Published - 1st Jul 2023
BS 2752 is a British standard that specifies the requirements for chloroprene rubber compounds. Chloroprene rubber, also known as neoprene, is a synthetic rubber that is widely used in various industrial and commercial applications. It is known for its excellent resistance to oils, fuels, and chemicals, as well as its good weathering properties.
The standard applies to compounds that are based on chloroprene rubber and may contain other ingredients such as fillers, plasticizers, and antioxidants. The compounds are intended for use in a variety of products including seals, gaskets, and hoses.
BS 2752 requires that the compounds meet certain physical and chemical requirements, including tensile strength, elongation, compression set, and specific gravity. The standard also includes requirements for the appearance of the compounds, such as colour and surface finish.
In addition, the standard includes provisions for testing and inspection of the compounds to ensure that they meet the specified requirements. This includes testing for properties such as compression set, tensile strength, and elongation.
BS 2752 is an important standard for manufacturers and users of chloroprene rubber compounds. It ensures that the compounds are of consistent quality and meet the required specifications for their intended applications. It also serves as a guide for the selection and use of these compounds in a variety of industrial and commercial applications.