Nitrile rubber & latex

Nitrile rubbers, made by the co-polymerization of acrylonitrile with butadiene, have good resistance to abrasion, heat ageing, lubricating oils and gasoline with applications in automotive. A major application is synthetic latex gloves, with increased use in food preparation, security screening and medical applications. Synthetic latex is now gaining favour over natural latex for both environmental and allergenic reasons.

Nitrile rubber & latex are used in:

  • Flexible components in automotive and transport (incl conveyor belts)
  • Chemical & heat resistant cables and tubes
  • Latex gloves (medical, food preparation, protection)
  • Paper coating (glossy magazines)