Butyl Rubber (IIR)

Butyl Rubber (IIR)

Butyl rubber is produced by polymerization of about 98% of isobutylene with about 2% of isoprene. Structurally, polyisobutylene resembles polypropylene, having two methyl groups substituted on every other carbon atom. Butyl rubber has excellent impermeability, and the long polyisobutylene segments of its polymer chain give it good flex properties.

Performance

The abbreviation IIR stands for Isobutylene Isoprene Rubber. Butyl is impermeable to air and has good flex properties with a high level of heat resistance, as well as, excellent low-temperature flexibility. BK-1675N butyl rubber is impermeable to air and used in many applications requiring an airtight rubber.

Applications
  • Inner tubes
  • Ball bladders
  • Pharmaceutical closures
  • Diaphragms of shaper-vulcanizers
  • Vibration mounts
  • Electrical fluids and lubricants
  • Adhesives
  • Agricultural chemicals
  • Fiber optic compounds
  • Ball bladders
  • Caulks and sealants
  • Cling film
  • Electrical fluids
  • Lubricants (2 cycle engine oil)
  • Paper and pulp
  • Personal care products
  • Pigment concentrates
  • Rubber and polymer modification
  • Gasoline/diesel fuel additive
  • Chewing gum

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