Rubber Types And Starting Materials For Rubber Manufacturing

Types of rubber and starting materials for rubber production

Both synthetic and natural rubber are high molecular compound rubbers.Natural rubber comes from a milky colloidal suspension or latex that is found in some plants' sap. Synthetic rubber is made of pure monomers through polymerization or condensation. Yorkrubber offers Special rubbers that can be used to produce goods with specific properties, such as heat resistance, oil resistance, and gas impermeability. 

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Main synthetic rubber types

Isoprene, butadiene, butadiene-styrene and butadiene-methylstyrene, carboxylated, butadiene-methyl vinyl pyridine, butadiene-nitrile, chloroprene, ethylene-propylene, fluor rubbers and others.

Diene hydrocarbons (ethylene derivatives) are the initial monomers for polymerization. The main dienes are isoprene and chloroprene, butadiene, styrene, methylstyrene, and piperylene. Rubber synthesis is done by combined polymerization of diene hydrocarbons and ethylene derivatives, such as acrylic acid nitrile (isobutylene), styrene, or methylstyrene. Natural gas, oil, coal, limestone, and ethanol are all monomers that can be used to synthesize materials.

Polycondensation is used to produce siloxane, esters, and other rubbers. This synthesizing process uses silicon organic compounds, esters and diisocyanates.

There are two types of rubbers: saturated and unsaturated. Non-saturated rubbers can be made by either diene hydrocarbons or their copolymerization using ethylene derivatives. Different types of saturated rubbers can have different structures, characteristics, and vulcanization capabilities.

Butadiene-styrene and butadiene are the general-purpose rubbers. Tires and a wide variety of mechanical rubber goods are common general-purpose synthetic rubber applications.