Rubber Compounds and Applications

colorpadsMost vacuum pads are available in various rubber compounds for different applications.
Please contact us or your authorized dealer for help selecting the best rubber for you.


 Rubber Compounds Comparison Chart


1) Standard rubber is our most widely used compound, with superior performance in a variety of environments. This compound also features excellent abrasion resistance.
(Not recommended for contact with oily surfaces.)
2) Low-marking rubber avoids leaving marks or stains on light-colored materials. This low-marking compound is recommended for indoor applications, such as production lines.
(see low-marking/UV-resistant compound for outdoor use). This compound also excels in resisting abrasion.
3) Oil-resistant rubber resists damage from petroleum-based oils, like those commonly found on sheet and plate metals. This compound also features superior abrasion resistance.
4) Heat-resistant rubber is ideal for removing glass from tempering ovens. However, they have about half the lifting capacity compared to standard rubber.
5) UV-resistant rubber is ideal for extended use outdoors.Commonly used on windshields or in similar outdoor settings.
6) Standard medium-flexible rubber provides flexibility, allowing vacuum pads to attach to textured surfaces, such as pattern glass. 
7) Coating-compatible rubber is designed to handle low-E glass and other coated materials without leaving markings. It’s also good for handling painted and silk-screened glass.
8) Low-marking/UV-resistant rubber avoids leaving marks and also stands up to extended outdoor use. Ideal for light colored materials.
9) Low-marking/medium flexible rubber avoids leaving marks on lighter materials, while also providing flexibility, allowing vacuum pads to attach to textured surfaces, such as pattern glass, as well as thin materials.

Comparison Chart of Rubber Compounds

Rubber compounds Resist load slippage (Friction coefficient) Resist staining load Resist marking load Resist damage from oil Resist damage from heat (Max surface temp) Resist UV damage (Average outdoor service life) Resist damage from abrasion Attach to textured surfaces Avoid damaging coated surfaces
1) Standard Excellent (1.0) Good Good Poor Fair (150°F) Good (2 years) Excellent  Good Poor
2) Low-Marking Good (0.75) Excellent  Excellent  Poor Fair (150°F) Poor Excellent  Good Poor
3) Oil-Resistant Excellent (1.0) Good Good Excellent  Fair (150°F) Fair (1 year) Excellent  Poor Poor
4) Heat-Resistant Fair (0.45) Good Good Poor Excellent (400°F) Excellent (8 years) Good Poor Poor
5) UV-Resistant Good (0.75) Good Poor Good Good (225°F) Good (4 years) Good Good Poor
6)Standard Medium-Flexible Excellent (1.0) Good Good Poor Fair (150°F) Good (2 years) Excellent  Excellent  Poor
7) Coating-Compatible Excellent (1.0) Excellent  Good Excellent  Fair (150°F) Excellent (8 years) Excellent  Good Excellent 
8)  Low-Marking & UV-Resistant Good (0.8) Excellent  Excellent  Good Good (225°F) Good (4 years) Good Good Poor
9) Low-Marking & Medium-Flexible Good (0.75) Excellent  Excellent  Poor Fair (150°F) Fair (0.5 years) Excellent  Good Poor