Chlorinated polyethylene or CPE is one of many polymers from which Preferred Compounding mixes custom rubber compounds to perform over a wide range of applications.

CPE is sometime blended with other polymers including EPDM for sponge compounds. Among many uses, our customers bond CPE to fabrics, metals and other materials.

CPE elastomer properties

Chlorinated polyethylene offers excellent flexibility and resistance to ignition, many chemicals, heat aging, low temperatures, abrasion and weathering. CPE has high filler acceptance and tensile strength, moderate oil resistance and low cost.

Chlorinated polyethylene can be compounded dense or sponge. In final form, it can be rigid or flexible.

 Chlorinated polyethylene rubber uses

CPE is used in wire and cable jackets, seals, automotive and industrial hoses and tubes, coated fabrics, molded shapes and extruded profiles.

CPE rubber trade names

CPE rubber suppliers sell it under various trade names including:

  • Weiprene™ from Weifang Yasing Chemical (US distribution by Lianda)
  • Keliren® from Hangzhou Keli Chemical Co. (US distribution by Alternative Rubber & Plastic)
  • Dakren® from Daiso Chemical Co., Ltd
  • Elaslen® from Showa Denko
  • And others

Fully supported custom rubber compounding

Preferred Compounding is a full service custom rubber compounder. As a Preferred customer/partner, you gain access to our comprehensive support resources.

Preferred’s technical services staff includes chemists with decades of experience. They formulate and optimize custom elastomeric compounds to achieve the desired field performance, manufacturability and cost for your compounds. Through the custom compounding recipe, we can engineer the extent and rate of curing, processing characteristics, final properties, performance and cost.

Thousands of compounding ingredients

We work with thousands of ingredients and compounding polymers and more than 100 rubber mixing and processing variables. We produce compounded elastomers in strips, slabs, pellets and calendered sheet. We also provide filtering by gear-pump straining.

For more information

If you would like assistance determining the right formulation for your rubber application or on improving the performance and cost of your current recipe, please contact any Preferred Compounding sales representative or Marc Pignataro by E-mail or at 330.798.4960.