Acrylated Rubber

Definition - What does Acrylated Rubber mean?

Acrylated rubber is known for its excellent resistance to oxidation and hot oil, preventing damage or corrosion to materials. It is classified as specialty rubber and can be worked on at temperatures ranging from 300-355°F (150-180°C).

This rubber is polar and does not involve unsaturation. It has low permeability to gases and is has high ozone resistance.

Acrylated rubber is also known as acrylic rubber.

Corrosionpedia explains Acrylated Rubber

Acrylated rubber is commonly used in:

  • Automotive hoses
  • Transmissions
  • Shaft seals
  • Gaskets
  • Belts
  • Adhesives
  • Coatings

This rubber is known for its characteristics of oil and heat resistance under oil or dry heat. It does not contain double bonds, making it a material that has excellent weatherability. However, its resistance to cold is not exceptional. To prevent any deformation, the rubber is cured for about 24 hours at 300°F (150°C). It is also notable for its abrasion resistance, rebound resilience and outstanding electrical characteristics.

In coatings, acrylated rubber can be used to produce highly flexible films that have outstanding gloss and color. Such coatings are mainly used for ultraviolet light resistance and for atmospheric protection. These typically work as top coats to shield steel and other types of metal substrates from corrosion and weathering.

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