The company says that this is the first NSBR that enables replacement of NBR-type products, NBR/SBR blends, and NBR in NBR/PVC compounds while offering several unique improvements in performance. It facilitates processing and end-use performance in many automotive, industrial and consumer goods applications, particularly where improved mechanical properties and aggressive fluids resistance are required. Sabor's properties offer distinct processing and performance benefits over NBR, NBR/SBR blends and NBR/PVC compounds, says the company. It points out that this is the result of the innovative polymerisation of nitrile and styrene, which enhances tensile strength, compression set, and adds excellent chemical, oil, and fuel resistance, particularly to diesel. Lion Copolymers expects adoption across a range of applications such as hoses, conveyor belts, industrial matting, mechanical seals, shoe soles, and heels.