In the elucidation “All You Need to Know About FKM & Viton™” provided by Technoad, delves into the intricacies of fluoroelastomers (FKM) and Viton™, shedding light on their properties, applications, and distinctions. FKM, defined by ASTM international standard D1418, stands out for its exceptional performance in harsh environments characterized by extreme temperatures and aggressive chemical interactions.

Highlights the versatility of FKM compounds sourced from reputable manufacturers such as Chemours, Solvay, and others. These compounds excel in environments with petroleum products, fuels, mineral oils, high vacuum conditions, ozone, and strong acids. However, FKM does have limitations, including susceptibility to certain chemicals and reduced performance in low-temperature applications.

Viton™, a renowned fluoroelastomer trademarked by Chemours, exhibits outstanding resistance to oils, fuels, lubricants, mineral acids, hydrocarbons, atmospheric oxidation, and weathering. Its low permeability and excellent electrical properties make it suitable for various demanding applications, particularly in automotive and industrial sectors.

Elucidates the differences between FKM and Viton™, emphasizing variations in chemical resistance and flexibility at low temperatures. Chemours categorizes its FKM compounds into different types based on their resistance to fluids and chemicals, while Solvay ranks its Technoflon® range into various grades considering viscosity, fluorine content, and chemical resistance.

In conclusion, provides a comprehensive overview of FKM and Viton™ fluoroelastomers, empowering industries to make informed decisions regarding material selection for their applications.

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