Through tapping rubber trees planted in plantations a white watery milk (latex) is obtained which contains natural rubber. NR has a very high tensile strength, elasticity, cold flexibility and excellent dynamic characteristics which in this combination can hardly be reached by synthetic elastomers and therefore make NR still today essential for some applications. Without the corresponding equipment with protective agents the ageing and ozone resistance is very low, and NR is not resistant to mineral oils and greases.
NR is for Shore-hardness Shore A 30-90 available.
Areas of application: Vehicle tyres, transport bands, belts, technical items of all kinds, like seals, membranes, hoses, consumer goods like shoe soles, rubber boots, gloves, sponges, rubber bands, glues etc.