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Material Selection Tool

Explore our materials library for your component design

Minnesota Rubber & Plastics has a library of thousands of custom elastomer material formulations and standard high-performance thermoplastics. We know all the options can be dizzying, so we created this selection tool to help engineers begin to explore material options for the components in their design. This tool contains some of our most popular materials, however, this is not an exhaustive list of all your options.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Enter the information you know about the material characteristics and/or the application. You don’t need to know everything, but the more information you enter, the more relevant the results will be.
  2. The selection tool will supply you with a sortable list of potential materials to explore
  3. Next, explore these material options by downloading the material data sheets
  4. Contact us for a consultation with our materials science experts – use the data sheets as a guide in your discussion.
  • Note: This tool does not replace a consultation with a material scientist who can explore the full range of material options that best meet your needs.

Can’t find the material you’re looking for on this list? Contact us to discuss further.

Select the required high performance rubber, it is ok to select multiple or none.
Select the hardness value that is closest to your requirement. Typically rubber seal hardness range from 50-70. Multiple hardness values can be selected.
Selecting non-black will include all potential colored materials except black.
Select the required certifications for your application. It is ok to select multiple or none.
Selecting your industry will downselect materials designed for specific applications.
If your exact temperature is not listed, select the closest lower temperature.
If your exact temperature is not listed, select the closest higher temperature.
Select multiple chemicals if applicable.
If your application is dynamic and potentially can wear out, select yes.
If your application is exposed to high shear action and potentially can tear, select yes.
If your application requires low surface friction, select yes.
If your application will be subjected to compression for long periods of time, select yes.
If the part is in contact with a moving component during normal operation, then select Dynamic.
If the part is 100% rubber or 100% plastic, then select no.