes.

NBR’s capability to endure a range of temperatures from -40ºC to +108ºC makes it a perfect material for aeronautical applications. Other uses of nitrile rubber include non-latex gloves for the healthcare trade, automotive transmission belts, fuel and oil handling hoses, grommets, O-rings, gaskets, oil seals, V-belts, synthetic leather, printer’s roller, and as cable jacketing.

Viton

Viton is a brand of synthetic rubber and fluoropolymer elastomer commonly used in O-rings and other molded or extruded goods. The name is a registered trademark of DuPont Performance Elastomers L.L.C.

Viton fluoroelastomers are categorized under the ASTM D1418 and ISO 1629 designation of FKM. The fluorine content of the most common Viton grades varies between 66 and 70%. Each family of Viton® is available in various types. When selecting the type to be used for a particular application both manufacturability and performance come into play.

EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer)

EPDM rubber, a type of synthetic rubber, is an elastomer which is characterized by a wide range of applications. The E refers to ethylene, P to propylene, D to diene and M refers to its classification in ASTM standard D-1418. The M class includes rubbers having a saturated chain of the polymethylene type.

EPDM exhibits satisfactory compatibility with fireproof hydraulic fluids, ketones, hot and cold water, and alkalis, and poor compatibility with most oils, gasoline, kerosene, aromatic and aliphatic hydrocarbons, halogenated solvents and concentrated acids.

The major properties of EPDM are its exceptional heat, ozone and weather resistance. The resistance to polar substances and steam are also good, along with its superior insulating properties.

Natural Rubber

Natural rubber is a high molecular weight polymeric substance with viscoelastic properties. It shows all the reactions of an unsaturated polymer and gives addition compounds with halogens, ozone, hydrogen chloride and several other reactants that react with olefins.

An interesting reaction of natural rubber is its combination with sulfur— known as vulcanisation. This reaction converts the plastic and viscous nature of raw rubber into elastic. Vulcanized rubber will have a very high tensile strength and comparatively low elongation. Its hardness and abrasion resistance also will be high when compared to raw rubber. Because of the unique combination of these properties, natural rubber finds application in the manufacture of a variety of products.

Silicone

Silicone rubber is an elastomer composed of silicone— containing silicon together with carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. Silicone rubber is usually non-reactive, steady, and resistant to extreme surroundings and temperatures from -55ºC to +300ºC while still upholding its useful properties.

Due to its ease of manufacturing and shaping, silicone rubber can be found in a wide variety of products in many industries. In automotive applications silicone is typically used in hoses and fluid handling. In the home, silicone can be found in cooking, baking, and food storage products. Even apparel such as undergarments, sportswear, and footwear use silicone in their manufacturing.

Neoprene (Polychloroprene)

Neoprene or Polychloroprene is a group of synthetic rubbers which exhibit excellent chemical constancy and maintain flexibility over a wide temperature range. Neoprene can be used in a wide selection of applications, such as laptop sleeves, orthopedic braces, electrical insulation, liquid, and sheet applied elastomeric membranes or flashings, and automotive fan belts. Its chemical inertness makes it well suitable for industrial applications such as gaskets, hoses, and corrosion-resistant coatings.

Polyurethane

Our polyurethane exhibits excellent fuel and oil resistance and provides high firmness, tensile, and tear properties. It meets the terms of FDA food-contact regulations 21 CFR 177.1680 and 177.2600.  The primary applications of polyurethane are caster wheels, gears, sprockets, and sporting equipment.

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