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Table of Selected polymers belonging to this polymer class (unless otherwise indicated, the links are for cameo pages)
* [[Rubber (natural, vulcanized)]]
* [[Rubber (synthetic)]]
Polymer name
* [[Rubber (chlorinated)]]
Common Names or Products found in
Properties of Concern
Compounded with a wide variety of materials.
See Cameo page
Compounded with a wide variety of materials.
Nitrile rubber (NBR)
See Cameo page
Some NBR are blended with PVC and contain chlorides
Styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR)
See Cameo page
Tendency to crawl.  Compounded with a wide variety of materials.
Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS)
See Cameo page
Compounded with a wide variety of materials.
Ethylene Propylene Rubber (EPR)
See Cameo Page
Ethylene Propylene Diene (EPDM) - wikipedia link
May be crosslinked with other products with sulfur vulcanization.
Butyl rubber (Isoprene)
See Cameo Page
Neoprene (polychloroprene)
See Cameo Page
Chlorinated, may off-gas acids
May contain PCB’s, can cause damage to metals when in contact with stainless and carbon steels.
Spandex is the most similar to natural rubber
Problematic class of materials
Silicone Rubber  - wikipedia
See Cameo Page
Off-gassing depends on the initial curing system, platinum based cures have no offgassing; condensation cures can produce acid, neutral or basic chemicals during curing; peroxide cures can produce ketones or chlorinated aromatic chemicals as the material ages and breaks down.
'''Personal Risks'''
'''Environmental Risks'''
'''Collection Risks'''
'''Working Properties'''
'''Additional Information'''
See [[Rubber, natural]]; [[Rubber, chlorinated]]; or [[Rubber, synthetic]]
'''Resources and Citations'''
* Contributions: Molly McGrath

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