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Rubber Sheet

Discover the versatility of our Rubber Sheeting, including Natural SBR, Nitrile, Neoprene and EPDM grades to suit a wide variety of applications. With thicknesses from ultra-thin 1.5mm to a robust 25mm, our rubber sheets are available both cut-to-size and as full rolls, catering to your specific needs. - Click to learn more about Rubber Sheet

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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.

Which Industries use Rubber Sheet material?

Rubber sheet rolls are widely used across various industries due to their versatility:

  1. Automotive: For manufacturing components like gaskets, seals, and hoses.
  2. Construction: As waterproofing, roofing membranes, flooring, and insulation.
  3. Packaging: In creating protective materials like bags, sheets, and films.
  4. Marine: For seals, gaskets, and protective coverings in boats and ships.
  5. Healthcare: In producing medical equipment, gloves, tubing, and seals.
  6. Electronics: For insulation, sealing, and protection of electronic components.
  7. Aerospace: In seals, gaskets, and vibration dampening components.

These industries rely on rubber sheets for their durability, flexibility, and resistance to various conditions.

Rubber Sheet Compatibility and Properties

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
Petrol Poor Poor Poor Good Poor
Lubricating Oil Poor Poor Fair Good Poor
Acids Fair Fair Fair Good Excellent
Alkali Fair Fair Fair Fair Good
Abrasion Resistance Excellent Excellent Good Good Good
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%
Outdoor Suitable No No Yes No Yes


Natural / SBR Rubber Sheet

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;

  • Gaskets
  • Door seals
  • Chute linings
  • Shock absorption

Neoprene Rubber Sheeting

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:

  • Gaskets and seals
  • Weather stripping
  • Hose and tubing
  • Vibration dampening pads
  • Protective coverings and cases
  • Automotive and marine applications

Nitrile Rubber Sheeting

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;

  • Seals (O Rings, Gaskets)
  • Food production
  • Oil hoses
  • Electrical Transformers
  • Cable Jackets

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.

Why buy Rubber Sheet from First Mats?

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.

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