Natural Rubber Mouldings
Natural rubber is most commonly used in applications that require high elongation, tensile and tear resistance. It is an excellent choice when resistance to acids, organic salts or alkalis is required, and has good flexing characteristics at low temperatures. Natural rubber is not, however, suitable for outdoor applications – unless suitable UV-stability additives have been added to the mix – as it has poor resistance to sunlight and oxygen. Nor is it suitable where heat ageing is an issue.