Chlorosulfonated polyethylene

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A white spongy rubber. Chlorosulfonated polyethylene is made by crosslinking polyethylene with chlorine and sulfur. It is has a high resistance to acids, alkalis and abrasion. Chlorosulfonated polyethylene is often used to coat wires.

Synonyms and Related Terms

polyéthylène chlorosulfoné (Fr.); polietileno clorosulfonado (Esp.); polietileno clorosulfonado (Port.)

Examples: Hypalon® {Du Pont];


  • May form sulfur dioxide with degradation.

Resources and Citations

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 306
  • Pam Hatchfield, Pollutants in the Museum Environment, Archetype Press, London, 2002

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