Synthetic (or artificial) rubbers are a type of elastomer. Like plastics, they often come from fossil fuels. Elastomers have better elastic deformation than most materials and return to their original form without any permanent deformation.
They are widely used in the automotive, aeronautics and marine sectors. The primary use of PVC rubber is to manufacture tyres and belts. PVC rubber is also used in the medical environment (tubes, disposable gloves, etc.) and for outdoor activities (inflatable items, play area or racing floors, synthetic turf, table tennis bat coating, etc.).
The supply problems affecting natural rubber during the Second World War greatly contributed to the development of industrial rubber production.
PVC rubber has a long service life and requires very little maintenance. It is a material that is easy to work with and that is very versatile in terms of its uses.
It is non-slip and has excellent thermal and acoustic insulating properties, depending on its thickness. PVC rubber absorbs impacts and stays resistant in wet or dry conditions (temperature changes are not a problem for it).
We work with materials that meet the toxicological standards set out by REACH.
The price of PVC rubber can vary rather a lot, depending on its quality, thickness, and the chosen style. It can easily discolour. Aggressive chemicals such as detergents and some cleaning agents can stain its surface. The same is true of fat if it is not removed immediately. A known risk is that of an allergy to latex and/or synthetic rubber.
We can make your next PVC rubber items, but we can also offer you in particular new recycled or non-fossil-derived materials to help you reduce your environmental footprint. Feel free to contact us to discuss your future project.