Rubber Material Types

Tico S Anti Vibration

TICO S is an industry-leading, high-performance anti-vibration material, designed to reduce vibration and noise in machinery and equipment for a range of industries including Construction, Heavy Plant & Machinery, Engineering, Aerospace and the Energy sector.

The material is manufactured from carefully selected cork particles, blended with Neoprene and Nitrile elastomers, resulting in a highly durable material that can effectively dissipate and absorb high levels of vibration. TICO S is resistant to wear and tear, able to withstand extreme temperatures and environments, remains stable in many atmospheric conditions and is suitable for outdoor use.


EPDM Rubber

Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) is a versatile, synthetic elastomer widely used and recognised for its exceptional properties. Due to its versatility and unique properties, EPDM is trusted for applications in industries such as Construction, Automotive, Electrical, Energy, Marine and HVAC.

EPDM rubber is often the go-to elastomer due to its durability, flexibility and cost-effectiveness. The weather, UV, chemical and ozone resistance of EPDM means it’s long-lasting, even in harsh or outdoor environments. Additionally, EPDM is an excellent insulator and can withstand temperatures from -35°C to +120°C.


Fluoro A

Fluoro A Rubber materials are a specific grade of Fluoroelastomer, a synthetic rubber material offering excellent resistance properties and commonly used for demanding applications in the Food Processing, Oil & Gas, Energy, Automotive and Aerospace sectors.

The stand-out features of Fluoro A rubber include an operating temperature range of -10°C to 250°C, and exceptional resistance to aggressive chemicals, oils and solvents. The materials FDA approval ensures it can be used in contact with food, beverage and pharmaceuticals. Our Blue FDA-compliant sheet is designed to make contamination identification easier in the food sector.



Fluorosilicone Rubber is a high-performance elastomer and derivative of Silicone Rubber, incorporating fluorine to achieve exceptional chemical resistance, rendering it ideal for applications where exposure to chemicals is common such as the Aerospace, Chemical Processing and Oil and Gas industries. 

The material excels when it comes to chemical resistance, particularly against non-polar solvents, fuels, oils, acids and alkaline chemicals but also offers exceptional temperature stability, being able to withstand temperatures from -60°C to 260°C. The physical properties of Fluorosilicone rubber include high flexibility, elasticity and low compression set. 


Bonded Cork, Paper & CNAF

Bonded Cork, Paper & CNAF materials are commonly used for custom gasket manufacturing, each offering distinctive properties and advantages for many applications. These materials are used in the Aerospace, Oil & Gas, Automotive, and Energy industries, among others. 

Nitrile Bonded Cork is manufactured from high-quality cork oak, blended with a Nitrile synthetic elastomer. Suitable for low/medium bolt pressure with its high mechanical strength and compressibility, together with a unique resilience not found with common rubber materials.

CNAF (compressed non-asbestos fibre) C4324 is a high-quality and high-performance asbestos-free gasket material. Manufactured with aramid and glass fibres with a natural rubber binder, CNAF 4324 is suitable for general service including oils, hydrocarbons, low-pressure steam and water. 

Statite Oil Proof Gasket Paper is an impregnated gasket material that provides reliable sealing at a relatively low cost. Commonly used in the automotive industry, among others for low-pressure applications including those with oils and fuels. 


Insertion Sheet & Diaphragm

Insertion / Diaphragm Rubber Sheet is designed for applications requiring sustained performance and longevity under extreme stress and demand. This is achieved through incorporating a fabric or polyester insertion inside the material, helping to bolster its overall durability.


Natural Rubber

Natural Rubber is a cost-effective elastomeric material, still boasting excellent physical and mechanical properties. Frequently used for applications in the Electrical, Construction, Automotive, Engineering and Heavy Plant & Machinery industries due to its versatility and price in comparison to other rubber materials.

