An Expert Guide to Rubber Sheeting
28th June, 2023
Rubber sheeting is a versatile material that offers a combination of durability, flexibility, and resistance to various environmental factors. Its properties make it suitable for a wide range of uses across different industries.
What is rubber sheeting?
Rubber sheeting, also known as rubber matting or rubber flooring, refers to a type of durable sheet material made from rubber. It is commonly used in various environments where a resilient, non-slip, and protective surface is required. Rubber sheeting comes in different thicknesses, textures, and colours, catering to a wide range of needs and preferences. It can be produced using natural rubber or synthetic rubber.
What are common applications of rubber sheeting?
Rubber sheeting is often used as flooring in industrial or commercial settings due to its anti-slip properties and resistance to wear, impact, and chemicals. Rubber sheeting is also a popular flooring choice with sports facilities because it offers good traction and impact absorption.
Rubber sheeting is used for manufacturing gaskets, seals, and other components in automotive, machinery, and industrial settings. It offers excellent resistance to fluids, weathering, and temperature variations.
Rubber sheeting can also be used as a soundproofing material or to reduce vibrations. It is commonly used in construction projects and equipment mounting to absorb noise and vibrations.
What are some different types of rubber sheeting?
Natural Rubber Sheet
Made from the sap of rubber trees, natural rubber sheeting offers excellent elasticity, resilience, and abrasion resistance. It has good tear strength and is often used in environments requiring high flexibility and low temperature resistance.
Neoprene Rubber Sheet
Neoprene is a synthetic rubber that exhibits resistance to weathering, chemicals, oils, and ozone. Neoprene rubber sheeting is commonly used in environments that require resistance to a broad range of substances.
EPDM Rubber Sheet
Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) rubber sheets are known for their excellent resistance to weather, UV radiation, ozone, and aging. They have good flexibility, high-temperature resistance, and are widely used in outdoor settings.
Nitrile Rubber Sheet
Nitrile rubber, also known as Buna-N or NBR, offers excellent oil resistance and is commonly used in environments involving petroleum-based fluids. It has good mechanical properties, abrasion resistance, and is suitable for gaskets, seals, and fuel systems.
These are just a few options available at Aquaseal, to view our full range and applications click here.
How to select the right type of rubber sheeting?
It can be daunting deciding which type of rubber sheeting is the best for your needs. The first step should be to clearly define what you need rubber sheeting for. This will include any environmental factors such as temperature exposure, chemical exposure, UV exposure or abrasion resistance.
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