Fournier Rubber supplies many different types of sheet rubber with a wide variation of thickness, hardness, and temperature range to meet any application you may need. Our sheet rubber can be sold in bulk by the roll, or to be cut to specific size by length and width, or to be Die-Cut into customized gaskets.

The durometers and thicknesses listed below will be only what we stock but other sizes can be special ordered through Fournier Rubber. Call and speak with a Customer Service Representative to find out pricing for your specific application.

In general, most types of rubber can be ordered in the ranges below:
Thickness range – 1/64″, 1/32″, 1/16″, 3/32″, 1/8″, 3/16″, 1/4″, 3/8″, 1/2″, 3/4″, 1″, 2″
Durometers range – 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Sheet Rubber

What is sheet rubber?

Sheet rubber refers to sheets made from rubber. It is available in many elastomers, such as EPDM, neoprene, nitrile, and silicone rubber, to suit different application requirements. For example, natural gum rubber sheets are used for sealing applications, while silicone rubber sheets are used for extreme temperature applications. These materials are generally sold in rolls, which can be cut to standard or custom lengths depending on the needs of the customer. 

What is sheet rubber made from?

Sheet rubber can be made from a wide range of rubber materials, which can be classified into four broad categories: 

  • Recycled rubber comes from recycled rubber products recombined with an adhesive.
  • Reclaimed rubber is also made from recycled rubber products but undergoes vulcanization to return to sheet form. 
  • Synthetic rubber encompasses a variety of rubber materials, all of which are derived from a combination of butadiene and styrene. 
  • Natural rubber is produced from materials extracted from Hevea Brasilinesis trees.

These groups can be further broken down into specific materials, such as EPDM, neoprene, nitrile, and silicone, produced by combining various compounds that change the qualities exhibited.

Since each material offers unique properties that make it suitable for different situations, it is important to consider how the finished component should perform before deciding on which type of sheet rubber to use for the intended application. 

How is sheet rubber made?

Once the base material is selected, manufacturers can proceed to the sheet manufacturing stage. The two primary methods for creating sheet rubber are molding and extrusion. Molding relies on a premade mold to shape the rubber material into the desired form. It is a cost-effective solution for producing custom and/or complex components.

Extrusion involves forcing the raw material through a die to produce longer pieces. It is a cost-effective solution for producing components in longer lengths. 

What is neoprene rubber?

Neoprene rubber is a synthetic rubber made by polymerizing chloroprene. It is characterized by its chemical and thermal stability. The forms available include solid sheet, open-cell, and closed-cell, all of which offer nearly identical chemical qualities but suitability for different use cases. 

What is sheet rubber used for?

The applications for sheet rubber are virtually limitless. The material is widely used throughout the industrial, commercial, and residential sectors for the manufacture of a variety of parts and products.

Some of the industries that regularly utilize sheet rubber for their components include automotive, chemical, consumer appliances, defense, laboratory research, medical, pharmaceutical, and more. 

Quality Sheet Rubber at Fournier Rubber & Supply Company

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Sheet Rubber

Fournier Rubber & Supply Company supplies a broad selection of sheet rubber with various durometers, thicknesses, and operating temperature ranges. They are available as bulk rolls, sheets with custom-cut lengths and widths, or custom die-cut gaskets. We offer both solid and sponge rubber materials, including: 

  • Butyl rubber
  • EPDM rubber
  • Neoprene rubber
  • Viton® rubber
  • Nitrile rubber
  • Natural gum rubber
  • SPR rubber
  • Cork rubber
  • Hypalon® rubber
  • PORON® urethane foam

To learn more about our sheet rubber or other product and service offerings, check out our About Us page or contact us. For pricing details, request a quote today.

Types Of Sheet RubberFournier Item CategoryThickness Range (In Stock UOM=Inches)Durometer (In staock)Temperature RangeColor2OCompositionExamples of Typical UsesDescription
Butyl RubberFR 1341/16, 1/860-40 to 180°FBlackIsobutylene-isoprene

  • * Seals for vacuum applications
  • * Tire inner liners and tubes
  • * Hydraulic applications where synthetic fluids are used
  • * many applications requiring an airtight rubber
  • * Molded gaskets
  • * Marine environments and electrical applications because of its above average tear resistance

  • * Good flexibility while having excellent resistance to gas and steam permeation
  • * excellent dielectric properties
  • * Very good weathering resistance
  • * High abrasion resistance
  • * Low permeability to air
  • * Poor flame resistance and cold flow characteristics are limited
  • * Poor resistance to petroleum based fluids

EPDM Rubber5641/32, 1/16, 1/8, 3/1650, 6050 to 250 °FBlack(in stock)), WhiteEthylene- Propylene- Diene Modified

  • * excellent general purpose gasket materials
  • * Outdoor applications where weather, water, ozone, and UV rays resistance is required
  • * used in the HVAC industry
  • * Used for gaskets, bumpers, auto parts, weather stripping, and conveyor belts

  • * Exceptional resistance to weather aging factors
  • * Very good resistance to steam and oxygenated solvents
  • * Not recommended for use with petroleum oils

Neoprene RubberFR124, FR129, FR135, FR153, FR1541/16, 3/32, 1/8, 3/16, 1/4, 3/8, 1/2, 3/4, 140, 50, 60, 70-20 to 190 °FBlackChloroprene

