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Selecting the Type of Viton™
That Is Best For You

Select the right type of Viton for your application

Select the best grade of Fluorocarbon (FKM) for your application

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There are three general use types of Viton™ designed to meet specific end-use and processing needs. This table shows how different types of Viton™ compare in chemical resistance and mechanical properties.

Selecting the type that best meets your needs is important and help is available from Problem Solving Products, Inc. (303-758-2728).

Relative Chemical Compatibility and Mechanical
Properties of Viton™ FKM Elastomer
 
Viton™
Family Types
Chemical Environment
A
B
F
Automotive and aviation fuels
1
1
1
Automotive fuels oxygenated with MEOH, ETOH, MTBE, etc.
4
2
1
Engine lubricating oil, SE and SF
2
1
1
Engine lubricating oil, SG and SH
3
2
2
Aliphatic hydrocarbon process fluids, chemicals
1
1
1
Aromatic hydrocarbon process fluids, chemicals
2
2
1
Aqueous fluids, steam mineral acids
3
2
2
Strong base, high pH, caustic, aminos
4
4
4
Low molecular weight carbonyls - 100% concentration (MTBB, MBK, MIBK, etc.)
4
4
4
Compression Set and Low-Temperature Performance
fluorocarbon
fkm
space
Resistance to compression set
1
2
2
Low-temperature flexibility
2
2
3

Key: 1 = Excellent 2 = Fair to Good 3 = Poor 4 = Not Recommended

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