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About Viton/FKM

Viton is a brand name for fluoroelastomer (FKM) rubber, which is a synthetic elastomer that is highly resistant to heat, chemicals, and oils. Viton rubber is known for its exceptional performance in extreme environments, making it a popular choice in industries such as aerospace, automotive, chemical processing, and oil and gas.

Some of the key features and benefits of Viton rubber include:

  • High heat resistance: Viton rubber can withstand temperatures of up to 200°C, making it suitable for use in high-temperature applications.
  • Excellent chemical resistance: Viton rubber is highly resistant to a wide range of chemicals, including fuels, oils, acids, and solvents.
  • Good compression set: Viton rubber offers low compression set, meaning it can maintain its shape and properties over time, even when subjected to pressure.
  • Good tensile strength: Viton rubber has excellent tensile strength, making it able to withstand high levels of stress and tension without breaking or tearing.
  • Low gas permeability: Viton rubber has low gas permeability, making it useful in applications where gas or fluid containment is critical.

Viton rubber is used in a variety of applications, including seals, gaskets, O-rings, hoses, and other components that require high chemical and heat resistance. Its unique combination of properties makes it an ideal material for use in harsh environments where other materials may fail.

Some of the most common uses of Viton rubber include:

  • Seals and gaskets: Viton rubber is highly resistant to a wide range of chemicals, making it an ideal material for use in seals and gaskets that are used in harsh chemical environments.
  • Fuel system components: Viton rubber is commonly used in fuel system components, including hoses, O-rings, and gaskets, due to its excellent resistance to fuels and oils.
  • Industrial machinery: Viton rubber is used in various industrial machinery components, including pumps, valves, and seals, due to its excellent chemical resistance and durability.
  • Automotive industry: Viton rubber is used in various automotive components, including fuel injectors, gaskets, and O-rings, due to its resistance to high temperatures and chemicals.
  • Aerospace industry: Viton rubber is used in the aerospace industry for applications that require high chemical resistance and heat resistance, such as seals, gaskets, and O-rings.
  • Oil and gas industry: Viton rubber is used in the oil and gas industry for applications that require high resistance to harsh chemicals and high temperatures, such as seals, gaskets, and hoses.
  • Medical devices: Viton rubber is used in medical devices that require resistance to harsh chemicals, such as seals and gaskets in laboratory equipment.

Overall, Viton rubber is a highly versatile material that is used in a wide range of applications where resistance to harsh chemicals, high temperatures, and wear and tear is required.

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