Non-metals are organic substances that do not conduct heat or electricity, and are structurally brittle (cannot be easily rolled, molded, extruded or pressed).
Chemically, the non-metallic elements in the periodic table are hydrogen, carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, phosphorus, sulfur, and selenium. The world of industrial non-metals incorporates substances made from combinations of these elements.
RK Rubber works with non-metallic substances that include:
Cork and Rubber
Plant-derived substance based on an arrangement of cellulose, combined with a polymer and/or vegetable fibers.
Properties of Cork and Rubber:
Typical Application for Cork & Rubber:
Organic wool fibers, can be combined with polymers.
Properties of Felt Products:
Typical Applications for Felt:
A composite material of compressed ceramic and/or organic fibers, developed as a safer alternative to asbestos.
Properties of Non-Asbestos Rubber Products:
Typical Applications for Non-Asbestos Material:
Plant-derived substance based on an arrangement of cellulose; can be spun into filaments or matted into sheets. Can be combined with cork and/or a polymer.
Properties of Vegetable Fiber Rubber Products:
Typical Application for Vegetable Fiber Materials