Selecting the best elastomer for an application requires a thorough understanding of the end-use conditions and performance requirements. Rely on our material expertise for advanced rubber compounds that meet your unique demands. Our integrated in-house capabilities offer numerous benefits, including:
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We can propose materials to meet most major industry standards including: AAMA, ASTM, DIN, FDA, JIS, NSF, MIL, Reach, RoHS, SAE, UL & more.
EPDM is a multipurpose rubber providing outstanding heat, ozone, resistance to weather and ageing, low conductivity, low compression and low temperature. EPDM may be used as an economical alternative to silicone and can last long before breaking apart, provided it is placed in the right setting. EPDM rubber is utilised for various automotive and HVAC applications, O-rings, and electrically isolated items.
The most common and cheapest elastomer in the sealing business is nitrile (known as NBR rubber and Buna-N). It is very resistant to petroleum oil, gasoline, water, alcohol, silicone and hydraulic fluids. Nitrile has a temperature range of -54 to +149 degrees Celsius and is well equilibrated with desired characteristics such as low compression, excellent abrasion resistance and high-stress strength. It is not recommended for automobile brake fluid, ketones, hydraulic phosphate ester fluids and nitrogenated or halogenated hydrocarbons.
Neoprene® is a generic elastomer since it is somewhat resistant to oil and weather. It is peculiar (ozone, UV, oxygen). For specific dissolution applications, it is thus uniquely suited if many other materials fail. Its compression is quite low, its strength and abrasion are excellent, and it’s flexible and resistant. Neoprene® has the same temperature range as nitrile and is frequently used to scrub coolants in air conditioning and cooling systems.
Fluoroelastomer is a material that can handle a variety of different uses. It provides excellent temperature stability from – 20°C to +205°C. Fluorolastomer’s drawbacks are that fluorinated solvents may dissolve, and it is bit expensive and can fail quickly if the incorrect grade is employed. It is one of the most popular elastomers used in sealing applications, including O-rings, gaskets and seals, along with nitrile.
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