Vyram® 9000 rubber provid
Vyram® 9000 rubber provides properties that are superior to those of the thermoplastic olefins (TPOs) which have little or no crosslinking (vulcanization) of their rubber phases. Both Vyram and Santoprene® rubbers are good candidates for replacing EPDM and neoprene (polychloroprene) thermoset rubbers, with Vyram rubber being the cost effective candidate when replacing SBR and low-end EPDM thermoset compounds. Vyram rubber should be considered in applications where styrenic thermoplastic materials such as SBS and SEBS are being used or are being considered for use. Vyram rubber can often meet or improve the balance of cost and performance in these applications.
Vyram 9000 rubber is available in general purpose grades, either black (9100 series) or colorable (9200 series), with Shore hardness ranging from 45A to 54D, and is produced and supplied in easy-to-store and handle pellet form. FDA-compliant grades are also available.
One of the major economic advantages of Vyram 9000 rubber over thermoset rubber is its recyclability; clean regrind can be used multiple times without significantly affecting its properties.
Sheet, profiles, tubing, jacketing and insulation can be extruded from Vyram rubber; and in many cases, tubing and profiles can be extruded and size-controlled with no need for vacuum sizing.
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