A-Level Elastomers List

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  • Elastomers
    • EPM (Ethylene propylene rubber)
      • Heat and weather resistant. Electricity resistant.
      • Uses - radiators, belts, tubes, insulation.
    • SI (Silicone Rubber)
      • Good heat resistance. Good tensile strength. Good chemical resistance. Very flexible.
      • Uses - sportswear, food storage, respiratory masks, cosmetic products.
    • PEBA (Polyether block amide)
      • Uses - cables, wire coatings, breathable film, ski boots.
      • Good chemical resistance. Low density. Sensitive to UV radiation. Good temperature resistance.
    • EVA (Ethylene-vinyl acetate)
      • Uses - plastic wraps, sportswear (e.g. ski boots, hockey  pads, bicycle saddles, boxing gloves, fishing rods), children's toys.
      • Lightweight. Excellent chemical resistance. Smooth surface. Easily fabricated. Flexible. Good mechanical strength.
    • Polybutadiene
      • Excellent elastic properties. Strong. Resistance to low temperatures.
      • Uses - tires, plastic-improving component (used in production of  HIPS and ABS), golf balls.
    • Neoprene (Polychloroprene)
      • Corrosion-resistant. Good impact resistance.
      • Uses - leggings, laptop sleeves, protective aquatic clothing, car seats.
    • TPE (Thermoplastic elastomer)
      • Recyclable. Thermoplastic moulding processes can be used.
      • Uses - insulating coatings for wires, cables, seals, hoses, kitchen utensils, toothbrush grips.

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