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Isoprene Rubber (IR)

Isoprene Rubber (IR)
Isoprene Rubber (IR)
The isoprene rubber (or IR rubber) is very much like natural rubber but made artificially or synthetically. The chemical name of isoprene rubber is synthetic cis-polyisoprene. Essentially similar to natural rubber in properties, this rubber may be somewhat weaker because it is not 100% the cis-isomer. This rubber is used in the same type of products as natural rubber.

Properties of Isoprene Rubber

Applications of Isoprene Rubber

Liquid Isoprene Rubber (LIR)

Liquid Isoprene Rubber (LIR) is a colorless, transparent and almost odorless viscous liquid rubber. It acts as a reactive plasticizer. It is, in fact, the rubber having highest molecular weight among those materials that can perform plasticizing functions. Liquid isoprene rubber can be vulcanized, co vulcanized and co cross linked with solid rubbers such as NR, SBR, BR and EPDM using sulfur or peroxide.

Applications of Liquid Isoprene Rubber

As mentioned above, liquid isoprene rubber can act as a reactive plasticizer, it is used in the following applications.

Conclusion About Isoprene Rubber

Synthetic polyisoprene or IR represents one of the important classes of polymers produced in a solution medium. Modern techniques have permitted the production of a synthetic analog of natural rubber with improved uniformity and processing.

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