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Nitrile

Nitrile is a synthetic latex, a rubber product resulting from research undertaken between the two world wars. Its high resistance to oils and chemicals make it a useful manufacturing material for the automotive (seals) and disposable glove industries. Its temperature range (dry heat) is approximately -40°C – 120°C.

Advantages

Excellent puncture resistance

Excellent tear resistance

Chemical resistant rubber

Oil resistant rubber

Gas resistant rubber

Limitations

Poor flexibility (with higher nitrile content)

Low tensile strength

Poor ozone/weather resistance