ExxonMobil Chemical Butyl Rubber Plant

Butyl rubber

Exxon™ butyl rubber is the foundation of today’s butyl rubber technology. Butyl rubber is a copolymer of isobutylene and a small amount of isoprene, providing for a highly saturated backbone. The primary properties of butyl rubber are excellent air-barrier performance, good flex fatigue and vibration damping. From innertubes to curing bladders, butyl properties are valued across a range of rubber products.

Benefits

  • Low permeability to air, gases and moisture
  • Vibration damping
  • Low glass transition temperature
  • Low modulus elastomer
  • Low compression set
  • Resistance to aging and to weathering from atmospheric exposure
  • Wide vulcanization versatility
  • Fast cure rates
  • Processing safety: no nitrosamines or nitrosamines precursors
  • Broad range of durometer and tensile strength properties
  • Low filler content for specific gravity, cost-effective compounding

Products

Exxon™ butyl rubber

Discover technical details and specifications for butyl rubber product grades.

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Industries and applications

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