Styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR), a general-purpose synthetic rubber, produced from a copolymer of styrene and butadiene. Exceeding all other synthetic rubbers in consumption, SBR is used in great quantities in Rubber industries, such as in all kind of tyres, Rubber conveyor belts, rubber hoses, etc. Generally as an abrasion-resistant replacement for natural rubber (produced from polyisoprene).
SBR offers high tensile strength, abrasion resistance and tear resistance, High process ability compared to natural rubber and Easy vulcanization and stable scorch properties.
SBR has decent resistance and is flexible in low temperatures. It is also resistant to organic acid, water, chemical, alcohol, ketone, and aldehydes. It is crack resistant which allows it to accommodate fillers in large amounts hence enhancing its properties.
Styrene butadiene rubber is an important and incomparable rubber raw materials majorly used in rubber industrial and other areas. The key applications that styrene-butadiene polymer serves are as follows:
It is used in car tires in lessening proportions and even in heavy-duty and high-performance tires. This is because of its high heat resistance. Also used in production of Rubber Conveyor belts.
Another most common styrene-butadiene rubber uses is in automotive parts. For example, drive couplings.
SBR serves several industrial applications, including wire insulation and cabling, belting, roll coverings, haul-off pads, hoses, seals, gaskets, abrasion resistance and metal adhesion.
In commercial aspects, SBR polymer uses range from shoe soles, molded rubber goods to carpet backing adhesive and so on.