Elastomers – Natural and Synthetic Rubber Base Materials

Jefferson Rubber uses a number of base elastomer materials in the manufacture of a wide range of high quality custom molded rubber products. These products include


  • Natural Rubber (NR); lower resistance to heat and abrasion;
  • Silicone Rubber (VMQ) – for high temperature applications;
  • Neoprene®, Chloroprene rubber (CR) – excellent rubber to metal bonds and is self extinguishing;
  • Urethane rubber –  high load bearing capacity and good tolerance to oils, greases and oxygen and is easily colored;
  • Polyisoprene (IR, NR) – a synthetic alternative to natural latex rubber and is the preferred material for many engineering applications;
  • Styrene-Butadiene (SBR) – primarily used in automobile and truck tires;
  • Butyl (IIR) – impermeable to air and used in seals, vehicle inner tubes and bladders for sports balls;
  • Ethylene-Propylene (EPDM, EP) – this high density synthetic rubber that has many applications ranging from automotive products to heating and ventilation systems;
  • Nitrile, Buna-N (NBR) – a very vesatile synthetic rubber that can be used in the manufacture of O-rings, gaskets, oil seals, automotive water & oil hoses, V belts and synthetic leather;
  • Fluorosilicone (FVMQ) – good fuels and mineral oil resistance allow for a number of automotive applications although it has poor hot air resistance;
  • Viton®, Fluorocarbon (FKM) – has excellent chemical compatibility, temperature range and deformation characteristics and ideal for molded and extruded components.

Our highly skilled engineers are available to analyze your specific needs to create custom rubber products to your exact specifications and requirements. We utilize unique manufacturing techniques and select the highest quality materials to provide the correct solution for your application.

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