Butyl is a premium grade of synthetic rubber with excellent chemical resistance. Manufactured from 100% Bromo-butyl polymers, this high quality grade of rubber elastomer has extremely low permeability to air and excellent resistance to gases and vapours. Butyl also offers good resistance to a range of corrosive chemicals including acids, caustics and alkalis and excellent resistance to weathering, tearing and abrasion (it is not suited to use with oil or petroleum products).
This combination of high performance, versatility and longevity has led to Butyl being employed in a range of demanding sealing applications. These include lining for pipes, mixing and storage tanks as well as transfer sock as gaskets for a variety of applications.
AG offer Butyl rubber in thicknesses ranging from 1.5mm through to 6mm as standard. Black in colour and 60 (±5) Shore A in hardness, this material is offered by the roll, metre or in fabricated component form. We can produce a slit, precision cut or adhesive backed components out of this high quality material that will match the dimensional requirements of your application.
Custom components can be produced from a dimensions list, sketch, drawing or even used samples and can be quickly prototyped (if required) and supplied with minimal setups and no minimum order quantity. For more information on the full range of customisation options available, or for assistance with determining Butyl rubbers suitability for your application, please do not hesitate to contact your local AG branch.