Oil and Hydrocarbon Resistant Elastomers


NBR (Nitrile-butadiene)
  • Common applications are hoses, grommets, seals and gaskets. NBR has oil and solvent resistance, low temperature flexibility and abrasion resistance.
  • Low Temperature Range: -40°F/-40°C
  • High Temperature Range: 226°F/108°C
  • NR (Natural rubber)
  • Common applications are refrigeration seals, Freon/air conditioning, motor mounts, engine coolants, petroleum and chemical tank linings, automotive gaskets and seals, and weather stripping. It provides good resistance to ozone, sunlight, oxidation, weather, oils, gasoline, greases, solvents, petroleum oils, animal and vegetable oils, compression set, silicone oil, refrigerants, ammonia, carbon dioxide, water, and steam.
  • Low Temperature Range: -50°F/-46°C
  • High Temperature Range: 275°F/135°C
  • EPDM (Ethylene-propylene-diene)
  • Common applications include water gaskets/O-rings, grommets, electrical insulation and weather stripping. It is resistant to UV exposure, ozone, aging, weathering, and many chemicals. EPDM works well for outdoor applications.
  • Low temperature Range: -20°F/-29°C to -60°F/-51°C
  • High temperatures Range: 350°F/177°C
  • FKM (Fluorocarbon, Viton®)
  • FKM has excellent heat resistance, excellent resistance to aggressive fuels and chemicals. Common applications are seals and gaskets or other rubber components in contact with biofuels or other extreme fuel or chemical environments.
  • Low Temperature Range: -15°F/-26°C
  • High Temperature Range: 350°F/177°C
  • HNBR (Saturated nitrile)
  • The saturation of nitrile in HNBR improves its heat and ozone resistance. HNBR offers extraordinarily good mechanical properties and abrasion resistance. Applications for HNBR include seals, hoses and belts.
  • Low Temperature Range: -22°F/-30°C
  • High temperature Range: 284°F/140°C and for a short period of time up to 320°F/160°C
  • FSI (Fluorosilicone )
  • Common applications are static seals and gaskets in fuel applications due to excellent resistance to chemicals, fuel and oil. Static applications are best due to poor resistance to abrasion.
  • Low Temperature Range: -100°F/-73°C
  • High Temperature Range: 350°F/177°C
  • Urethane
  • Most polyurethanes are thermosetting polymers that do not melt when heated. Common applications are durable elastomeric wheels and tires (such as roller coaster and escalator wheels), automotive suspension bushings, electrical potting compounds, hoses and more.
  • Low Temperature Range: -22°F/-30°C
  • High temperature Range: 230°F/110°C and for a short period of time up to 320°F/160°C

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