Nitrile Latex, also known as NBR, Buna-N, and acrylonitrile butadiene glue, is a synthetic glue derived from acrylonitrile (ACN) and butadiene. Trade names include Perbunan, Nipol, Krynac and Europrene. This rubber is unusual in being resistant to oil, fuel and other chemicals.
NBR is used in the automotive and aeronautical industry to make fuel and oil handling hoses, seals, grommets and self-sealing fuel tanks. It is used in the nuclear industry to make protective gloves. NBR's stability at temperatures from -40 - 30 °C makes it an ideal material for aeronautical applications. Nitrile butadiene is also used to produce moulded goods, footwear, adhesives, sealants, sponges, expanded foams and floor mats.
The resilience makes NBR a useful material for disposable lab, cleaning and examination gloves.