What is Therban?
Therban® is LANXESS original high-performance specialty elastomer, specially designed for demanding applications requiring exceptional durability in aggressive environments. Therban performs well in extreme temperatures, fuel, oil, ozone, and abrasion.
Therban® is a partially or completely hydrogenated acrylonitrile-butadiene rubber. To make Therban®, LANXESS hydrogenates its Perbunan NT acrylonitrile butadiene rubber. While all HNBR products exhibit certain characteristics such as strength, heat resistance, and oil resistance superior to standard NBR and other polymers, only Therban® offers a selection of grades that will perform well across a range of the most extreme environments.
The chemical structure can be illustrated as: