Foam and Rubber
Buffalo Felt also converts rubber and foam products that can be die cut or slit with or without adhesives. See below for examples of what we can supply.
Open Cell Polyether and Polyester Foams
Melamine foam for temperature resistance up to 300˚F. These foams are needed in fluid handling applications such as synthetic sponges, water absorbers, and ink pads.
Closed Cell Materials
- Polyethylene for packaging
- Cross-linked polyethylene for harsh environments and fine surface protection
- EVA for athletic padding
NBR (Nitrile Butadiene Rubber)
NBR is a highly resilient material that is more resistant to oils and acids than natural rubber, but is not as flexible. It keeps its physical properties over a wide temperature range. Typical applications include fuel and oil hoses, footwear, and fluid seals.
PVC (Poly Vinyl Chloride)
PVC is a relatively inexpensive material that has good thermal insulating properties, flexibility, and resistance to weathering. It also has a relatively low maximum operating temperature and high abrasion resistance. Unfortunately, PVC can outgas acidic vapors in hot, humid environments. Plasticizer stability can be a problem in contact with rubber-based adhesives.