Nitrile (also known as Buna-N) closed cell sponge rubber is an excellent gasket material for sealing applications that require oil and UV resistance. With a high resistance to vegetable oil, animal oil, and mineral oil, Buna-N also performs well as a gasket or sealing material in petroleum-based applications.
Closed cell Nitrile is a firm density material, which is also available in a soft density (C41NBR) and a medium density (C42NBR). A-flex Nitrile Rubber is a flexible thermal insulation material made from closed-cell, elastomeric nitrile rubber. It is also available with adhesive backing and foil facings, enabling fast and simple installation. Accosound (Open cell) and Accofoam (convoluted) are acoustic insulation materials suitable for various air borne and structural noise control applications.
Global Silicone Elastomer Market was valued at $6,378 million in 2016, and is projected to reach $9,217 million by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 5.4% from 2017 to 2023. Silicone elastomer is a synthetic rubber, inorganic in nature, made via cross-linking of silicone-based polymers in presence of certain catalysts. This compound is available in variety of forms including solids, closed cell sponges, open cell foams, electrically conductive, and thermally conductive materials.
Silicone elastomer is considered as a chemical bridge between inorganic & organic polymers, owing to its unique combination of mechanical and chemical properties. These polymers are superior to organic elastomers in terms of different characteristics, including heat resistance, good weatherability, flame retardancy, cold resistance, electrical properties, chemical resistance and stability. Automotive vehicles, one of the key applications of silicone elastomer, possess high market potential for investment, owing to rise in their demand followed by healthcare industry.