Raw Material Source

The Raw Material Source Production Stage covers the production of the rubber from extraction, through monomer creation (when applicable), to a bulk commodity rubber material. The following process options are available to customize Rubbers/Elastomers Example Materials:

  • Butyl rubber, fossil fuel based is the default process selection for butyl rubber and is currently the only process selection available.
  • Chloroprene rubber (Neoprene), fossil fuel based is the default process selection for chloroprene rubber and is currently the only process selection available.
  • Ethylene Propylene Diene Elastomer (EPDM) rubber, fossil fuel based is the default process selection for EPDM rubber and is currently the only process selection available.
  • Foamed rubber, fossil fuel based is the default process selection for foamed rubber and is currently the only process selection available.
  • Isoprene Rubber (IR), fossil fuel based is the default process selection for isoprene rubber and is currently the only process selection available.
  • Natural rubber (latex), virgin is the default process selection for natural rubber and is currently the only process selection available.
  • Nitrile Rubber (NBR), fossil fuel based is the default process selection for nitrile rubber and is currently the only process selection available.
  • Polybutadiene rubber (BR), fossil fuel based is the default process selection for polybutadiene rubber and should be used unless the rubber is known to be recycled content.
  • Polybutadiene, recycled should be selected if the polybutadiene rubber is known to be mechanically recycled.
  • Silicone, fossil fuel based, for rubber is the default process selection for silicone rubber and is currently the only process selection available.
  • Styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR), fossil fuel based is the default process selection for SBR rubber and is currently the only process selection available.
  • Thermoplastic elastomer (TPE), fossil fuel based is the default process selection for TPE rubber and is currently the only process selection available.
  • Thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), fossil fuel based, for rubber is the default process selection for TPU rubber and is currently the only process selection available.
  • Thermoset polyurethane (PU), fossil fuel based, for rubber is the default process selection for PU rubber and is currently the only process selection available.
  • Typical footwear rubber compound is the default process selection for typical footwear rubber compound and is currently the only process selection available.
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