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Fluoroelastomers (Viton) Rubber Components

Fluoroelastomers (Viton)

Fluoroelastomers refer to a family of synthetic rubber compounds specifically designed to have superior resistance to oils, gasses, and chemicals at higher temperatures. Often sold under the Chemours’ trademarked name of Viton, these materials are used to mold parts or as roller covers for use in specific high heat environments. Fluoroelastomers have excellent resistance to certain oils and hydrocarbons but very poor performance when exposed to ketones and alcohol. Like HNBR, fluoroelastomers are expensive but often the only material to handle certain demanding conditions.

Contact us to see if fluoroelastomers are the right compounds for your application and budget. 

Fluoroelastomer Common Names:

  • Viton (Viton is a trademark of Chemours Comp.)
  • FL
  • FKM
  • FPM

Fluoroelastomers vs. Nitrile Properties:

Rubber Compound Nitrile Fluoroelastomers Viton
Physical Properties    
Hardness Range Shore A 20-95 50-90
Hardness Range P&J 0-200 45-115
Abrasion Resistance 3 2
Tear Resistance 3 3
Load Bearing 4 3
Hysteresis 2 2
Resistance to Denting 3 3
Maximum Service Temperature (C/F) 121/250 260/500
Ozone Resistance 1 5
Resiliency 3 3
Solvent Resistance    
Acids 2 5
Caustics 3 5
Paraffinic Hydrocarbons 5 5
Aromatic Hydrocarbons 3 5
Chlorinated Hydrocarbons 1 5
Water 4 4
Ketones 2 1
Alcohols 5 2
Esters 1 2
Recommended Applications    
Laser Engraving    
Metal Decorating  
Offset Printing    
Paper Making Industry  
Plate Processors  
Steel Mill Rollers
Textile Rollers    
Wood Industry  
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