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Basic Properties of Elastomers

Chemical and Physical Tables
PolymerNBRHNBRFKMEPSBRCRIIRVMQ,
Si, PMQ,
PVMQ
Tensile
Strength
(MPa)
6.9-
27.6
31.0-
10.0
3.4-
20.7
2.1-
24.1
3.4-
24.1
3.4-
27.6
13.8-
20.7
1.4-
10.3
Tensile
Modulus at
100% (MPa)
2.0-
15
1.7-
20.7
1.4-
13.8
0.7-
20.7
2.1-
10.3
0.7-
20.7
0.3-
3.4
6.2
Hardness Durometer (Shore A)20-
100
30-
95
50-
95
30-
90
30-
100
15-
95
30-
80
20-
90
Elongation
(%)
100-
650
90-
450
100-
500
100-
700
450-
600
100-
800
300-
850
100-
900
Compression
Set Rating
Good-
Exc.
Good-
Exc.
Good-
Exc.
Poor-
Exc.
Good-
Exc.
Poor-
Good
Poor-
Good
Good-
Good
Low Temp
 Range °F
-70 to 0-50 to 0-50 to 0-75 to -40-75 to -55-70 to -30-70 to -400-178 to -90
Low Temp
Range °C
-57 to -18-46 to -18-46 to -18-46 to -18-59 to -48-57 to -34-57
to -40
-117 to -68
High Temp Range °F210 to 250250 to 3000400 to 500220 to
300
210 to 250200 to
250
250
to 300
400
to 500
High Temp Range °C99 to 121121 to
149
200 to 260104 to
149
99 to
121
93 to
121
121
to 149
204
to 260
Heat Aging
at 212°F
(100°C)
GoodExc.Exc.Good-
Exc.
GoodGood-
Exc.
Good-
Exc.
Exc.
Steam ResistanceFair-
Good
Fair-
Good
Poor-
Good
Exc.Fair-
Good
Fair-
Good
Good-
Exc.
Fair-
Good
Flame
Resistance
PoorPoorGood-
Exc.
PoorPoorGood-
Exc.
PoorFair-
Exc.
Weather ResistanceFair-
Good
Good-
Exc.
Exc.Exc.Fair-
Good
Fair-
Good
Exc.Exc.
Sunlight ResistancePoor-
Good
Good-
Exc.
Good-
Exc.
Exc.PoorGood-
Exc.
Exc.Exc.
Ozone ResistanceFair-
Good
Good-
Exc.
Exc.Good-Exc.PoorGood-
Exc.
Exc.Exc.
Radiation ResistanceFair-
Good
Fair-
Good
Fair-
Good
Good-
Exc.
Poor-
Good
Fair-
Good
Poor-
Good
Poor-
Good
Oxidization Resistance
(AIR)
GoodExc.Exc.Exc.Fair-Exc.Good-
Exc.
Exc.Exc.
Water
Resistance
Good-
Exc.
Exc.Exc.Exc.Good-
Exc.
Fair-
Good
Good-
Exc.
Exc.
Gas Perme- ability RatingFair-
Exc.
Fair-
Exc.
Good-
Exc.
Fair-
Good
FairFair-
Good
GoodPoor-
Fair
OdorGoodGoodGoodGoodGoodFair-
Good
GoodGood
Taste
Retention
Fair-
Good
Fair-
Good
Fair-
Good
Good-
Exc.
Fair-
Good
Fair-
Good
Fair-
Good
Good-
Exc.
Adhesion to MetalsExc.Exc.Good-
Exc.
Good-
Exc.
Exc.Exc.GoodGood-
Exc.
ColorabilityExc.Exc.Good-
Exc.
Good-
Exc.
GoodFairGoodExc.
RMA Color
Code
Back-BrownPurple-Red-Rust
Resilience or Rebound
Rating
GoodGoodFair-
Exc.
Fair-
Good
Fair-
Exc.
Fair-
Good
Poor-
Good
Good-
Exc.
Vibration DampeningFair-
Good
Good-
Exc.
Fair-
Good
Fair-
Good
Fair-
Good
Good-
Exc.
Exc.Fair-
ood
Flex Cracking ResistanceGoodGoodGoodGoodGood-
Exc.
GoodGood-
Exc.
Poor-
Good
Tear
Resistance
Good-
Exc.
Good-
Exc.
Fair-
Good
Fair-
Good
Fair-
Exc.
Good-
Exc.
GoodPoor-
Good
Abrasion ResistanceGood-
Exc.
Good-
Exc.
GoodGoodGood-
Exc.
Good-
Exc.
Fair-
Good
Poor-
Good
Vacuum
Weight
Loss
GoodGoodExc.Exc.PoorFairExc.Exc.
Acids (dilute)GoodGoodGood-
Exc.
Exc.Fair-
Good
Exc.Good-
Exc.
