Polymer selection criteria

Application

Natural / SBR

Neoprene

Nitrile

EPDM

Butyl

Hypalon

Silicon

Vitone

Petrol

Poor

    Poor

Good

Poor

Poor

Poor

Poor

Excellent

Lubricating Oils

Poor

Fair

Good

Poor

Poor

Fair

Good

Excellent

Acids

Fair

Fair

Good

Excellent

Excellent

Excellent

Fair

Good

Alkali

Fair

Fair

Fair

Good

Excellent

Excellent

Fair

Fair

Hydraulic

Phosphates

Poor

Poor

Poor

Good

Good

Fair

Good

Poor

Fluid

Silicates

Poor

Good

Good

Fair

Fair

Good

Poor

Good

Abrasion Resistance

Excellent

Good

Good

Good

Good

Good

Fair

Good

Tear Strength

Good

Good

Good

Fair

Good

Fair

Poor

Fair

Impact Resistance

Excellent

Good

Fair

Good

Good

Good

Fair

Fair

Resilience

Excellent

Good

Good

Good

Fair

Good

Poor

Fair

Impermeable to Gases

Fair

Good

Good

Good

Excellent

Excellent

Poor

Excellent

Compression Set

Good

Good

Good

Fair

Fair

Fair

Good

Good

 

 

 

Please Note: The information, figures, calculations, test values and data contained in this page - which we use to best advise our customers - correspond to current engineering standards. This data is the result of many years of tests and trials. As individual operating conditions influence the application of each sheet, the information in this site can only be used as a rough guideline. In the individual case it is the sole responsibility of the customer to evaluate requirements, in particular if specified properties are sufficient for use.

Our qualified engineers are available to discuss difficult problems with you. 

As we cannot have any influence over how our products are used, they are used entirely at the users’s own risk. We do of course guarantee the quality of our products according to general sales conditions, available on request. Subject to change and error. The mentioned properties are guiding values.