Elastomer Comparison Chart

ANSI/ASTM D1418-77NR/IRAU/EUCRNBRCIIRCSMEPDMFKMAFMUSISBR
Elastomer Common Name Gum/Natural Urethane Neoprene Nitrile/
Buna-N
Chloro-
butyl
Hypalon® EPDM/
EPT
Viton®/
Fluorel®
Teflon® Silicone GRS/
Buna-S
ASTM D-2000; SAE J-200 Military: MIL STD 417 AA
RN
BG
SB
BC-BE
SC
BF-BG-BK-CH
SB
AA-BA
RS
CE
SC
BA-CA-DA
RS
HK
-
-
-
FC-FE-GE
TA
AA-BA
RS
Chemical Name Definition Polyisoprene Polyester/
Polyether
Urethane
Poly-
Chloroprene
Butadiene
Acrylo-
Nitrile
Chlora-
Isobutylene
Isoprene
Chloro-
Sulfonated
Polyethylene
Ethylene
Propylene
Polymer
Fluorinated
Hydrocarbon
Tetrafluoro-
Ethylene
Resin
Poly-
Siloxane
Styrene
Butadiene
Hardness Range: Duro A Specific Gravity of Base
Low Temp.- Min. Srvc °F
High Temp. - Max. Srvc °F
30-90
0.93
-20 to -60
185
60-99
1.06
-10 to -30
185
40-95
1.23
-10 to -50
220
40-95
1.00
+30 to -40
240
40-75
0.92
-10 to -60
250 to 300
40-95
1.12-1.28
-30 to -60
275
40-90
0.86
-20 to -60
300
55-95
1.85
+10 to -10
400 to 600
-
-
-120
450
40-85
1.14-2.05
-60 to -150
460
40-90
0.94
0 to -50
195
Abrasion
Absorption, Water
Acid-Concentrated
Acid-Dilute
Adhesion To Fabrics
Excellent
Very Good
Fair To Gd
Fair to Gd
Excellent
Outstanding
Good
Poor
Fair
VG To Excl
Excellent
Good
Good
Excellent
Excellent
Good
Good
Good
Good
Good
Good
Very Good
Good
Excellent
Good
Excellent
Very Good
Very Good
Excellent
Good
Good To Excl
VG - Excel.
Excellent
Excl - Gd
Good
Very Good
Excellent
Excellent
Gd To Excl
Good
-
Excellent
Excellent
Fair to Good
Poor
Excellent
Fair
Excellent
Excellent
Gd To Excl
Gd To VG
Fair to Good
Fair to Good
Good
Adhesion To Metals
Chemicals
Colds
Dielectric Strength
Dynamic Properties
Excellent
Fair to Gd
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Fair
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Fair To Good
Good
Fair
Excellent
Fair To Gd
Fair To Gd
Poor
Gd To Excl
Good
Excellent
Good
Excellent
Fair
Excellent
Excellent
Good
VG To Excl
Fair
Gd To Excl
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Gd To Excl
Fair To Gd
Excellent
Good
Good
Gd To Excl
Fair To Gd
Excellent
Excellent
-
-
Excellent
Gd To Excl
Outstanding
Good
Poor
Excellent
Fair To Good
Very Good
Excellent
Good
Electrical Insulation
Flame
Heat
Heat Aging
Hydrocarbons-Aliphatic
Gd To Excl
Poor
Good
Fair
Poor
Fair To Gd
Fair
Good
Good
Gd To Excl
Fair To Gd
Good
Very Good
Good
Fair To Gd
Poor
Poor
Good
Good
Excellent
Gd To Excl
Poor
Very Good
Very Good
Poor
Good
Good
Excellent
Very Good
Fair To Gd
Excellent
Poor
Excellent
Excellent
Poor
Fair To Gd
Excellent
Outstanding
Outstanding
Excellent
-
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Fair To Gd
Outstanding
Outstanding
Poor
Gd To Excl
Poor
Fair To Gd
Fair To Good
Poor
Hydrocarbons-Aromatic
Hydrocarbons-Oxygenated
Impermeability
Oil-Animal & Vegetable
Oil And Gasoline
Poor
Fair To Gd
Fairly Low
Poor - Gd
Poor
Fair To Gd
Poor
Fairly Low
Gd To Excl Gd To Excl
Fair
Poor
Low
Good
Good
Good
Poor
Low
Very Good
Excellent
Poor
Good
Very Low
Very Good
Poor
Fair
Poor To Fr
Low To VL
Good
Good
Poor
Gd To VG
Fairly Low
Good
Poor
Excellent
Poor
Very Low
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
-
Excellent
