We can say that the materials on the basis of foam synthetic rubber have – increased steam and water-resistant – the elasticity over a wide temperature range – Low thermal conductivity – the ability to self-extinguishing in a fire – a high resistance to microorganisms, mold, weather conditions. Depending on the target application, foam rubber improve certain properties. The following table shows the average characteristics of the major structured. The main physical and mechanical properties of foamed synthetic rubber foam above characteristics rubber are most common. Operating temperature range may be different.
There are materials that can operate at temperatures ranging from -196 +175 C (short term). However, the majority of materials operating temperatures in the range of -50 to +105 C. However, some companies have developed special low-temperature insulation (-196), and insulation, resistant to high temperatures (up to 175 C). Therefore, materials based on foamed rubber have different properties, depending on the application. Areas of application materials on the basis of foam rubber are unofficial name – "technical insulation of the third generation." Exactly in thermal insulation and is the primary use of foamed synthetic rubber. It is used for insulation of heating systems, oil pipelines, steam pipelines, storage tanks, refrigeration units, cold pipes and tanks, air conditioning, ventilation and water supply and sanitation systems and in solar units. In addition, the materials used throughout the world in shipbuilding and offshore structure may be used in automotive and mechanical engineering, in the manufacture personal protective equipment (eg helmet, construction hard hat), and may also be material for making mats.