Excellent resistance to Hydrocarbons and Acids

Viton® performs well in a wide range of aggressive fluid environments. Systems using Viton® can tolerate changes in fluids and have more versatility for broader application. Viton® is particularly well-suited to chemical and petrochemical applications involving higher temperatures to 400°F.

Help maintain process purity and integrity

When FDA compliance is necessary, certain types of Viton® meet FDA requirements for food and pharmaceutical applications. Appropriately formulated vulcanizates based on the latest types of Viton® made with Advanced Polymer Architecture (APA) demonstrate outstanding cleanliness. They exhibit dramatically lower levels of extractibles (total organic carbon and metals) compared to compounds based on EPDM, only slightly higher levels than PTFE, and provide excellent resistance to steam and caustic cleaning chemicals.

Viton® made with Advanced Polymer Architecture

When an application demands even higher levels of performance, you can choose specialty types of Viton® made with Advanced Polymer Architecture (APA). APA polymers deliver improved resistance to bases as well as processing and performance benefits across a broad range of chemicals and fluids.

Reduce lifetime costs and cut unscheduled downtime

Viton® far outlasts nitrile rubber and other general purpose elastomers. It allows you to extend service intervals and stretch maintenance budgets because the increased reliability of Viton® reduces unscheduled downtime.

Increase temperature capability

In many applications, rubber parts are stressed by accidental temperature excursions as well as increases in operating temperatures designed to increase production. In some situations, Viton® can serve continuously at 204ºC, even after excursions to 315ºC. Certain types of Viton® can perform equally well at temperatures as low as -40ºC.

Proven over decades of service

Viton® has delivered a combination of high-temperature performance and exceptional chemical resistance for almost 50 years. Its dynamic characteristics give critical seals and parts exceptional performance and longer life in aggressive environments.

This is a general guide and should not be the sole means of selecting or rejecting this material.

Temperature and pressure values are general guidelines and may not represent continuous service. For specific applications please consult A.R. Thomson Group’s customer service at the branch nearest you.

  • Temperature: 400°F (204°C)
  • Pressure: 250 psi
  • Suggested uses: Higher Temperature Petroleum Oils, Hydrocarbons, Acids
  • Not suitable for: Amines, Ketones, Hot Water/Steam, Brake fluids.
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