Excellent
Poor
Fair
Fairly Low
Gd To Excl
Fair
Poor
Good
Fairly Low
Poor To Good
Poor
Oxidation
Ozone
Radiation
Rebound-Cold
Rebound-Hot
Good
Poor - Fair
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Very Good
Good
Good
VG To Excl
VG To Excl
Very Good
Very Good
Very Good
Good
Fair
Very Good
Good
Good
Excellent
Excellent
Good
Poor
Very Good
Excellent
Outstanding
Very Good
Fair To Gd
Good
Excellent
Outstanding
Outstanding
Very Good
Very Good
Outstanding
Outstanding
Very Gd
Fair To Gd
Good
Excellent
Excellent
Fair To Gd
-
-
Excellent
Excellent
Very Good
Excellent
Excellent
Fair
Poor
Excellent
Good
Good
Set, Compression
Solvents, Lacquer
Steam
Sunlight Aging
Swelling In Oil
Good
Poor
Fair To Gd
Poor
Poor
Fair
Poor
Poor
Good
Gd To Excl
Fair To Gd
Poor
Fair
Very Good
Good
Good
Fair
Fair To Gd
Poor
Very Good
Fair
Fair To Gd
Good
Very Good
Poor
Fair
Poor
Fair
Outstanding
Gd To Excl
Good
Poor To Fr
Excellent
Outstanding
Poor
Fair To Gd
Poor To Fair
Fair To Gd
Outstanding
Excellent
-
Excellent
-
Excellent
-
Fair
Poor
Fair
Excellent
Fair
Good
Poor
Fair To Good
Poor
Poor
Tear
Tensile Strength
Water
Weather
Gd To VG
Excellent
Fair To Gd
Fair
Excellent
Excellent
Poor
Excellent
Good
Good
Fair
Excellent
Fair
Gd To Excl
Fair To Gd
Fair
Good
Good
Good
Gd To Excl
Fair
Fair
Fair
Excellent
Fair To Gd
Gd To Excl
Excellent
Excellent
Fair
Gd To Excl
Fair To Gd
Excellent
-
-
Excellent
Excellent
Poor
Poor
Fair
Excellent
Fair
Gd To Excl
Fair To Good
Fair
Generally Resistant To: Water, Air And Average Concentration Acids, Bases Alcohols, Salts, Ketones, Best Abrasion Resistance Moderate Chemicals, Oils, Fats, Greases And Many Hydrocarbons. Moderate Acids And Chemicals, Ozone, Oils, Fats, And Many Solvents, Oily Abrasive Applications. Most Hydrocarbons, Fats, Oils, Greases, Hydraulic Fluids, Chemicals And Solvents. Animal And
Vegetable: Oils, Fats, Greases. Air, Gas, Water, Many Oxidizing Chemicals And Ozone.
Strong Acids And Bases. Freons, Hydroxides, Ozone, Alcohols. Etching, Alkaline And Hypochlorite Solutions. Vegetable And Animal Fats, Oils. Ozone. Many Strong And Oxidizing Chemicals. Ketones, Alcohols. All Aromatic, Aliphatic And Halogentated Hydrocarbons. Many Acids, Animal And. Vegetable Oils. Most Known Fluid Chemicals. Moderate Or Oxidizing Chemicals. Ozone. Concentrated Sodium Hydroxide. Water, Air, Anti-Freeze, Detergents, Salt Solutions. Bases, Alcohols And Some Acids.
Generally Affected Or Attacked By: Ozone, Strong Acids, Bases, Oils, Solvents, Most Hydrocarbons. Concentrated Acids, Ketones, Esters, Chlorinated And Nitro Hydrocarbons. Oxidizing Acids, Esters And Ketones, Aromatic Chlorinated And Nitro Hydrocarbons Ozone, Ketones, Esters, Aldehyes, Nitro And Chlorinated Hydrocarbons. Polar Solvents. MEK. Oils, Solvents. Aromatic Hydrocarbons Ketones, Esters, Certain Chlorinated Oxidizing Acids. Chlorinated, Nitro And Aromatic Hydrocarbons. Mineral Oils, Solvents, Aromatic Hydrocarbons. Ketones, Esters, And Nitro Containing Compounds. Molten Alkali Metals, Fluorine And Related Compounds. Many Solvents, Oils, Concentrated Acids, Sulfurs. Oils, Greases, Solvents And Hydrocarbons. Ozone And Strong Acids.