Polybutadiene Rubber (BR), the most elastic rubber type, is a polymerized butadiene built up by chemically linking several molecules of butadiene to form giant molecules, or polymers. Polybutadiene Rubbers (BR) are made either with high cis content (95 to 97 percent) or with only 35 percent cis content along with 55 percent trans and 10 percent side vinyl.
What are the benefits and the features of Polybutadiene rubber?
- Strong abrasion resistance
- Excellent elastic properties
- Good resistance to low temperatures and low heat build-up.
For which applications can High-CIS Polybutadiene rubber be used?
- Retread compounds
- Conveyor belts
- Cable insulation
- Footwear production
- Golf balls
For which application can Low-CIS Polybutadiene rubber be used?
- High-Impact PolyStyrene (HIPS)