Rubber Types

Goodyear Rubber Company of Southern California manufactures rubber for all types of projects using several types of rubber. We have discussed some of these in prior blogs.

Here are some others:

Natural Rubber

While about 70% of the rubber used is synthetic, rubber made synthetically tries to replicate natural rubber qualities. Natural rubber oozes from the Hevea Brasiliensis as a white liquid and resists alcohol, and most wet and dry chemicals. What can impact rubber are fats, oils, greases, ozone, strong acids and hydrocarbons.

Polyisoprene Rubber

Otherwise known as IR, this comes the closest of all synthetic rubbers in duplicating natural rubber’s physical properties. It is so close, that not only are the applications generally interchangeable, it is also called synthetic natural rubber.

Neoprene Rubber

CR, polychloroprene or neoprene rubber is another synthetic rubber known to stand off ozone, flame, oxidation, oils, moderate chemicals and acids, ozone, fats, solvents and greases. What penetrates neoprene is strong oxidizing acids, esters, chlorinated aromatic and nitro hydrocarbons and keytones. This synthetic is used in constructing wire, cable, hoses, belting, tires and shoes.

Styrene Butadiene Rubber

This became a high volume synthetic rubber used in World War II because of its ability to work well in tires. As such, it also is similar to natural rubber in its chemical resistance and known for wear and abrasion resistance.

About Goodyear Rubber

Goodyear Rubber
manufactures rubber mixes, molds, extrusions, rubber sheeting and roll covering. We are based in Southern California and offer turnkey, comprehensive rubber manufacturing solutions to customers in the aerospace, defense, construction, commercial, canning, sporting goods, automotive, mining, food processing and material handling sectors.

Goodyear Rubber takes care of all aspects of the rubber manufacturing process from design through production to complete customer satisfaction. We are ISO 9001:2008 certified and ROHS compliant. Contact us at (909) 987-1774 or or visit for more information.

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