Atlantic Gasket Corporation is known for its extensive inventory of solid rubber materials and recognizes that proper product selection is critical in most applications. Generally, elastomer materials exhibit a wide range of properties achieved by variations in composition formulas and come in a measure of hardness (durometer) as soft as 30 durometer and as hard as 90 durometer and in thickness from .016" thick up to 1".
Each type of solid rubber material is available in a variety of grades. For a better understanding of the unique properties of each elastomer, please see our comparative elastomer chart to view the advantages and disadvantages of each material. Or for immediate assistance, please contact us at 800-229-8881 or at email@example.com and allow us to show you why Atlantic Gasket has been a leading name in solid rubber since 1947.
The following is a listing of our most popular rubber materials showing the main features for each elastomer:
Neoprene Rubber is an excellent material choice for applications that require good resistance to oil and petroleum base solvents. Neoprene rubber has excellent resistance to dilute acids, has good weathering and ozone resistance and good resilience in hot and cold temperatures. Our Neoprene rubber is available in a Commercial Grade Neoprene (13% Neoprene base) for general gasket applications, in a Medium grade Neoprene (51% Neoprene base) for more demanding applications, in a High grade Neoprene (100% Neoprene base) that has a high tensile strength which makes it ideal for most rigorous applications, and our FDA Neoprene which meets CFR 117.2600 (off-white in color) for food applications. Neoprene Rubber can be supplied in hardness as soft a 30 durometer and as hard as 90 durometer. Click here for material specifications and additional information on Neoprene Rubber.
EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer) rubber has excellent resistance to ozone, sun, oxygen, acids, alkali, and Keytones. EPDM rubber has excellent heat resistances and can be used in applications where temperatures are as low as -60°F to +300°F (-51°C to +149°C). EPDM rubber is available in a commercial grade EPDM for general gasket applications, a High grade EPDM for applications that require higher physical properties and a Peroxide Cure grade EPDM for applications that involve food, water and steam. EPDM Rubber can be supplied in hardness as soft as 40 durometer and as hard as 80 durometer. Click here for material specifications and additional information on EPDM Rubber.
Nitrile (Buna-N) Rubber is the material of choice for applications that require excellent resistance to oils, solvents, and fuels. Nitrile (Buna-N) rubber also features good resistance to hot and cold temperatures, good impermeability to gases and good abrasion resistance. Our commercial Nitrile is a cost-effective blend of 70% Nitrile rubber and 30% SBR and is used in less demanding applications. Our premium Grade Nitrile is 100% Nitrile rubber and exhibits excellent resistance to oils, solvents and fuels. We also have an Alternative Fuel Grade Nitrile rubber for Biodiesel and E85 applications as well as a Transformer Oil Grade Nitrile that is specifically designed for transformer oil and a FDA Nitrile Rubber that is used in food applications. Nitrile (Buna-N) Rubber can be supplied in hardness as soft as 40 durometer and as hard as 90 durometer. Click here for material specifications and additional information on Nitrile (Buna-N) Rubber.
Silicone Rubber has extreme high and low temperature resistance, it's UV / Ozone resistant, takes a low compression set and is fungus resistant. Our Silicone Rubber is offered in the following grades: Commercial Grade Silicone, Specification Grade Silicone, Fiberglass Reinforced Silicone, Medium Strength Silicone, High Strength Silicone, Fluorosilicone Silicone, Electrically Conductive Silicone, Medical Grade Silicone, FDA Grade Silicone, Translucent Grade Silicone, Low Temperature Grade Silicone, Extreme Low Temperature Grade Silicone, High Temperatue Grade Silicone and many styles of cellular Silicone ranging from open cell Silicone foam to closed cell Silicone sponge. Click here for material specifications and additional information on Silicone Rubber.
Viton® Rubber has excellent resistance to heat, oil, and a wide range of concentrated acids. Viton® Rubber also has very good resistance to many aliphatic hydrocarbon fluids and it has excellent impermeability to gases. Our Viton® rubber is offered in the following grades: Industrial Grade, Commercial Grade (Viton "A"), Premium Grade (Viton "B"), FDA Grade and Closed Cell Viton Sponge. Click here for material specifications and additional information on Viton® Rubber.
This type of rubber offers excellent resistance to ozone and sunlight aging. Click here for material specifications and additional information on Hypalon Rubber.
This rubber material offers excellent weathering properties, resists heat, acids, and alkali, plus has low gas permeability and high dielectric strength. Click here for material specifications and additional information on Butyl Rubber.
The above materials can be supplied in 36", 48" and 54" wide rolls and upon request, we can slit to rolls from ½" up to 54" wide. Need a part cut to size? Allow Atlantic to use our high-speed die cutting equipments to die cut parts or gaskets to your exact requirements. These materials can also be supplied with an adhesive backing (click here to see our Adhesive Selection Guide) and we also have the capability to manufacture custom molded parts from all rubber elastomers.
Our conductive silicones and conductive fluorosilicones are an excellent choice for applications where EMI (electromagnetic interference) and RFI (radio frequency interference) shielding is needed, especially for electronic equipment in the military, aerospace, medical, and automotive industries. These silicones and fluorosilicones protect against these interferences as well as a wide range of temperatures and environmental factors while fluorosilicone provides resistance to harsh environments containing fuels and solvents. They’re filled with a wide range of metals such as Nickel-Aluminum, Nickel-Graphite, Silver-Aluminum, Silver-Copper, Silver-Glass, and Silver-Nickel. Some of our conductive silicones and conductive fluorosilicones meet MIL-G-83528/MIL-DTL-83528, and some are QPL listed. Click here for material specifications and additional information on Conductive Silicones & Conductive Fluorosilicones.