As the name suggests, Natural Rubber originates from the natural latex of trees and, as such is a highly flexible material with good tensile strength properties. It also offers good resistance to abrasion, wear and tear, water and mild chemicals. One of the stand-out features of Natural Rubber is its high electrical resistance properties, making it the elastomer of choice for electrical applications.


Neoprene Rubber

Neoprene Rubber is one of the most common rubber materials used around the world, a cost-effective synthetic elastomer that still boasts remarkable properties. Neoprene rubber is used for a range of applications in professional sectors such as Automotive, Construction, Marine, Electrical, Aerospace and Engineering.

Some of the stand-out features of Neoprene rubber include its excellent chemical resistance, weather and ageing resistance, durability and versatile sealing capabilities. The material retains its flexibility and elasticity properties across a broad temperature range (-20°C to +110°C - Commercial Grade Neoprene) and offers long-lasting performance and reliability under a variety of conditions.


Nitrile Rubber

Nitrile Rubber, also known as Buna-N or NBR is a synthetic rubber initially developed as a substitute for Natural Rubber. Today, Nitrile rubber is favoured in various professional sectors due to its resistance properties and durability including Automotive, Motorsport, Aerospace and the Medical/Pharmaceutical industries.

Due to the high percentage of acrylonitrile in its chemical composition, Nitrile rubber is highly resistant to oils, fuels and other harsh chemicals, making it the go-to choice for applications where exposure to these chemicals is common. Its physical properties include high tensile strength, elasticity and an operating temperature range of ( -20°C to +110°C Commercial Grade Nitrile).


Silicone Rubber

Silicone Rubber is a high-performance synthetic elastomer available with FDA certification. This makes it vital for industries including Medical, Food Processing and Pharmaceuticals, among others. The versatility of Silicone combined with its excellent physical and mechanical properties are the reason for its popularity to date.

Some of the key benefits of Silicone rubber include excellent resistance to chemicals, water and weathering, electrical insulation properties and a broad operating temperature range of (-60°C to +230°C - White FDA Silicone Rubber). The physical properties of SIlicone rubber such as high flexibility and elasticity, good tear resistance and low compression set contribute to its overall durability and longevity of life in harsh environments.

There are many Silicone rubber materials available, each offering unique properties and benefits, some with FDA approval. Our buy-online Silicone rubber range includes FDA Approved Silicone Rubber, Closed-Cell Silicone Sponge, HT800 Silicone Sponge, Flame Retardant MF775 Silicone Rubber, Electrically Conductive Silicone Rubber and Metal Detectable Silicone Rubber.


Tan Shotblast Rubber

Tan Shotblast Rubber, also known as Para Natural or Pure Gym, is a synthetic elastomer specially engineered to withstand extreme abrasion and impact. The material is designed to be used as a protective component in shot blasting, the process of using high-pressure air or centrifugal force to properly abrasive materials at a surface to remove rust, paint or contaminants.

The material is manufactured from a blend of natural latex, synthetic rubber and various other agents such as silica, fabric, nylon or even steel to enhance its inherent properties. Although renowned for its excellent abrasion resistance properties, Tan Shotblast Rubber also offers a high tear strength, resilience, and chemical resistance to oils, solvents and acids.


Viton Fluoroelastomer Rubber

Viton Fluoroelastomer Rubber is a world-renowned high-performance elastomer, known for its exceptional resistance properties and ability to perform under extreme conditions. Seals, gaskets, O-rings and other critical components manufactured from Viton Fluoroelastomer rubber can be found in the Aerospace, Automotive, Chemical and Oil & Gas industries.

One of the stand-out features of Viton Fluoroelastomer Rubber is its ability to withstand high temperatures of up to 204°C, or intermittent exposures of up to 315°C without breaking down. It also offers excellent resistance to chemicals, oils, fuels and harsh chemicals, whilst the physical properties of Viton such as its high tensile strength, tear resistance and abrasion resistance ensure durability over prolonged usage.