  • * Multi purpose
  • * Refrigeration seals
  • * Meets standards of mass transit industries
  • * Bumpers, pads, sealing, and general gasket applications

  • * Invented in 1930 as a substitute for natural rubber, and is the first synthetic rubber that is more resistent to water, oils, heat and solvents than natural rubber and its known for its versatility

FR114 HIGHER GRADE1/32, 1/16, 1/8, 3/16, 1/450-30 to 225 °FIsobutylene-isoprene

  • * Multi purpose
  • * Refrigeration seals
  • * Meets standards of mass transit industries
  • * Bumpers, pads, sealing, and general gasket applications
  • * Electrical insulation

  • * *Excellent: tensile strength, abrasion resistance, and resistance to heat build up
  • * Moderate resistance to ozone, oils, refrigerants, gasoline, and some chemicals
  • * Adheres well to metals and fabric

Nitrile (Buna-N) RubberFR1131/16, 1/86030 to 250 °FBlackNBR Butadiene, acrylonitrile

  • * General purpose oil-resistant used in fuel hoses, gaskets, rollers and other products in which oil resistance is required
  • * Most widely used product for sealing due to its excellent resistance to petroleum products
  • * Hydraulic applications where synthetic fluids are used
  • * more than 50% of the o-rings sold are nitrile o-rings
  • * hydraulic fluid applications
  • * industrial and automotive applications such as transmission belts and hoses
  • * disposable non-latex gloves

  • * Excellent resistance to oil, gasoline, solvents, and hydraulic fluid
  • * Good abrasion resistance
  • * Poor resistance to concentrated Acids

Natural Gum RubberFR1451/32, 1/16, 1/8, 3/16, 1/4, 3/8, 1/240-20 to 180 °FTanIsoprene, natural

  • * tires
  • * Tubing
  • * Gaskets
  • * Belting
  • * Vibration isolators

  • * Crude natural rubber is found in the juices of many plants, after the latex is processed it becomes an elastomer
  • * excellent flexibility and tear resistance
  • * excellent resistance to water and cold flow
  • * low compression set and bonds easily to a wide range of materials
  • * poor resistance to sunlight, oxygen, ozone, UV rays, and high temperatures

SBR RubberFR162 (Red Sheet), FR142 (Chute Lining/ Skirtboard in pre-cut widths), FR146(Chute Lining/ Skirtboard in full width Rolls)1/16, 1/8, 3/16, 1/4, 3/8, 1/2, 145, 60, 70-20 to 180 °FRed, BlackStyrene- Butadiene

  • * Tire, tubes, gaskets, belts, hoses, seals, bumpers
  • * many different industrial applications due to its long service life
  • * Gaskets, seals, and o-rings
  • * Jobs wanting a more physical aesthetic appeal
  • * Excellent, low-cost, flange gasket material
  • * Good electrical insulation

  • * similar to natural rubber but has superior water, heat, and abrasion resistance
  • * wide temperature range and typically odorless
  • * Excellent resistance to high temperatures
  • * Excellent vibration damping

Silicone RubberFR132 (sheet rubber), FR466(sponge)sheet rubber: 1/32, 1/16, 1/8, 3/16, 1/4 sponge: 1/8, 3/16, 1/4, 3/8, 1/2sheet rubber: 50
sponge: Medium Density in stock (can be special ordered in soft or firm density)
-80 to 500 °FBlack, Red, GreyPolysiloxane

  • * Excellent vibration damping
  • * Generally odorless and non-toxic
  • * Excellent Gasket Material

  • * Excellent high and low temperature properties
  • * Poor tensile, tear, and abrasion resistance
  • * FDA approved Ingredients
  • * Low Compression Set

Cork RubberDC100, NC7101/16, 1/8Soft, Medium, and Firm Densities-40 to 250 °FBrownCork, blended with a Buna, Nitrile, or Neoprene Rubber

  • * Sealing applications
  • * Gaskets
  • * noise reduction

  • * Good compressibility
  • * Good oil resistance

Hypalon® Rubber (trademark of E.I. Dupont Inc)Not in stock but can be special orderedNot in stock but can be special orderedNot in stock but can be special ordered-20 to 220 °FBlackChloro-sulfonyl-polyethylene

  • * Used in whitewater rafts, containment suits, outdoor equipment
  • * Used in single-ply roofing membrane

  • * Noted for its resistance to chemicals, temperature extremes, and ultraviolet light
  • * An extremely durable and waterproof elastomer

PORON® Urethane Foam (trademark of Rogers Corp)47011/16, 1/8, 3/16, 1/4Shore”O” <3, 8, 16 Shore “A” <3, 5, 12 [Density: 15, 20, 25, 30 (lb/cubic foot)]-60 to 250 °FBlackUrethane Foam

  • * Enclosure Doors
  • * Consumer Appliances
  • * Automotive Interiors
  • * Sealing and Gasketing
  • * Impact Resistance
  • * Protective Gear and Footwear

  • * Elasticity
  • * Good Chemical Resistance
  • * Flame Retardant
  • * Easy to work with
  • * Will take adhesive coating
  • * Poor moisture resistance