Is Fluorosilicone Right for Sealing Needs?
Understanding the Benefits of Fluorosilicone Rubber Materials
As you weigh your different material options, consider the many advantages of fluorosilicone, a clear elastomer with low odor and taste and superior color stability. The material has a wide operating temperature range and great electrical properties. Other benefits include:
- Ability to be used with jet fuels and some petroleum oils
- Resistance to chlorinated solvents and oxidizing chemicals
- Resistance to compression
- Resistance to aging, weathering, and sunlight
- Heat resistance up to 350° F (177° C)
- Cold flexibility down to -100° F (-73° C)
It is important to also understand that fluorosilicone may have several disadvantages depending on your precise material needs. For example, the material does not perform well in environments that demand high abrasion resistance. It offers low wear resistance and is not resistant against compounds like brake fluids, amines, and ketones. Because it is time-consuming to produce, the cost of fluorosilicone is also greater compared to other elastomers. Our team is here to help you weigh the advantages and disadvantages and determine the best possible material for your sealing application.