Fluorinated elastomers are non-flammable and have a good resistance to high temperatures, ozone, oxygen, mineral oils, synthetic hydraulic fluids, fuels, aromatic compounds, many solvents and organic chemical agents. If the compounds are correctly formulated, they are resistant to water, steam, and a series of acids. The HIGH price and elasticity at low temperatures, which is not always satisfactory, are the disadvantages of this type of rubber.
Here below we report some indicative values that can be obtained by using the different compound recipes:
Good resistance to:
Not resistant to:
Fluorinated rubbers are mainly used for the production of gaskets, molded articles and tubes that must be stressed up to 200°C and that come into contact with lubricants, flame retardant hydraulic fluids and aggressive chemical agents. Used in sectors such as plants and special mechanics.