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Elastomer Selection Guide

Elastomers
Common Name
Base Polymer
Chemical Name Compression
Set
Resilience
Cold
Resilience
Hot
Dielectic
Strength
Electrical
Insulation
Impermeability
to
Gases
Acid Resistance
Dilute
Concentrated Solvent
Resistance,
Aliphatic
Hydrocarbons
Aromatic
Hydrocarbons
Oxygenated
(Ketones, etc.)
Natural Rubber Polyisoprene E E E E G-E G F-G F-G P P P
SBR or GR-S or Buna S Styrene
Butadiene
G G G G G F F-G F-G P P P
Butyl Isobutylene
Isoprene
F P VG G G O E G P P G
Butadiene Polybutadiene VG O E G G-E G F-G F-G P P P
EPDM or EP Rubber Ethylene
Propylene
G G VG O O G E G P P E
Neoprene Chloroprene G G VG VG F-G G E G F-G F P-F
CPE Chlorinated Polyethylene G F G E G E E G G F F
Nitrile or NBR or Buna N Acrylonitrile
Butadiene
G G G P P G G G E G P
Urethane Polyester/
Ether
Urethane
G G G E G G F P F-G P P
Hypalon Chlorosulfonated
Polyethylene
F F G VG G E E G F-G F P-F
Epichlorohydrin Rubber Polyalkylene
Oxide
P G G G G E F-G F E G P
Acrylic Polyacrylate G P P F F G F P E F-P P
Silicone Polysiloxane VG E E G E F E F P P P
Fluorosilicone Fluoroalkyl
Polysiloxane
G E E G E G E F E E P
Fluorocarbon Fluorinated
Hydrocarbon
VG F G VG G E G-E E E E P
O=Outstanding, E=Excellent, VG=Very Good, F=Fair, P=Poor

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