Fluoroelastomers / VITON® Rubber
Fluoroelastomers are copolymers in a family of synthetic rubber compounds, which, when first introduced, consisted of hexafluoropropylene and vinylidene. Today, the consistency of Fluoroelastomers has been modified to provide even greater thermal stability and solvent resistance. This synthetic rubber compound offers premium, long-lasting reliability in even the harshest environments.
Pierce-Roberts Fluoroelastomers are resistant to chemicals, oil, and heat. Our Fluoroelastomers are used for numerous high-performance applications in the aerospace, automotive, industrial fields, and more. Fluoroelastomers are custom molded into a wide variety of rubber products including seals, o-rings, rubber gaskets, valves, and rubber diaphragms.
Viton® is a registered trademark of Dupont Dow Elastomers L.L.C. Viton® is used in a class of synthetic rubber fluorocarbon elastomers. A copolymer is chosen for the Viton® rubber compound based on the product application. Polymers commonly used are hexafluoropropylene (HFP) and vinylidene fluoride (VDF or VF2), terpolymers of tetrafluoroethylene (TFE), vinylidene fluoride (VDF) and hexafluoropropylene (HFP), and perfluoromethylvinylether (PMVE).
Pierce-Roberts Viton® provides high temperature stability, low compression set, and resistance to chemicals, oil, and ozone. Although Viton® was initially fabricated for the aerospace industry; this rubber compound is also used in fluid power, automotive, appliance, and chemical applications for rubber products such as hoses, seals, o-rings, expansion joints, shaft seals, and rubber gaskets.