Fair-
Good
Acids (concentrated)Poor-
Fair
Fair-
Good
Good-
Exc.
Exc.Poor-
Fair
PoorFair-
Exc.
Poor-
Fair
Acid, organic (dilute)GoodGoodFair-GoodExc.GoodGood-Exc.GoodGood
Acid, organic (concentrated)PoorFair-
Good
Poor-
Good
Fair-
Good
Poor-
Good
Poor-
Good
Fair-
Good
Fair
Alcohols (C1 thru C4)Fair-
Good
Good-
Exc.
Fair-
Exc.
Good-
Exc.
GoodExc.Good-
Exc.
Fair-
Good
Aldehydes (C1 thru C6)Poor-
Fair
Fair-
Good
PoorGood-
Exc.
Poor-
Fair
Poor-
Fair
GoodGood
Alkalies
(diluted)
GoodGoodFair-
Good
Exc.Fair-
Good
GoodGood-
Exc.
Poor-
Fair
Alkalies (concentrated)Poor-
Good
Poor-
Good
PoorExc.Fair-
Good
PoorGood-
Exc.
Poor-
Exc.
AminesPoorGoodPoorFair-GoodPoor-
Good
Poor-
Good
GoodGood
Animal & Vegetable oilsGood
-Exc.
Good-
Exc.
Exc.GoodPoor-
Good
GoodGood-
Exc.
Good
Brake Fluid; Dot 3, 4 & 5PoorFairPoor-
Fair
Good-
Exc.
Poor-
Good
FairGoodGood
Dlester OilsFair-
Good
GoodGood-
Exc.
PoorPoorPoorPoor-
Good
Poor-
Fair
Esters, Alkyl PhosphatePoorPoorPoorExc.PoorPoorGoodGood
Esters, Aryl PhosphatePoor-
Fair
Poor-
Fair
Exc.Exc.PoorPoor-
Fair
Exc.Good
EthersPoorPoor-
Fair
PoorFairPoorpoorPoor-
Fair
Poor
Fuel, Aliphatic HydrocarbonGood-
Exc.
Exc.Exc.PoorPoorPoor-
Good
PoorPoor-
Fair
Fuel, Aromatic HydrocarbonFair-
Good
Fair-
Good
Exc.PoorPoorPoor-
Fair
PoorPoor
Fuel, Extended (Oxygenated)Fair-
Good
Good-
Exc.
Exc.PoorPoorFairPoorPoor
KetonesPoorPoor-
Fair
Good-
Exc.
PoorPoorPoorPoorPoor
Halogenated SolventsPoorPoorPoorGood-
Exc.
Poor-
Good
Poor-
Fair
Poor-
Exc.
Poor
Lacquer
Solvents
FairFairPoorPoorPoorPoorFair-
Good
Poor
L.P. Gases
& Fuel Oils
Exc.Exc.Exc.PoorPoorGoodPoorFair
Petroleum Aromatic -
Low Aniline
Good-
Exc.
Good-
Exc.
Exc.PoorPoorGoodPoorPoor
Petroleum Aliphatic -
High Aniline
Exc.Exc.Exc.PoorPoorGoodPoorGood
Refrigerant AmmoniaGoodGoodPoorGoodGoodExc.GoodExc.
Silicone OilsGoodGood-
Exc.
Exc.Exc.PoorFair-
xc.
PoorPoor-
Fair
Chemical and Physical Tables
PolymerFVMQACMEACSMECONR, IRAU, EU
Tensile Strength (MPa)3.4-9.78.6-17.26.9-20.73-1510-153.4-34.56.9-69.0
Tensile Modulus at 100% (MPa)3.1-3.40.7-10.30.7-10.30.2-101-100.5-0.80.2-34.5
Hardness Durometer (Shore A)35-8040-9035-9540-10030-9520-1010-100
Elongation (%)100-480100-450200-650100-700200-800300-900250-900
Compression Set RatingFair-
Good
Poor-
Good
Poor-
Good
Poor-
Fair
Good-
Fair
Exc.Poor-
Good
Low Temp Range °F-112 to -90-30 to 0-35 to -30-60 to -40-60 to -15-70 to -40-65 to -40
Low Temp Range °C-80 to -68-34 to -18-48 to -34-51 to -40-51 to -26-57 to -40-54 to -40
High Temp Range °F400 to 450250 to 350250 to 350225 to 270225 to 275180 to 220180 to 220
High Temp Range °C204 to 232121 to 177121 to 177107 to 132107 to 13582 to 10482 to 104
Heat Aging at 212°F (100°C)Exc.Exc.Exc.Good-
Exc.
Good-
Exc.
Fair-
Good
Fair-
Good
Steam ResistanceFairPoorPoor-
Fair
Poor-
Good
Fair-
Good
Fair-
Good
Poor
Flame ResistanceExc.PoorPoorGood-
Exc.
