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FKM, Viton® O-Rings & Seals

Viton® O-rings are an excellent choice for general use due to their exceptional resistance to chemicals, oils and extreme temperatures (-25 to 204 °C). Special compounds can further reduce the low temperature threshold to -30 °C for dynamic seals and about -40 °C in static applications.

Viton® is a brand name for the fluoropolymer group FKM also referred to as fluoroelastomers. FKM rubber has good resistance to compression, low gas permeability and resistance to ozone and sunlight. Although originally formulated for use in aerospace applications, FKM seals are now widely used in the automotive, equipment, fluid power and chemical process industries.

NewDealSeals supplies Viton® O-rings & FKM seals in any dimension and in various compounds. Would you like to know more about the qualities of our o-rings, seals and service? Call +31(0)226362233 or mail us info@newdealseals.com.

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Specifications FKM

  • Temperature range:
    -25 to 204 °C
  • Shore:
    30 / 40 / 50 / 60 / 70 / 80 / 90
  • Relative Cost:
    Rating symbol: High
  • Tradenames:
    DAI-EL® (Daikin Industries), Dyneon® (3M), Tecnoflon® (Solvay), Viton® (DuPont)
  • Common names:
    FKM, Fluorelastomer, FPM, Fluoropolymer
  • Colours:
    Black, Brown, Green. Other colors on request.

FKM Characteristics

Resistance FKM
Abrasion Rating symbol: Good
Acid Rating symbol: Excellent
Base Rating symbol: Poor to Fair
Chemical Rating symbol: Excellent
Cold Rating symbol: Poor to Fair
Flame Rating symbol: Excellent
Heat Rating symbol: Excellent
Resistance FKM
Oil Rating symbol: Excellent
Ozon Rating symbol: Excellent
Set Rating symbol: Good to Excellent
Steam Rating symbol: Poor
Tear Rating symbol: Fair
Water Rating symbol: Good
Weather Rating symbol: Excellent
Propertys FKM
Dynamic properties Rating symbol: Good to Excellent
Electrical properties Rating symbol: Fair
Gas impermeability Rating symbol: Good
Tensile strength Rating symbol: Good to Excellent

FKM performs well in

  • Acids
  • Fuels
  • Petroleum products
  • Silicone fluids & greases
  • Solvents

FKM does not perform well in

  • Amines
  • Hot chlorosulfonic acid
  • Ketones
  • Low molecular weight esters & ethers
  • Fireproof hydraulic fluids (e.g. Skydrol®)

Typical FKM Applications

  1. High temperature seals
  2. Fuel and chemical resistant hoses
  3. Oil and fuel seals