Rubber Compounding for Low Temperature

When compounding for low temperature applications, here are a few tips:

  • Base the compound on polymers that have low glass transition temperatures
  • With NBR, Nitriles: Select grades of NBR with lower levels of ACN to improve low temperature flexibility
  • Use Low Temperature Oils  – Select Oils that are not aromatic. Generally, aromatic process oils impart poor low temperature properties, For NBR and CR compounds consider using DOA as the selected plasticizer.
  • See a chart of Typical Thermal Properties of Rubber Polymer types
  • Call us here at Goodyear.  Our experienced team of professionals can always assist.
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