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

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.

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