are materials associated with the property of elasticity. With the chemical name of alkyl acrylate copolymer (ACM), acrylic rubber is a type of rubber that exhibits useful properties inclusive of ozone, heat and oil resistance. Acrylic rubber can endure a temperature of about 180 degree centigrade in oil or dry heat. The trade name for acrylic rubber is Hytemp and acrylic rubber is categrorized as a specialty rubber. Acrylic rubber is a saturated rubber. Acrylic rubber is made from the emulsion polymerization of several acrylic monomers. One of the main applications of acrylic rubber has been for automotive seals and hoses owing to the need for oil resistant rubber materials. With an increase in production of automotives coupled with the need for long lasting products, there is an increase in the demand for acrylic rubber. In keeping with the need for low fuel consumption and increase in the combustion temperature in the engine compartment, the market for acrylic rubber is expected to grow. Other applications include oil seals, gaskets and fuel oil components.
Some of the disadvantages of acrylic rubber include their inability to be resistant enough to acids and bases and also to moisture. These disadvantages, while not so critical, restrict the application areas for acrylic rubber and this impacts the growth of the market. Other factors include acrylic rubber’s low permeability in the case of gases.
This is owing to properties of acrylic rubber that are very well suited to meet the requirements of the automotive industry. The Acrylic Rubber market
can be segmented on the basis of products Gaskets, Shaft Seals, Adhesives, Beltings, O-Rings and Others. One of the mail applications of acrylic rubber is in the automotive industry. In terms of applications, the acrylic rubber market is segmented as Automotive, Plastics, Packaging, Consumer Goods and Others.
North America and Europe currently account for the largest portion of the acrylic rubber market, but asia pacific is expected to grow at the highest rate amongst all the regions. The automotive industry in these regions is one of the major reasons for this grow trend. The market has been segmented based on the following geographies
North America, South America, APAC, Europe, Middle East and AfricaFollowing are just a few of the companies that are operating in the acrylic rubber market.
- Anabond Limited
- Jet Rubber Company
- Fostek Corporation Hi-Tech Polymers