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Shock Absorbing Sorbothane

Shock Absorbing Sorbothane

Item #3037000


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  • Sorbothane Sheet, Shock Absorbing
  • Absorbs up to 94.7% of impact energy
  • Sheet measures 12" x 12" x 1/8"

Easily Cut to Size
Ideal For Use In Labs and Assembly Shops

Sorbothane is a proprietary, visco-elastic polymer. Visco-elastic means that a material exhibits properties of both liquids (viscous solutions) and solids (elastic materials).

Sorbothane is a thermoset, polyether-based, polyurethane material. Sorbothane combines shock absorption, good memory, vibration isolation and vibration damping characteristics. In addition, Sorbothane is a very effective acoustic damper and absorber.

While many materials exhibit one of these characteristics, Sorbothane combines all of them in a stable material with a long fatigue life.



  • Sorbothane has a low creep rate compared to other polymers (rubber, neoprene, silicone, etc.)
  • Sorbothane has a superior damping coefficient, over a very wide temperature range, compared to any other polymer.
  • Unlike fluid-based shock absorbers or foam products, Sorbothane absorbs shock efficiently for millions of cycles.
  • Sorbothane eliminates the need for metal springs to return the system to its equilibrium position after absorbing a shock.

Absorbs up to 94.7% of impact energy, then reforms to its original shape. Sold in a 12" x 12" x 1/8" sheet. For use by scientists, designers and experimenters




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Price Range $50 - $75
Subject Lab
Subject Physics

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