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Eagle Rubber Products Common Material Comparisons (use as a guide only)
Polymer Generally Resistant to: Generally not used for: General Properties
NBR, NITRILE, BUNA N

Temp: -30F to 275F
Fuel and Oil resistant
Mineral & Vegetable Oils
Animal Fats & Oils
Aliphatic Hydrocarbons
Aromatic Hydrocarbons
Non-polar Solvents
Halogenated Solvents
Oxygenated Solvents
Outdoor exposure
Ozone
Brake Fluids
Good wear resistance
Good Compression Set
Good dynamic properties
Low water absorption
Neoprene
(Polychloroprene)

Temp: -80F to 250F
Oils
Alkalis
Acids
Water
Salts
Sunlight & Ozone
Aliphatic Hydrocarbons
Aromatic Hydrocarbons
Abrasion
Tensile Strength
Flex Properties
Cut Resistance
Flame Resistance
EPDM (Netherlander)

Temp: -60F to 350F
Hot water / steam
Brake Fluids
Sunlight, Ozone, Weathering
Some Acids & Bases
Keytones and Alcohols
Petroleum Oils
Fuels
Good wear resistance
Good Compression Set
Moderate short term resilience
Good permeation resistance
Hypalon CPE
(Chlorosulfanated
Polyethylene)

TEmp: -65F to 300F
Oils
Aliphatic Hydrocarbons
Sunlight & Ozone
Alkalis
Dilute Acids
Halogenated Solvents
Oxygenated Solvents
Abrasion Resistance
Flame resistant
Good compression set
Flex Properties
Natural Rubber

Temp: -75F to 200F
Alkalis
Acids
Water
Inorganic salts
Oils
Aliphatic Solvents
Aromatic Solvents
Halogenated Solvents
Oxygenated Solvents
Abrasion Resistance
High tensile strength
Good resilience
Silicone

Temp: -175F to 500F
Alkalis
Acids
Water
Inorganic salts
Oils
Aliphatic Solvents
Aromatic Solvents
Halogenated Solvents
Oxygenated Solvents
Sulfuric Acid
Excellent temperature range
Good release properties
Weather & ozone resistant
Strength at high temperature
Good compression set
Note: moderately high cost
VITON™

Temp:
-30F to 450F

Vacuum
Most acids & chemicals
Petroleum Oils & Fuels
Silicone oils & greases
Di-Ester Lubricants

Oxygenated Solvents
Brake Fluids
Ammonia
Ethyl Acetate
Acetone, Skydrol
Good wear resistance
Excellent compression set
Moderate short term resilience

Note: very high cost
Examples:
Aromatic Hydrocarbons - toluene, xylene
Aliphatic Hydrocarbons - Kerosene, gasoline, naphtha, hexane, mineral spirits, lubricants & greases
Halogenated Solvents - methylene chloride, per / trichlorethylene
Oxygenated Solvents - Keytones, MEK, MIBK, acetone

Other polymers include Carboxylated Nitrile, Hydrogenated Nitrile, Millable Urethane, Cast Polyurethane and Polyacrilate.
Information available on request. Basic physical properties available for all compounds on request.
We also offer specialized blends - EPDM/Silicone; Nitrile/PVC and Carboxylated Nitrile/PVC.
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