Nitrile rubber (NBR, Buna-N) provides excellent resistance to petroleum oils as well as mineral and vegetable oil. Nitrile rubber also offers strong resistance to heat aging - often a key advantage over natural rubber, which can harden and lose its damping capability. Nitrile rubber is also a great material choice for applications that require abrasion resistance and metal adhesion.
Nitrile rubber performs well in carburetor and fuel pump diaphragms, aircraft hoses, seals and gaskets as well as oil-lined tubing. Due to its versatility and strong resistances, nitrile material is used in applications involving not only oil and fuel resistance, but those applications requiring resistance to heat, abrasion, water, and gas permeability. From oil rigs to bowling alleys, nitrile rubber can be the right material for your application.