Viblon™ is a unique rubber pad used in construction as a bearing pad or shim.
Its special properties come from it's composition of multiple layers of cotton-polyester fabric mesh that is completely impregnated with specially designed nitrile to form a very firm, durable bearing or shim.
In the edge view (lower right) the layers of fabric, known as Duck Cotton Fiber are completely impregnated with the rubber composite to form a firm bearing or shim surface yet still be capable of reducing vibration, shock and sound.
The "hardness" of Viblon™ Pads can be controlled within a 10 point range when measured as Durometer (method Shore A). At the softer end the durometer range is 45-55. Medium is 55-65. The firmest Viblon Pad is 65-75 durometer. These ranges can be extended based on project requirements.
The dimensions shown in these illustrations are specific to the projects they were intended for. Typically Viblon™ is manufactured in sheets 48" wide and is fabricated to the specific dimensions of the project. Standard thicknesses range from 1/16" to 1".
Note: VIBLON™ is a trademark of Garlock Rubber Technologies.