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What is Neoprene used for?

30 January 2022

Neoprene is a synthetic rubber that is famously the material of choice for wetsuits. What you may not know is that the numerous favourable properties of neoprene – such as excellent tear strength, thermal stability and resistance to oils, solvents, ozone, UV and oxidation – make this versatile material a useful choice for a wide […]

Why are polymers useful?

30 December 2021

Polymers are a class of natural and synthetic substances made up of extremely large molecules, known as macromolecules, which are multiples of simpler molecules called monomers. Polymers make up many natural substances, such as proteins and cellulose. Not to mention many man-made materials, like paper, plastics and rubbers. In this article, we’ll explain why polymers […]

Uses of polymers in Industry

06 December 2019

The sheer number of uses of polymers in industry is as vast as they are diverse. Their versatility and range of favourable characteristics make them a firm (or should that be flexible?!) favourite amongst manufacturers of all shapes and sizes. So just what are the uses of polymer that we see today? TRP Polymer Solutions […]

How is styrene used? Common styrene uses explained

06 September 2019

Styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR) is probably the most widely used rubber you’ve never heard of before. In fact, everything from the trainers you wear to the tyres you drive on will contain this synthetic rubber. In this article, TRP Polymer Solutions talks you through some of the most common styrene uses, as well as the advantages […]

Keeping the oil & gas industry going with FFKM ‘O’ Rings

06 June 2019

Oil and gas producers operate in increasingly difficult and dangerous conditions. Exposure to extreme temperatures and pressures places incredibly high demands on mission-critical polymer seals that keep personnel and heavy-duty equipment operating safely. When it comes to extreme performance ‘O’ rings capable of withstanding the demands of oil and gas applications, no material comes close […]

Our ‘O’ ring application guide

06 May 2019

‘O’ rings are ubiquitous across Industry. Why? Because these simple but staggeringly effective seals have been delivering dependable and highly cost-effective sealing solutions for more than a century. In this ‘O’ ring application guide, TRP Polymer Solutions outlines common ‘O’ ring seal applications and explains why each can benefit from the remarkable properties of FFKM. […]

Trainers to tyres: Multi-purpose styrene butadiene rubber

08 July 2017

Styrene-butadiene rubber is an all-purpose synthetic rubber formed from a copolymer of styrene and butadiene. In this modern world, SBR rubber polymer (as it is also known) is utilised in many ways, from pneumatic tyres to shoe heels and even chewing gum! In this blog, TRP Polymer Solutions will answer some of your most frequently […]

How to select the correct rubber seal

07 July 2017

Choosing the right seal material can be difficult. That’s why in this blog TRP Polymer Solutions covers how to select the correct rubber seal, as well as what to take into account when selecting polymer materials. Choosing the right seal material When choosing your seal material, it is vital that you consider all factors to […]

Why you should choose TRP for custom rubber products

20 June 2017

There are a whole host of reason as to why you should choose TRP Polymer Solutions as your number one choice for rubber moulders. We will bring to you 10 reasons why TRP should be your number one choice of ‘O’ ring or customised rubber moulding manufacturer in the UK. Why choose TRP Polymer Solutions […]

HNBR material data sheet

16 June 2017

Hydrogenated Nitrile (HNBR) is acquired through the saturation of nitrile with hydrogen on its hydrocarbon chains. This hydrogenation of the polymeric chain results in improved strength and resistance properties. In this HNBR material data sheet, you can find HNBR material properties and material compatibility.