Protective clothing made with regular butyl and halobutyl rubber not only has excellent barrier properties, but also light weight and maintains a high dgree of flexibility. With very good tear and abrasion resistance, butyl after vulcanization allows the material to dape naturally and not crack as easily as plastic. Butyl rubber products are verywell suited for nuclear, biological, chemical (NBC) clothing, face masks and respirators that must remain impervious to gases yet be flexible enough to deliver a positive mask seal. Butyl gear is also used for protection from chemicals and/or spraying. Front snapping jacket, overall, gloves, flap and hood are made from butyl rubber coated fabric especially for crop dusters, chemical handlers, hazmat transporters industries.
Halobutyl rubbers have high resistance to numerous chemicals, making them an ideal material for the production of linings where chemical resistance is required, such as linings for chemical storage tank and chemical tank car. In addition, they offer cure versatility, easy bonding and very low volume swell in contact with various chemicals.