About Synthetic rubber you need to know


Like natural rubber, synthetic rubber has a wide range of applications, such as in the tire industry (car, aircraft and bicycle tires), drive belts, hoses, medical equipment, seals, floor coverings, conveyor belts, and molded parts.


The following list shows the operating temperatures and applications for some important types of synthetic rubber.


  • Styrene butadiene rubber (SBR)
    -40 to 100°C
    Tire industry (treads and carcasses), conveyor belts, seals, technical rubber products
  • Polybutadiene rubber (BR) 
    -80 to 90°C
    Tires, conveyor belts, clutches, engine bearings, technical products of all types, drinking water seals 
  • Isoprene rubber (IR) 
    -40 to 130°C
    Technical products of all types, especially construction sections, cooling and heating hoses for vehicles, high-performance tires, foodstuffs utensils 
  • Acrylonitrile butadiene rubber (NBR)
    Operating temperature: up to approx. 110°C
    Motor vehicle parts, oil and fuel hoses, technical products of all types, plates and mats, rollers, seals and for foodstuffs such as milk 
  • Chloroprene rubber (CR)
    -40 to 110°C 
    Conveyor belts, clutches, drive belts, technical products of all types, pneumatic suspension systems, cables 
  • Butyl rubber (IIR) 
    -40 to 150°C
    Automotive hoses, tire inner liners, seals, membranes, rubberized fabrics, steam hoses, cable insulation