First Mats offer a range of high-quality Rubber Sheet Roll for various uses, including rolls of Natural SBR, EPDM and Nitrile Rubber grades. The sheet Rubber material is commonly used to manufacture gaskets and seals, and with a choice of nine standard thicknesses from 1.5mm to 25mm, you're sure to find the product for your needs.
Our rubber sheeting is available in rolls of up to 10 metres long, but if you need a smaller size, then any of our sheet rubber can be ordered in a cut-to-length size. Simply enter the length you need in centimetres, and we will cut the rubber sheet for you.
Before ordering your rubber sheet, please check the details to ensure it is the right product for your application. You can view the full specifications of each of our rubber sheets on their product pages, with information about the hardness, tensile strength and material composition.
Rubber sheet rolls are widely used across various industries due to their versatility:
These industries rely on rubber sheets for their durability, flexibility, and resistance to various conditions.
Use this table to help you determine which grade of rubber will be the most suitable for your application.
|Application||Natural / SBR||Insertion SBR||Neoprene||Nitrile||EPDM|
|Hardness||68 Deg (Shore A)||70 Deg (Shore A)||68 Deg (Shore A)||62 Deg (Shore A)
||67 Deg (Shore A)|
|Tensile Strength at Break||3.0 Mpa||3.4 Mpa||6.0 Mpa||5.0 Mpa||5.0 Mpa|
|Elongation at Break||200%||190%||250%||200%||300%|
Most of the rolls we stock are made from natural rubber, largely because it is the most commonly used material for gaskets. A gasket is a thin sheet of material that is designed to prevent water leaks between two material faces. One example is a car engine, which is made from several sections or “blocks” that each has a gasket between them. If a gasket fails, water can leak or mix with oil leading to catastrophic mechanical failures, so choosing the right materials is crucial.
We stock rubber sheet roll sizes in 1.5mm, 3mm, 4.5mm and 6mm, which are ideal for gasket production. For other applications, thicker rubber sheets of 12mm, 20mm and even 25mm thicknesses are also available. In either case, custom lengths can be ordered, ensuring you receive the size you need.
Common applications for Sheet Rubber include;
Neoprene rubber sheet is a synthetic rubber material made from a polymer called chloroprene. It possesses excellent physical properties, making it suitable for various industrial and commercial applications. Neoprene is known for its durability, flexibility, and resistance to various conditions, such as temperature fluctuations, chemicals, oils, and UV light.
Common applications of Neoprene rubber sheet include:
Nitrile, although very similar in appearance to natural rubber, is a more complex material compound. Unlike natural rubber, Nitrile rubber is resistant to oils, grease and many chemicals. Because of these properties, it is the material of choice for O ring and seal manufacturers. Nitrile rubber sheeting is also widely used in producing cable jackets and hosing.
At First Mats, we have several rubber floor mats available that use nitrile materials, especially those recommended for industrial environments or food production facilities.
The common applications for Nitrile rubber sheeting include;
We stock Nitrile Rubber Sheet Rolls in thicknesses of 1.5mm, 3mm, 4.5mm and 6mm, which are common thicknesses for gasket production. For other thicknesses, please contact us for a quotation.
With First Mats, you will find a large and diverse range of products that all contain large amounts of rubber, so expanding into rubber sheeting was a clear choice for us to support our customers' needs further.
You can expect first-class support from our experienced team, who will always help with any enquiry you may have. Free samples are also available for all of our sheet rubber, allowing you to see and feel them before purchasing.
For each of our products, we have data sheets available and test data so that you can be sure that the rubber sheeting matches your requirements before purchasing. If you have any doubts, please contact the First Mats team with your questions; we will be happy to assist.
Rubber sheets are used in a broad spectrum of different industries, for an equally broad range of reasons. Rubber is a particularly useful material in many manufacturing use cases because it is cost effective and versatile. Whatever your business makes, read on for our guide to the most common types of rubber sheeting and the different features of each. What are the common types of rubber sheeting? Standard Natural Rubber If you are manufacturing gaskets or seals that do not need to be particularly resistant to extremes of temperature or to oils and chemicals, then natural or standard rubber sheet...
Shore hardness scales are the way in which different materials are measured for their hardness – it allows people to accurately compare the relative hardness of different items, much as you might compare the temperature of something using a shared scale like Celsius or Fahrenheit. There are 12 Shore hardness scales, A, B, C, D, DO, E, M, O, OO, OOO, OOO-S, and R. The three commonly used scales for industrial products and components are: Shore 00 – used to measure particularly soft substances, like soft rubbers and gels. Shore A – used to measure flexible rubbers and some semi-rigid plastics. ...