Styrene Butadiene Copolymer is an elastomer originally developed prior to World War II with the purpose of replacing natural rubber. It is industrially produced as a solid rubber or as latex. While solid SBR is mainly employed in the manufacturing of tires and footwear, Styrene Butadiene Latex is used in applications such as: adhesives, flow modifiers for other elastomers, pharmaceutical and food contact articles. SBR has been produced by radical or ionic polymerization of the monomers styrene and butadiene, referred as emulsion polymerization (E-SBR) and solution polymerization (S-SBR), respectively.
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