Buna N rubber is a synthetic rubber compound that is also known as standard Nitrile rubber. While this procedure is too expensive for a rubber made from butadiene to This new rubber, Buna-S, the "S" standing for styrene, is found to have much better. Buna-S is a synthetic rubber formed by co-polymerization or emulsion polymerization of a mixture of butadiene and styrene in the presence.


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Not to be outdone by a simple chemical, research is conducted on finding a catalyst to speed up the reaction.

Nitrile rubber

Slowly, the reaction time is reduced from weeks to days, and finally to just a few hours. Inthe German government, in an effort to avoid another mistake like that of the last war, start a "Four Year Plan" to achieve maximum self-sufficiency.

In other words, the government says buna s rubber within four years, no buna s rubber or chemicals will be imported into Germany. One of the first actions of this plan is to force German rubber companies to use the new Buna rubber.

Buna N Rubber, Synthetic Rubber Compound - Pierce-Roberts Rubber Co.

Well, the first Buna rubber is pretty buna s rubber stuff, and the rubber companies hate using it, but they have no choice.

Vulcanization is the process of introduction of Sulphur bridges between different chains by heating raw rubber with Sulphur at K.

In the absence of catalyst the process of vulcanization is slow.

Some additive such as Zinc Oxide is added to accelerate the rate of Vulcanization. Difference between Vulcanized rubber and Natural buna s rubber The new or vulcanized rubber obtained has properties that are just opposite to that of natural rubber.


These properties are Vulcanized rubber has excellent elasticity. Low water absorption tendency It is resistant to the action of organic solvents It is resistant to buna s rubber of oxidizing agents.

Vulcanized Rubber is an improved form of Natural rubber. In vulcanized rubber, Buna s rubber bridges are introduced either at their reactive allylic sites or at the site of double bond. The presence of these cross links increases the toughness, strength and hardness of rubber.

Styrene Butadiene Rubber (SBR): Buna S Material

Due to the presence of Sulphur bridges, individual chains can no longer slip over one another but are locked together in a giant size molecule. Cross-links being formed between the rubber polymer chains during Vulcanization Note: Buna s rubber of Sulphur used for vulcanization process determines the extent of buna s rubber or toughness of the rubber.

The process of Vulcanization was discovered by Charles good year in In SBR, however, the main effect of oxidation is increased interlinking of the polymer chains, so, unlike natural rubber, it tends to harden with age instead of softening.

The most important limitations of SBR are poor strength without reinforcement by fillers such as carbon black although buna s rubber carbon black it is quite strong buna s rubber abrasion-resistantlow resiliencelow tear strength particularly at high temperaturesand poor tack i.

These characteristics determine the use of the rubber in tire treads; essentially, its proportions decrease as the need for heat resistance increases until percent natural rubber is reached in the heaviest and most severe uses, such as tires for buses and aircraft.


Other uses buna s rubber shoe heels and soles, gasketsand even chewing gum. It is also used in building applications, as a sealing and binding agent behind renders as an alternative to PVAbut is more expensive.

Water serves as the reaction medium within the vessel.