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Vinyl Nitrile Closed Cell Foam

Item Code: RC02126
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Key Features

  • Closed cell material
  • Excellent impact absorption properties
  • Lightweight & flexible
  • Flame retardant properties
  • High dimensional stability
  • Good weathering, UV & Ozone resistance
  • Many densities & thicknesses available

Product Description

Our vinyl nitrile closed cell foam is a high quality material that features exceptional impact absorption in a light weight format. This is an incredibly versatile material that provides personal body protection in a wide range of applications. We can supply this particular material in a variety of densities ranging from 190 – 210 kg/m3 as standard. We can also produce this material in a range of thicknesses from 1mm to 40mm in either sheet or roll format.

Vinyl nitrile foam is a polymer blend that is produced from a combination of nitrile (NBR) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC). This material has been designed specifically to provide high levels of impact absorption as well as comfort and flexibility while in use. This is one of the best materials to use for protection against physical trauma, it is also an incredibly safe and stable material. Our vinyl nitrile closed cell foam features high physical strength properties, which helps to reduce tears and punctures. It also provides high dimensional stability and good flame resistant properties.

A combination of stability, impact absorption and physical resistance enables our vinyl nitrile closed cell foam is suitable for use in a wide range of applications and environments. We regularly supply our vinyl nitrile foam for: equestrian riders, national hunt and flat race jockeys, motor cyclists protection, winter sports enthusiasts as well as police riot equipment.

Material Specifications

Equestrian Standards:

  • European Levels 1 & 3 to EN13158 2009/2018
  • BETA Levels 1 & 3 2009/2018

Motorcycle Standard:

  • European Level 1 EN1621

Blunt Trauma:

  • BS7971-8 & BS7971-4 Levels 1, 2 & 3
  • U.K. Home Office Certification for use in garments to reduce “Back-Face Deformation”


Application: Personal body impact absorption & protection, Safety clothing
Product: Vinyl Nitrile Foam
Hardness (OO): 70° - 90°
Material: Polyvinyl Chloride / Nitrile
Colour: Black, White, Grey as standard

Potential Applications

  • Personal protection equipment
  • Safety clothing
  • Equestrian riders
  • Motor cyclists
  • Winter sports enthusiasts
  • Police riot equipment
  • Full rolls, strip cut lengths, gaskets & adhesive tapes.

Material Conversion Possibilities

Here at The Rubber Company we can utilise a variety of sponge rubber conversion tools and techniques. This enables us to cut, shape, drill, join and laminate our materials to match your exact requirements. Rubber sponge materials are manufactured in large blocks, so it is necessary to convert these blocks into usable end products. Our dedicated team can work directly with you every step of the way. This ensures that we use the best methods in order to achieve your desired shape and finish.

Technical Data

Properties Values
Compound PVC / NBR
Density [Specific Gravity] 190 - 210 Kg/m3
Tensile Strength >18 Kg/cm2
Elongation at Break 200%
Minimum Temperature -30°C
Maximum Temperature +60°C
Maximum Temperature (Intermittent) +80°C
Compression Deflection (25%) 16 - 20 PSI
Water Absorption (Max Weight Change) 5%
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