Rubbers are of different types and are used in various applications. One such rubber type is sponge rubber. It has a structure that is a mixture of both open and closed cell structure. Sponge rubber is resilient and possesses high compression elasticity. You can find it in natural as well as synthetic forms like EPDM, Buna, silicon and chloroprene. A lot of products are made using sponge rubber molding.
Here are some of the characteristics of sponge rubber,
1.It has amazing sealing properties.
2.It possesses high compressibility.
3.It offers great insulation.
4.It provides flexible processing options.
5.It offers a high abrasion resistance.
Sponge rubber is used in the many applications in the medical and pharmaceutical field. Here is a list of them,
•Filters for medical purposes
•Tablet making machines
Apart from the above, sponge rubber is used in bulb seals for hatches, doors and enclosures.
Companies that indulge in sponge rubber molding also manufacture fabric reinforced hoses and products made using rubber to metal bonding with the help of elements of a rubber-metal bond.
Sponge rubber has different characteristics that make it an ideal material for different medical and pharmaceutical applications. It is also used to make seals for doors and hatches.