MacLellan Rubber offer a range of Nitrile Rubber Sheeting materials to meet the commercial and specification standards required by our global customer base.
Nitrile Rubber is selected primarily for its excellent Oil and Chemical resistance and good mechanical performance at moderately high temperatures, and is widely used in the Automotive, Aerospace and Engineering Industries for Seals and Gaskets in applications where hydrocarbons, chemicals and acids are present.
Our commercial Nitrile Sheeting products are available in a range of shore hardness’s from 40 through to 90 Shore A and offer a good level of physical characteristics, such as Tensile Strength and Compression Set, that conform to the general standards of commodity materials of this nature.
MacLellan’s high quality Nitrile Rubber Sheeting materials are formulated to meet European and Global quality standards for applications in the Automotive, Aerospace and Engineering Industries, including BS2751, BS EN 1395, and BS3222 delivering enhanced Oil Resistance and Chemical Resistance. These Sheet Materials require high levels of Polymer content, regular Batch Testing, and in certain cases Independent Certification.
The material can be further modified to improve it long term resistance to heat, oils and chemicals by chemical processes involving hydrogenation, creating Hydrogenated Nitrile Butadiene Rubber (HNBR) or carboxyl groups on the on the double bond of the butadiene links creating Carboxylated Nitrile Butadiene Rubber (XNBR)
MacLellan’s FoodSafe Nitrile Rubber complies to BS EN 1395 and has been developed to be Nitrosamine Free and Animal Derived Ingredients Free (ADI) making it suitable for wide range of applications not only on the Food Industry but also for Drinks, Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic’s manufacturers.
All of our Specification and FoodSafe Nitrile Rubber Sheeting is manufactured in the UK or Europe to ensure absolute compliance with the standard, using high quality European sourced Nitrile polymers. The compounds are batch tested every 150 Kilos to guarantee consistency of the mix, and where required externally tested for compliance.
Typically supplied on the roll, our Nitrile Rubber sheeting can be easily cut into sheets, strips or gaskets using the appropriate equipment.
Nitrile is the commonly used term for acrylonitrile butadiene rubber or acrylonitrile and is sometimes shortened to Buna-N or more often NBR. Nitrile Rubber is a synthetic material developed in the 1930’s in Germany.