Fluoroelastomer (Viton™ Fluorocarbon, FKM) Materials

Providing Maximum Resistance for Sealing Applications

Fluoroelastomer (also known as Viton™, fluorocarbon, and FKM) is a rubber compound offering exceptional resistance to extreme heat, chemicals, oils, concentrated acids, and fuels. Many applications that require maximum resistance to high temperatures as well as different types of fluids—such as automotive, mechanical, or aircraft-related operations—rely on fluorocarbon to perform. These types of elastomers offer wide compatibility with chemicals, temperature ranges, and compression sets, as well as excellent aging capabilities. To learn more about fluorocarbon elastomers and their use for your sealing application, please reach out to NCS.

The Benefits of Fluoroelastomer Materials

Is Viton™ the Right Choice for Your Application?

If your application requires seals that will perform against a variety of harsh elements, fluorocarbon rubber may be a great choice. Fluorocarbon offers excellent resistance to the following:

  • High temperatures
  • Ozone
  • Oxygen
  • Mineral oils
  • Synthetic hydraulic fluids
  • Fuels
  • Water
  • Steam
  • Aromatics
  • Organic solvents and chemicals
  • Weather
  • Aging

Fluorocarbons offer heat resistance up to 400° F/204° C, and can perform at higher temperatures with a reduced life expectancy. The material is flexible to cold temperatures reaching -15° F/-26° C. It is not compatible with the following chemicals:

  • Glycol-based brake fluids
  • Ammonia gas
  • Amines
  • Alkalis
  • Acetic acids

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