What is vinyl/nitrile?

Vinyl/nitrile is a blended polymer and a combination of the two materials. Buna-N and polyvinyl chloride are a closed cell foam material specifically formulated and designed to provide impact absorption in order to prevent trauma to the wearer whilst providing comfort and flexibility in use.
Alanto has researched, designed and developed a range of vinyl/nitrile closed cell materials that are suitable for a range of applications. Specifications available at Alanto include:

  • S3VN2 Vinyl Nitrile Foam
  • S3VN1025 Expanded NBR Blended Sponge
  • S3VN10a Grey Vinyl Nitrile Foam
  • S3VN4 Cream/Beige Vinyl Nitrile Foam
  • S3VN4 Black Vinyl Nitrile Foam

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Strengths of vinyl/nitrile

Vinyl/nitrile possesses a number of strengths, some of which include:

  • Strength – when combined, these two materials are extremely strong.
  • Flexible – due to its vinyl composition, it is a comfortable and flexible material. The more nitrile, the less elasticated the material becomes.
  • Flame resistance
  • High dimensional stability
  • Shock absorption – this resilient material is able to absorb impact extremely effectively.

What uses does vinyl/nitrile have?

Alanto supplies a range of vinyl/nitrile closed cell foam materials that are designed for a number of applications:

  • Equestrian riders
  • National hunt and flat race jockeys
  • Motor cyclists
  • Winter sports enthusiasts
  • Police riot equipment

Other applications of nitrile/vinyl across the world

Nitrile/vinyl is a commonly used material and has many uses throughout a variety of sectors...

Personal body protection
It is often the material of choice for personal protection equipment such as police riot apparatus. In addition, this material is excellent for applications that involve potentially dangerous extreme sports such as skiing, snowboarding and motorcycling.

Equestrian protection equipment
Due to its flexible yet robust composition, vinyl/nitrile is excellent for Equestrian protection equipment. Moreover, it is lightweight and comfortable.