Viton® (FKM)

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Viton® (FKM)

Viton® is a popular high-performance rubber that has great resistance to organic solvents, chemicals, mineral oil, oxygen, hydraulic fluids, fuels, ozone, high temperatures, and aromatics.

Salient Features:

  • Good tear strength
  • Flame retardant
  • Ozone, oxygen, and weather-resistant
  • Chemical and heat resistant
  • Low gas permeability
  • Cold flexibility
  • Low compression set

Common Applications:

  • Industrial applications
  • O-rings
  • Automotive applications
  • Aerospace applications
  • Chemical processing

Properties:

  • Hardness: 50-90 Shore A
  • Temperature resistance: -20° C to +200° C (+250° C)
  • Standard colors: Black

Advantages:

Viton® performs exceptionally well in mineral oil and grease, fuels or blends with ethanol or methanol, high vacuum environments, strong acids, ozone, and petroleum products

Limitations:

Viton® compounds are prone to acetic acids, superheat steam, chlorosulfonic acids at high heat, amines, formic acid, ketones, hydrofluoric, nitro hydrocarbons, and phosphate ester-based hydraulic fluids.

Viton™ Product Comparison

Viton™ Type A B F GF GLT GFLT XLT ULT ETP BRFKM
Low-Temperature Performance (225) (225) (225) (225) (225) (225) (225) (225) (225) (232)
High-Temperature Performance (C°) (-26) (-24) (-17) (-16) (-40) (-34) (-48) (-54) (-21) (-17)
Aqueous Fluids, Steam, Mineral Acids Not Recommended Good Good Great Great Great Great Great Great Great
Aromatic Hydrocarbons Good Great Great Great Good Great Great Great Great Great
Automotive Fuels Oxygeneated with ETOH, MEOH, MTBE Good Great Great Great Good Great Great Great Great Great
Resistance to Compression Set Great Good Good Good Good Good Good Good Good Good
Automative and Most Aviation Fuels Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great
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