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Chlorinated Rubber

Last updated: January 9, 2018

What Does Chlorinated Rubber Mean?

Chlorinated rubber is a nonflammable white powder chemical substance that is formed by reacting carbon tetrachloride with chlorine. It has increased hardness and decreased reactivity with most chemicals, making it ideal for use as a protective barrier against corrosion on metal surfaces.


Corrosionpedia Explains Chlorinated Rubber

Chlorinated rubber is a primary substance used as an ingredient for paints, coatings and adhesives that are applied as protective films, and is a common ingredient in single pack coatings. These film-like materials are applied on corrosion-prone metal surfaces. Chlorinated rubber has the following properties that make it particularly effective for this application:

  1. Fireproof due to its increased chlorine content
  2. Moisture and water resistant
  3. Chemical stability and reduced reactivity
  4. Good adhesion and prolonged life
  5. Anti-fouling properties and mold resistance

Chlorinated rubber is often categorized according to its manufactured viscosity under one of the following: low, medium or high. Variations in viscosity allow for a wide range of applications in the creation of paints, additives and adhesive protective films.


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