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General properties of the most customary rubbers

Chemical indicationNatural rubberStyrene butadiene rubberAcryl nitrite Butadien rubber (Nitrile)Chloroprene rubber (neoprene)Isobutylene rubber (Butyl)
International abbreviationN.R.S.B.R.N.B.R.C.R.I.I.R.
Max. temperature range °C
Dry air+70+70+90+90+90
Hot oil--+120+60-
Hot water+70+80+90+70+100
Min. temperature range °C-40-30-20-30-30
General resistance to:
Mineral oil and fatspoorpoorexcellentgoodpoor
Animal and vegetable oils and fatspoor/moderatepoor/moderateexcellentgoodgood
Acids dilutedpoor/moderatepoor/moderategoodexcellentvery good
Acids concentratedpoor/moderatepoor/moderategoodgoodgood
Solvents aliphates; benzine, etc.poorpoorexcellentpoor/moderatepoor
Aromatic compounds; toluene, benzenepoorpoorpoormoderatepoor
Esters; ethers, alcoholsgoodgoodgoodmoderate/poorgood
Chlorinated; tetra, tri etc.poorpoormoderatepoormoderate/good
Water absorptionvery goodgood/very goodgoodgoodvery good
Sunlight +ozonepoorpoormoderateverygood poor
Elasticityexcellentgoodmoderate/goodmoderate/goodpoor
Permanent deformationgoodgoodgoodgoodmoderate
Resistance to wearexcellentvery goodgoodvery goodmoderate/good
Gas permeabilityfairly limitedfairly limitedlimitedlimitedvery limited
Electrical insulationgood/very goodgood/very goodpoormoderate/goodgood/very good
Hardness range (Shore A)30-9040-9040-9540-9540-75
Note: This assessment must not be considered as binding. Consult the resistance list [here]
Chemical indicationEthylene Propylene rubberChloorsulfoneerd polyethylene rubber (Hypalon)Fluoroelastomer (Viton®)Silicone rubberPolyurethane rubber
International abbreviationE.P.D.M.C.S.M.F.P.M.S.I.(Q)PUR (AU)
Max. temperature range °C
Dry air+70+70+90+90+90
Hot oil-+60+200-+60
Hot water+120+100+150+100+40
Min. temperature range °C-50-10-20-60-20
General resistance to:
Mineral oil and fatspoorgoodexcellentmoderategood
Animal and vegetable oils and fatsgoodgoodexcellentgoodgood
Acids dilutedexcellentexcellentexcellentexcellentmoderate
Acids concentratedgoodgoodexcellentmoderatepoor
Solvents aliphates; benzine, etc.poormoderate/goodexcellentpoormoderate/good
Aromatic compounds; toluene, benzenepoormoderateexcellentpoorpoor
Esters; ethers, alcoholsexcellentmoderate/poorpoormoderatepoor
Chlorinated; tetra, tri etc.moderate/poorpoormoderate/poorpoorpoor
Water absorptionexcellentgoodvery goodexcellentvery good
Sunlight +ozoneexcellentexcellentexcellentexcellentgood
Elasticitymoderate/goodmoderatemoderatemoderategood
Permanent deformationgoodmoderateexcellentmoderatemoderate
Resistance to weargoodvery goodgoodpoormoderate/good
Gas permeabilityfairly limitedlimitedfairly limitedfairly limitedfairly limited
Electrical insulationexcellentgoodgoodexcellentgood
Hardness range (Shore A)40-9040-9550-9030-8550A-75D
Note: This assessment must not be considered as binding. Consult the resistance list [here]
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