There is a synthetic rubber compound for just about any application.
Divided into oil-resistant and non oil-resistant, the following profiles of commonly used elastomeric materials are intended to serve as general guidelines only. Click on the name of any material for an overview of its strengths and weaknesses. Keep in mind that these properties may be enhanced or diminished through compounding. For this reason, selecting the best material for a particular application will inevitably require both comparison and compromise. You should always test final formulations (the base material and all additional modifying agents) in actual service conditions prior to field use.
For information on
how specific elastomers interact with certain chemicals, try our interactive Fluid Compatability Guide.
Oil resistant materials include:
- Nitrile (Buna N)
- Hydrogenated Nitrile
- Tetrafluoroethylene / Propylene
Non-oil resistant materials include: