What is Viton gasket material?

What is Viton gasket material?

Viton® gaskets are made of high-performance fluoroelastomers that provide outstanding resistance to heat. These rubber gaskets generally support temperatures from 15° F to 400° F and are suitable for applications that reach 500° F intermittently. Gaskets made of Viton® also provide excellent resistance to: oils.

How can you tell the difference between EPDM and Viton?

Viton® rubber is a fluoro elastomer, whereas epdm rubber is ethylene-propylene-diene-monomer. The primary differences between Viton® and EPDM is in their chemical resistance and temperature ranges. Both have different properties and applications for general industrial use.

What is blue Viton?

Chemours Viton™ fluoroelastomer is the most specified fluoroelastomer, well known for its excellent (400°F/200°C) heat resistance. Viton™ offers excellent resistance to aggressive fuels and chemicals. Thermodyn Global Sealing has inventory of 100% Chemours Viton™ sheet goods in a variety of colors and durometers.

What is FKM gasket material?

FKM is a copolymer made of highly fluorinated hydrocarbons and developed during the 1950s. FKM seals display very good resistance to media, ozone and aging. The material is also stable in fuels as well as petroleum-based oils and greases, along with aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons.

Is Viton better than nitrile?

General Suitability: Viton® is best suited for diverse sealing jobs that require high temperature and chemical resistance. This makes Viton® far superior to Nitrile in these regards. They are also designed to resist most oils and lubricants, more importantly petroleum-based lubricants.

Why is VITON so expensive?

Why use Viton™? A Viton™ o ring will tend to be significantly more expensive than the equivalent nitrile component. This is because it simply does the job where other products cannot.

Is FKM same as VITON?

These rubber compounds give exceptional heat resistance with compatibility across many fluids or chemical exposures. The most commonly known name for these compounds is “Viton,”™ which has become the generic name for all FKM polymers and rubber compounds.

What temperature is Viton good for?

Viton seals provide an indefinite seal for temperatures up to 400°F, and for temperatures up to 600°F they offer an excellent seal for more than 48 hours. Buna on the other hand is only effective up to 250°F.

Is Viton and fluorocarbon the same?

Viton® is the brand name for fluorocarbon rubber polymers of the Chemours Company. This type of polymer is used extensively by ERIKS, however we do not claim or promote the use of any specific brands of polymers in our compounds.

Are FKM and Viton the same?

Is Viton and FKM the same?

The terms FKM, FPM and Viton® are all different designations that stand for the same base material, which is fluoro rubber. FKM is the abbreviation according to the ASTM , FPM is the short form for the fluoroelastomer category according to DIN/ISO and Viton® is the registered trademark of DuPont Performance Elastomers .

What gasket material to use?

Common elastomeric materials used to make gaskets include: silicone, neoprene, nitrile (nitrile rubber), EPDM, Viton, and custom rubber. Rubber is the most effective material for gaskets, but gaskets are also made from a wide range of metals, semi-metals, foams, fibers, and other composite material types.

What material is a gasket made of?

Gaskets are normally made from a flat material, a sheet such as paper, rubber, silicone, metal, cork, felt, neoprene, nitrile rubber, fiberglass, polytetrafluoroethylene (otherwise known as PTFE or Teflon) or a plastic polymer (such as polychlorotrifluoroethylene).

What is Viton synthetic rubber?

Viton is a brand name of synthetic rubber and fluoropolymer elastomers . The name Viton is given for FKM compounds (fluorocarbon compounds). These polymer materials are useful in seals, chemical resistant gloves, and other moulded or extruded goods.

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