Synthetic Rubber

A synthetic rubber is any artificial elastomer. These are mainly polymers synthesised from petroleum byproducts. About 15 billion kilograms of rubbers are produced annually, and of that amount two thirds are synthetic. Global revenues generated with synthetic rubbers are likely to rise to approximately US$56 billion in 2020. Synthetic rubber, like natural rubber, has uses in the automotive industry for tires, door and window profiles, hoses, belts, matting, tube, flooring etc rubber products.

ISO 1629Code Technical Name Common Names
ACM Polyacrylate Rubber  
AEM Ethylene-acrylate Rubber  
AU Polyester Urethane  
BIIR Bromo Isobutylene Isoprene Bromobutyl
BR Polybutadiene  
Buna CB    
CIIR Chloro Isobutylene Isoprene Chlorobutyl, Butyl
CR Polychloroprene  
Chloroprene, Neoprene    
CSM Chlorosulphonated Polyethylene Hypalon
ECO Epichlorohydrin  
ECO, Epichlorohydrin, Epichlore, Epichloridrine, Herclor, Hydrin    
EP Ethylene Propylene  
EPDM Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer EPDM, Nordel
EU Polyether Urethane  
FFKM Perfluorocarbon Rubber Kalrez, Chemraz
Fluoronated Hydrocarbon    
Viton, Fluorel    
FMQ Fluoro Silicone FMQ, Silicone Rubber
FPM Fluorocarbon Rubber  
HNBR Hydrogenated Nitrile Butadiene HNBR
IR Polyisoprene (Synthetic) Natural Rubber
IIR Isobutylene Isoprene Butyl  
NBR Acrylonitrile Butadiene NBR, Nitrile, Perbunan, Buna-N
PU Polyurethane  
PU, Polyurethane    
SBR Styrene Butadiene  
SBR, Buna-S, GRS, Buna VSL, Buna SE    
SEBS Styrene Ethylene Butylene Styrene Copolymer SEBS Rubber
SI Polysiloxane Silicone Rubber
VMQ Vinyl Methyl Silicone Silicone Rubber
XNBR Acrylonitrile Butadiene Carboxy Monomer XNBR, Carboxylated Nitrile
XSBR Styrene Butadiene Carboxy Monomer  
YBPO Thermoplastic Polyether-ester  
YSBR Styrene Butadiene Block Copolymer  
YXSBR Styrene Butadiene Carboxy Block Copolymer