Rubbers or elastomers are mixed with various chemicals in order to provide the reinforcement and curing ingredients required to produce the physical properties necessary for the service conditions.
A wide choice of basic polymers (rubbers) is available. Many of these rubbers can be blended or compounded to obtain the desired properties based on the application.
||Excellent physical properties including abrasion and low temperature resistance. Poor resistance to petroleum-based fluids
||Similar to natural rubber
||Good physical properties and abrasion resistance. Poor resistance to petroleum-based fluids.
||Good weathering resistance. Flame retarding. Moderate resistance to petroleum-based fluids. Good physical properties.
||Excellent resistance to petroleum-based fluids. Good physical properties.
||Very good weathering resistance. Excellent dielectric properties. Low permeability to air. Good physical properties. Poor resistance to petroleum-based fluids.
||Excellent ozone, chemical and aging resistance. Poor resistance to petroleum-based fluids.
||Hexafluro-propylene-vinyl idene fluoride
||Excellent oil and air resistance at both high and low temperatures. Very good chemical resistance.
Source: Rubber Manufacturers Association Sheet Rubber Handbook, Third Edition