There are many different kinds of rubber with the most common being natural (which is grown from plants) and synthetic (created artificially in a plant). We stock most grades of neoprene rubber roll, nitrile rubber roll, EPDM rubber roll as well as natural rubber rolls.
At RH Nuttall, we’ve spent years refining the art of producing and selling both natural and synthetic rubber which is supplied in rolls that are cut to measure. This enables our customers to use the raw material for their own purposes and in a variety of scenarios.
What is rubber roll for?
The rubber we supply ends up in all manner of different products and applications from hoses to gaskets, waterproofing and stamps. In fact, we’re confident our customers have found uses for it we’d never have considered ourselves, such is its flexibility.
Here are some of the most common uses of rubber:
• Diving gear
• Medicinal tubing
• Automotive seals
• Clothing (gloves, shoes, etc)
This fantastically flexible material makes its way into many walks of life and, chances are, you’ve come into contact with it several times today already!
The commercial potential of rubber
South America was once the main source of latex rubber during the 19th century, but in 1876, a chap called Henry Wickham smuggled 70,000 rubber tree seeds from Brazil, delivering them to Kew Gardens in England. This signalled the start of commercial use for rubber and, thanks to Mr Wickham, manufacturers like RH Nuttall haven’t looked back since.
Types of rubber roll we supply
At RH Nuttall, we supply a wide range of rubber roll:
Resistant to moderate chemical contact, both wet and dry organic acids, ketones, aldehydes and alcohols, natural rubber can be blended with other polymers and retains excellent mechanical strength.
Designed to maintain great compression and durability, commercial grade rubber is also flexible and used in a huge range of applications.
Used mainly where high oil resistance is essential, nitrile rubber can be found in gaskets, automatics seals and any other application where hot oil needs to be contained.
This type of rubber exhibits fantastic chemical stability and retains its flexibility over a wide temperature range, making it particularly useful in harsh conditions.
We have also become a leading supplier of adhesive backed rubber roll to a whole host of industries. Adhesive backed rubber rolls can aid in fixing or third hand fixing in a range of applications.
Grades and thicknesses
At RH Nuttall, most grades and thicknesses are held in stock and can be despatched immediately. Thicknesses of rubber roll range from 0.5mm, 0.8mm, 1mm, 1.5mm, 1.75mm, 2mm, 2.5mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, 8mm, 10mm, 12mm, 20mm, right up to 25mm.
Please note that thickness of rubber roll available is dependent on the grade of rubber sheet selected.