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Chemical Compatibility Chart

Chemical Compatibility and Physical Properties Chart

These ratings are only a guide to the general suitability of each Polymer. Properties can be modified by specific formulation. For further information please contact us, or refer to BS:6716 – Guide to Properties and Types of Rubber.

Key: Outstanding- Outstanding  Excellent- Excellent  Very Good- Fair  Good- Good  Fairly Low- Fairly Low  Low- Low  Very Low- Very Low  Poor- Poor   (Hover over icons in table for explanation)
(1) Good at 20°C, Poor at 100°C (2) Excellent at High Temperature (3) Poor at very low Temperature
Common Name
Natural
SBR
Butyl
Nitrile
Neoprene(R)
EPDM
Silicone
Viton(R)
Polyurethane
Hypalon
Epichlorhydrin
HNBR
Fluorosilicone
Chemical Name Isoprene Styrene Butadiene Copolymer Isobutene / Isoprene Acrylonitrile Butadiene Copolymer Chloroprene Terpolymer of Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer Polysiloxane Fluorinated Hydrocarbon PolyesterChlorosulphinated PolyethyleneOrganochloride EpoxideHyrdogenated Nitrile
Abbreviation NR SBR IIR NBR CR EPDM Q FPM AUCSPE ECH HNBRFVMQ
Physical Properties- Tensile Strength (PSI) 3000 2000 2000 2000 3000 3000 1500 2000 4000 3000 3000 3000 1500
Tensile Strength (kPa)20k14k14k14k20k20k10k14k27k20k 20k 20k 10k
Hardness (IRHD)30-9040-9040-7540-9540-9540-9030-8555-9535-99 40-95 40-9550-95 40-80
Specific Gravity (base material)0.930.940.9211.230.861.1/1.61.851.061.12/1.281.27/1.360.981.3-1.8
Tear ResistanceVery GoodVery GoodGoodFairly LowGoodFairly Low GoodPoorFairly LowExcellentExcellentFairly LowGoodFairly Low
Abrasion ResistanceExcellentVery Good ExcellentGoodExcellentGoodGoodPoorGoodOutstandingExcellentGoodExcellentGood
Compression SetGoodGoodFairly LowGoodFairly Low GoodGoodFairly LowFairly Low GoodFairly LowFairly LowFairly LowGoodFairly Low
Rebound – ColdExcellentGoodPoorGoodVery GoodVery GoodExcellentFairly Low GoodGood (3)GoodPoor Fairly LowGoodExcellent
Rebound – HotExcellentGoodVery GoodGoodVery GoodVery GoodExcellentGood (2)GoodGoodPoor Fairly LowVery GoodGood
Dielectric StrengthExcellentExcellentExcellentPoorGoodExcellentGoodGoodExcellentExcellentGoodFairly LowGood
Electrical InsulationVery Good ExcellentVery Good ExcellentVery Good ExcellentPoorFairly Low GoodExcellentExcellentFairly Low GoodFairly Low GoodGoodFairly LowFairly LowExcellent
Gas PermeabilityFairly LowFairly LowVery LowLowLowFairly LowFairly LowVery LowFairly LowFairly LowFairly LowFairly LowFairly Low
Adhesive PropertiesGoodGoodGoodGoodGoodPoorFairly LowGoodFairly LowFairly LowFairly LowGoodFairly Low
Acid Resistance – DiluteFair GoodFairly Low GoodExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentFairly Low
Acid Resistance – ConcentratedFair GoodFairly Low GoodGoodGoodGoodExcellentFairly LowExcellentPoor
Alkali ResistanceFairFairly LowVery GoodFairly LowFairly LowGoodFairly LowFairly LowPoor
Solvent Resistance- Aliphatic HydrocarbonsPoorPoorPoorExcellentFairly Low GoodPoorPoorExcellentVery Good ExcellentGoodGoodGoodFairly Low
Aromatic HydrocarbonsPoorPoorPoorGoodFairly LowPoorPoorExcellentFairly Low GoodFairly LowGoodGoodFairly Low
KetonesFair GoodGoodGoodPoorPoorVery GoodFairly LowPoorPoorPoorPoorPoorPoor
Laquer SolventsPoorPoorFairly Low GoodFairly Low GoodPoorPoorPoorPoorPoorPoorFairly LowPoorPoor
Resistance To – Swell in Lube OilPoorPoorPoorVery GoodGoodPoorFairly LowExcellentVery Good ExcellentGood ExcellentVery GoodVery GoodGood
Hydraulic Fluid – SilicatesPoorPoorFairly LowGoodGoodFairly LowPoorGoodGood
Hydraulic Fluid – PhosphatesPoorPoorGoodPoorPoorGoodGoodPoorGood
Oil & GasolinePoorPoorPoorExcellentGoodPoorFairly LowExcellentVery Good ExcellentGoodExcellentVery GoodGood
Unleaded FuelPoorPoorPoorGoodFairly LowPoorFairly LowGoodGood
Animal & Vegetable FatsFairFairly LowVery GoodVery GoodGoodGoodVery Good ExcellentExcellentVery Good ExcellentGoodExcellentVery GoodGood
Water AbsorptionVery GoodVery Good Very GoodGoodGoodVery Good ExcellentExcellentVery GoodGood (1)Very GoodGoodVery GoodGood
OxidationGoodFairly LowExcellentGoodVery Good ExcellentExcellentExcellentOutstandingExcellentExcellentGoodGoodExcellent
OzonePoorPoorExcellentFairly LowVery Good ExcellentOutstandingExcellentOutstandingExcellentOutstandingVery GoodGoodExcellent
Sunlight AgeingPoorPoorVery GoodPoorVery GoodOutstandingExcellentOutstandingGoodOutstandingGoodVery GoodVery Good
Heat Ageing (continuous service limits °C)+85/-40+90/-40+120/-20+115/-20+95/-20+145/-40+305/-100+205/-20+85/-40 +120/-20 +120/-40 +150/-25 +200/-100
HeatGoodFairly Low GoodVery GoodGoodVery GoodExcellentOutstandingOutstandingGoodExcellentVery GoodExcellentGood
ColdExcellentVery Good GoodFairly Low GoodGoodExcellentOutstandingGoodExcellentGoodFairly Low GoodExcellentExcellent
British Standards AvailableBS:1154BS:3472 BS:3650BS:3227BS:2751 BS:3222BS:2752BS:6014
ASTM D2000AAAAAABGBCDAGE/FEHKBGCEDKBFFK