Nitrile rubber (NBR) is the general term for Acrylonitrile Butadiene Copolymer. It is the most widely used and economical elastomer.
ASTM D1418 Designation
Nitrile rubber (NBR) is the general term for Acrylonitrile Butadiene Copolymer. It is the most widely used and economical elastomer. NBR offers excellent resistance to petroleum-based oils and fuels, silicone greases, hydraulic fluids, water and alcohols. It provides a good balance of desirable working properties including low compression set, high tensile strength, and high abrasion resistance. Use of Carboxylated Nitrile can have superior abrasion resistance, while still having improved oil resistance.
The most widely used compounds have a Nitrile (ACN) content of approximately 32% and are known as “Medium Nitrile”. Compounds having approximately 50% ACN content are known “High Nitrile” these are usually specified for use with Hydrocarbon fuels. Compounds having approximately 18% ACN content are known “Low Nitrile” these are usually specified for use with Low temperature applications.
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Oil resistant applications of all types Low temperature military uses. Off-road equipment. Automotive, marine, aircraft fuel systems. Can be compounded for FDA applications.
Standard Compound: -40°C (-40°F) to +110°C (230°F) (+135°C for short periods only)
Special Compound: -55°C (-67°F) to +110°C (230°F) (+135°C for short periods only – Dry Heat Only)
Hardness (Shore A):
40 TO 90
NBR is comprised of the copolymer butadiene and acrylonitrile, in varying proportions. Use of Carboxylated Nitrile can have superior abrasion resistance, while still having improved oil resistance.
These compounds are attacked by small amounts of Ozone. Phthalate type plasticizers are commonly used in compounding Nitrile rubber. These plasticizers can migrate out and cause problems with certain plastics. Also, new regulation on certain phthalates have limited their use.
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Please note: This Material Data Sheet section is to be used as a professional guide only. Eastern Seals (UK) Ltd may source their products from a variety of Quality Approved Suppliers and the data shown should not be relied upon by any purchaser without verification of material source.
|N50||BLACK||-35°C to +110°C||50||General purpose Nitrile.|
|N60||BLACK||-35°C to +110°C||60||General purpose Nitrile.|
|N70||BLACK||-35°C to +110°C||70||General purpose Nitrile.|
|N70 FDA||BLACK||-35°C to +110°C||70||Compliant To FDA Regulation Cfr 21 177-2600|
|N70 FDA||WHITE||-35°C to +125°C||70||Compliant To FDA Regulation Cfr 21 177-2600|
|N70 WRAS||BLACK||-35°C to +110°C||70||WRAS Approved N70|
|N70 LT||BLACK||-45°C to +110°C||70||Low Temperature type Nitrile|
|N70H||BLACK||-35°C to +110°C||70||High Nitrile – 41% A.C.N content|
|N70H (High Nitrile)||BLACK||-35°C to +110°C||70||High Nitrile – 40% A.C.N content|
|N70 for Cord||BLACK||-20°C to +120°C (+130°C for short periods)||70||General purpose Nitrile.|
|N70BLMD||BLUE||-25°C to +110°C||70||METAL DETECTABLE. Developed to support use of Nitrile rubber in food processing applications. The material is electrically conductive. This material has been formulated using only those ingredients determined by the United States Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to be in accordance with Code of Federal Regulations Title 21 (CFR21), Section 177.2600. Fragments as small as 2mm can be identified by in-line metal detection and X-ray equipment.|
|N70 (Vulcanised Jointed Rings)||BLACK||-30⁰C to +110⁰C continuous (+130⁰C peak)||70||Excellent resistance to Mineral oil, Animal oil, Vegetable oil. Low gas permeability. Good resistance to aliphatic hydrocarbons and water. Satisfactory resistance to low temperature flexibility and low pressure steam. Poor weather resistance.|
|N70 (rotary shaft seals)||BLACK||-35°C to +110°C||70||General purpose Nitrile.|
|N80||BLACK||-35°C to +110°C||80||General purpose Nitrile.|
|N80 FDA||BLACK||-35°C to +110°C||80||Complies With FDA Regulation 21 CFR177.2600|
|N85 (Bonded Seals)||BLACK||-35°C to +110°C||85||Nitrile for Bonded seals.|
|N90||BLACK||-35°C to +110°C||90||General purpose Nitrile.|
|N90 FDA||BLACK||-35°C to +110°C||90||Complies With FDA Regulation 21 CFR177.2600|
|N90H (high ACN)||BLACK||-35°C to +110°C||90||High Nitrile – 45.7% A.C.N|
|N90H (High Nitrile)||BLACK||-35°C to +110°C||90||High Nitrile – 40% A.C.N|
|N90LT||BLACK||-45°C to +110°C||90||Low Temperature type.|
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