Acrylic rubber, also known as alkyl acrylate copolymer or ACM, is a specialty synthetic rubber used when resistance to petroleum fuel, oil, oxygen, ozone, or heat is required. REDCO is your go-to manufacturer and supplier of acrylic rubber molding, custom molded rubber rollers, custom die-cut gaskets, and custom rubber services. With over 70 years of rubber manufacturing experience, comprehensive resources, and an unparalleled quality system, we guarantee you’ll be satisfied with your results.
Acrylic Rubber Properties
A copolymer, ACM acrylic rubber is comprised of ethyl acrylate and other acrylates, usually including an amount of an acrylic monomer. This acrylic elastomer can consist of various configurations or modifications to meet the needs of specific uses. It has excellent resistance to heat, oxidation, and hydraulic oils, and good resistance to ozone, abrasion, and weathering.
Features of ACM Acrylic Rubber
The exact properties of acrylic rubber will vary depending on the material make-up. At REDCO, our ACM acrylic elastomer features the following properties:
- Specific Gravity: 10.9
- Tensile Strength, PSI—Pure Gum: 400
- Tensile Strength, PSI—Reinforced: 1800
- Practical Shore A Hardness Range: 40-90
The Benefits of Choosing Acrylic Elastomer
Using ACM acrylic rubber comes with many advantages for your planned application. These benefits include:
- Excellent heat resistance and resilience
- Excellent oxidation resistance
- Excellent resistance to diluted acid
- Excellent resistance to animal and vegetable oils
- Excellent resiliency to atmosphere aging
- Good resistance to abrasion
- Good compression set
- Good permeability
- Good solvent resistance to hydrocarbons
- Fair resistance to tearing, flame, and moisture
- And many others!
The Limitations of Acrylic Rubber
Acrylic elastomer is not suited to every application. Much of the material’s flexibility is lost at low temperatures, and it does not resist concentrated acids or oxygenated solvents at a high level. Additionally, a different rubber material should be selected if your application requires a rubber with dielectric properties.
Acrylic Rubber Uses in Industrial Applications
Acrylic rubber is used extensively in the automotive industry for transmission applications, bearing seals, o-rings, and gaskets. The acrylic elastomer’s properties, such as resistance to heat and oil, make it ideal for components that encounter engines, oils, fluids, and other corrosive materials. ACM is applicable for projects requiring vibration damping, including textiles, adhesives, coatings, and other industries.
The Industry’s Leading Manufacturer & Supplier of Acrylic Rubber
Why Choose REDCO? Because we are the best manufacturer and supplier of custom rubber products. We perform our own on-site testing in our developmental laboratory. We efficiently solve tough manufacturing issues and provide expert outsourcing services for hard-to-find products. Don’t believe us? Check out our gallery of past work to see what we’ve done for our past clients and discover how we can support you with quality products delivered on time at competitive prices.
Contact us today with questions regarding ACM, acrylic rubber uses, or our other materials and services. Request a quote when you’re ready to get started. Our expert team will respond as soon as possible.