Emulsion Styrene Butadiene Rubber (E-SBR) - Applications of Emulsion Styrene Butadiene Rubber

Background

Emulsion polymerised styrene- butadiene rubber (E- SBR) is one of the most widely used polymers in the world today. Emulsion polymerised styrene- butadiene rubber is employed in many demanding applications, which enhance the quality of life and contribute significantly to our economy and standards of living.

Applications of Emulsion Polymerised Styrene Butadiene Rubber

E- SBR is predominantly used for the production of car and light truck tires and truck tire retread compounds. A complete list of the uses of SBR includes houseware mats, drain board trays, shoe sole and heels, chewing gum, food container sealants, tires, conveyor belts, sponge articles, adhesives and caulks, automobile mats, brake and clutch pads, hose, V- belts, flooring, military tank pads, hard rubber battery box cases, extruded gaskets, rubber toys, moulded rubber goods, shoe soling, cable insulation and jacketing, pharmaceutical, surgical, and sanitary products, food packaging, etc. The typical applications of E- SBR polymers are tabulated in Table 1 below.

Table 1. Typical applications of emulsion polymerised styrene butadiene rubber.

 

Hot Polymers

Cold E-SBR

High Styrene Masterbatch

Black Masterbatch

Unextended

Oil Extended

Adhesives

 

 

 

 

 

Type and Label

 

 

Caulking

 

 

 

 

Laminating

 

 

 

Mastic

 

 

 

 

Panel

 

 

 

 

Pressure Sensitive

 

 

 

Sealable

 

 

 

 

Sprayable (crosslinked)

 

 

 

 

Wall Tile

 

 

 

 

Automotive

 

 

 

 

 

Tyre Treads

 

 

 

Apex/Rim/Flange

 

 

 

 

Bead

 

 

 

Carcass

 

 

 

Retread

 

 

Racing Tyres

 

 

 

 

Matts

 

Miscellaneous

 

 

 

 

 

Mechanical Goods

Rolls

 

Gaskets

 

Belts/Hoses

 

 

Hard Rubber Goods

 

 

 

Cove Base

 

 

 

Floor Tiles

 

Footwear

 

Sponge

 

 

Wire and Cable (low ash)

 

 

 

 

Source: International Institute of Synthetic Rubber Producers.

 

For more information on this source please visit International Institute of Synthetic Rubber Producers.

 

Date Added: Feb 12, 2003 | Updated: Jun 11, 2013
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