Gum Rubber is a specialised form of natural rubber that is specifically designed to provide excellent resistance to cutting, abrasion or tearing. This high quality grade of rubber is un-pigmented which allows it to be used in applications where colour contamination is of concern.
AG’s standard grade of Gum Rubber is 35 Duro (Shore A) in hardness. This types has a high elongation at break (700%) and excellent tear strength (60N/mm). It is used in applications where continuous temperatures are expected to be between -25ºC and +70ºC.
Because of its excellent resilience, strength and toughness, Gum Rubber is often used for wear pad or skirting applications. More specifically, Gum Rubber is often used for:
- Wear Pads and Strips
- Vacuum Blankets
- Conveyor Skirting
- Gaskets and Seals
- Transfer Socks
- Tank and Vessel Lining
Gum Rubber exhibits excellent resistance to fine particle sliding and wet slurry abrasion which makes it a common choice for slide, protection and sealing application in environments that process such media.
Available Sizes and Forms
Gum Rubber is available from your local Associated Gaskets in a complete range of forms, sizes and styles. Standard size rolls are listed below though we can also provide this high quality material by the metre or in a plethora of cut component types. Custom cut gaskets, slit rolls, O rings, segmented curtains and more can all be produced using our comprehensive fabrication facilities.
Standard Roll Sizes
0.8mm Thick x 1200mm Wide x 10Mtrs Long
1.5mm Thick x 1200mm Wide x 10Mtrs Long
3mm Thick x 1200mm Wide x 10Mtrs Long
4.5mm Thick x 1200mm Wide x 10Mtrs Long
6mm Thick x 1200mm Wide x 10Mtrs Long
9mm Thick x 1200mm Wide x 10Mtrs Long