We offer a broad range of rubber sheet and rubber slab material in a wide variety of elastomers, thicknesses and widths. Aero routinely ships high quality materials. Choose from chemical resistant, epdm rubber, neoprene sponge foam, silicone rubber sheet, and many other sheeting rubber products. And you can be sure that when you need to meet a standard such as ASTM, FDA, or MIL-SPEC Aero Rubber can help. Much of what we offer is available for prompt shipment. Aero is dedicated to shipping your orders on-time as promised because we know how important timely shipment of our rubber products is to you and your customers.
Aero Rubber Company®, Inc. stands ready to meet your specified requirements with quality rubber sheet products, shipped on-time! Call Aero Rubber at (800) 662-1009 now to discuss your needs!
Rubber properties can be confusing. Aero Rubber wants to make it simpler. Helping you choose between a wide variety of the polymer types and the rubber options available to you is our specialty. You know your part and where it will be used, we know rubber. Together we can work to find the optimal rubber for your needs.
PSA (Pressure Sensitive Adhesive) Application to Sheet
Open and Closed Cell Sponge
Commercial and Specification Grade
MaterialThickness as low as .005″
Slabs up to 6″ thick
Widths up to 72″
Rubber sheet is a versatile product commonly used for weather stripping, construction materials and industrial applications. Sheet rubber can be produced from natural rubber, synthetic rubber, reclaimed rubber or recycled rubber. While it’s common for companies to order whole rolls of rubber at a time, Aero Rubber also has the capability to cut sheet rubber into custom shapes.
Preferred for its durability, flexibility, weather resistance, and high performance, sheet rubber is popular for creating gaskets, washers and spacers. But, not all rubber sheet is the same. Finding the right elastomer for your application is important to the life and durability of the part. Don’t wind up with an economy grade material when you need a specification grade material just because the price is lower! Choose the right formula for your applications. Some common compounds used for rubber sheet include EPDM, FKM (Viton), SBR, Neoprene, Nitrile and natural rubber, but can be created from other formulations.
Durometer of rubber is a measurement of its hardness. The amount of compression needed for a part will determine the type of durometer you’ll need. For tight fitting seals a softer durometer is recommended. However, under a heavy load, soft rubber can compress too much and fail. In this instance, a higher durometer rubber sheet is used where the rubber should not move as much.
Refers to the maximum amount of tension or stress a material can take before it breaks, tears or otherwise fails. Tensile strength is often used as an important indicator regarding material quality. This is measured through the pressure unit of PSI (pounds per square inch). Abrasion, tear and impact resistance are all affected by tensile strength so it is always good to know.
Imagine a piece of rubber being pulled from opposing sides. The tear strength is how well the material holds up to the effects of tearing and if it resists nicks and cuts under tension. Tear resistance is then calculated by dividing the force applied by the thickness of the material. This is a important for material in very abrasive conditions.
Rubber material over time when compressed can lose its ability to return to its original thickness. In uses, such as gaskets, where they need to be reused and stressors are present, compression set is important. This refers to the ability of of rubber to return to its original thickness after prolonged compressive stress at set temperatures. The residual deformation is measured in compression set to determine compression set. Understanding the differences in compression set can mean the difference between a seal that leaks quickly or one that performs over a long period of time.
When you need material that can be stretched, bent or reshaped over and over again you will want to take the rubber sheet elongation into account. Elongation refers to the ability of the rubber to stretch without breaking. It evaluates the maximum amount of strain a material can take before failure. It’s helpful to think of this term as “ultimate elongation” because it’s measured at the moment it tears and shown as a percent of the original length.
Aero works continuously to improve our manufacturing standards. We have been ISO 9001 since 1999 and are currently ISO 9001:2015 certified. As such, Aero has documented policies and procedures to assure consistent quality and shipment. We employ thoroughly knowledgeable and experienced sales engineers. Our turnaround times are the best the industry offers and our customer service is unparalleled in the rubber products industry. Be sure to review our 10 Reasons to Choose Aero. Avoid unnecessary delays, product failures and a significant waste of money, time and employee resources by calling Aero now!
Whether your ready to place your order or have more questions our knowledgeable sales engineers are here to offer you guidance. They can answer questions about the wide spectrum of available materials available to you. For more information, please call us at (800) 662-1009 today. One of our consultative sales engineers will be happy to help you!
Also note: Always be certain to ask what material grade you are being quoted (economy, commercial, high-grade or specification grade). Prices vary widely between economy and specification grade materials. Aero wants to be sure to provide you with a competitive quote for the material that you need.
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