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Nitrile Rubber Benefits & Advantages

Nitrile (Buna-N) is a versatile general purpose oil resistant polymer, with good solvent, oil, water and hydraulic fluid resistance.

Nitrile offers strong resistance to heat aging - a key advantage over natural rubber for the automotive and bowling industries.

Benefits of using nitrile rubber:

  • Excellent solution for sealing applications
  • Good compression set
  • Abrasion resistance
  • Tensile strength
  • Resistance to heat
  • Resistance to abrasion
  • Resistance to water
  • Resistance to gas permeability

Caution: Nitrile should not be used in applications involving highly polar solvents such as acetone, MEK, ozone, chlorinated hydrocarbons and nitro hydrocarbons.

Not sure if nitrile is the right material for your application?

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