What is it?
It is a synthetic rubber compound comprising acrylonitrile and butadiene – two copolymers. Because acrylonitrile is a volatile organic liquid, when it mixes with butadiene (a synthetic chemical compound) a reaction occurs.
What is Nitrile used for?
It is used for oil handling hoses, seals, grommets, and self-sealing fuel tanks. Nitrile butadiene is also used to create moulded goods, footwear, adhesives, sealants, sponges, expanded foams, and floor mats.
Which industries would use Nitrile?
Temperature Range -40°F to +275°F
Chemical Resistance – Nitrile has good mechanical properties and high wear resistance relative to other elastomers. Unless they are specially compounded, nitrile is not resistant to weathering, sunlight and ozone.