Poor-
Good
PoorPoor-
Good
Weather ResistanceExc.Exc.Exc.Exc.GoodPoor-
Fair
Exc.
Sunlight ResistanceExc.Good-
Exc.
Exc.Exc.GoodPoorGood-
Exc.
Ozone ResistanceExc.Good-
Exc.
Exc.Exc.Good-Exc.PoorExc.
Radiation ResistanceFair-
Exc.
Poor-
Good
GoodPoor-
Good
PoorFair-
Good
Good-
Exc.
Oxidization Resistance (AIR)Exc.Exc.Exc.Exc.Good-Exc.GoodGood-
Exc.
Water ResistanceExc.Poor-
Fair
Good-
Exc.
GoodGoodExc.Poor-
Good
Gas Permeability RatingPoor-
Good
Good-
Exc.
Exc.Good-
Exc.
Exc.Fair-
Good
Good-
Exc.
OdorGoodFair-
Good
GoodGoodGoodGood-
Exc.
Exc.
Taste RetentionGoodFair-
Good
Fair-
Good
Fair-
Good
GoodFair-
Good
Fair-
Good
Adhesion to MetalsGood-
Exc.
GoodGoodExc.Fair-
Good
Exc.Exc.
ColorabilityGood-
Exc.
GoodGoodExc.GoodPoorGood-
Exc.
RMA Color CodeBlue------
Resilience or Rebound RatingExc.Fair-
Good
Poor-
Fair
Fair-
Good
GoodExc.Poor-
Good
Vibration DampeningGoodGood-
Exc.
GoodFair-
Good
GoodGood-
Exc.
Fair-
Good
Flex Cracking ResistancePoor-
Good
Fair-
Good
GoodFair-
Good
GoodExc.Good-
Exc.
Tear ResistancePoor-
Exc.
Poor-
Good
Good-
Exc.
Fair-
Good
Fair-
Exc.
Good-
Exc.
Exc.
Abrasion ResistancePoorFair-
Good
Good-
Exc.
Good-
Exc.
Fair-
Good
Good-
Exc.
Exc.
Vacuum Weight LossExc.GoodFair-
Good
FairGoodPoorGood
Acids (dilute)Exc.FairGoodExc.GoodFair-
Exc.
Fair-
Good
Acids (concentrated)GoodPoor-
Fair
Poor-
Fair
Good-
Exc.
Poor-
Fair
Poor-
Good
Poor
Acid, organic (dilute)GoodPoorGood-
Exc.
Exc.FairGoodFair
Acid, organic (concentrated)FairPoorPoor-
Exc.
GoodPoorFair-
Good
Poor
Alcohols (C1 thru C4)Fair-Exc.PoorGood-
Exc.
Exc.Fair-
Good
Good-
Exc.
Good
Aldehydes (C1 thru C6)PoorPoorFair-
Good
Poor-
Fair
PoorGoodPoor
Alkalies (diluted)Exc.FairGood-
Exc.
Good-
Exc.
Fair-
Good
Fair-
Exc.
Poor-
Exc.
Alkalies (concentrated)GoodFairPoorGood-
Exc.
Poor-
Fair
Fair-
Good
Poor
AminesPoorPoorGoodPoorPoor-
Good
Poor-
Fair
Poor-
Fair
Animal & Vegetable oilsExc.GoodGoodGoodExc.Poor-
Good
Fair-
Exc.
Brake Fluid; Dot 3, 4 & 5PoorPoorPoorFairPoorGoodPoor
Dlester OilsGood-Exc.GoodPoorPoorPoor-
Good
PoorPoor-
Good
Esters, Alkyl PhosphatePoor-
Fair
PoorPoorPoorPoorPoorPoor
Esters, Aryl PhosphateGood-
Exc.
PoorPoorFairPoorPoorPoor
EthersFairPoor-
Fair
PoorPoorGoodPoorFair
Fuel, Aliphatic HydrocarbonExc;Exc.GoodFair-
Good
Good-
Exc.
PoorGood-
Exc.
Fuel, Aromatic HydrocarbonGood-
Exc.
Poor-
Good
Poor-
Fair
FairGood-
Exc.
PoorPoor-
Fair
Fuel, Extended (Oxygenated)Exc.Fair-
Good
FairFairFair-
Good
PoorFair-
Good
KetonesGood-
Exc.
Poor-
Good
Poor-
Good
PoorPoorPoorPoor-
Good
Halogenated SolventsPoorPoorPoorPoorFairFair-
Good
Poor
Lacquer SolventsPoorPoorPoorPoorFairPoorPoor
L.P. Gases & Fuel OilsExc.GoodPoorGoodExc.PoorFair-
Good
Petroleum Aromatic - Low AnilineGoodFairPoorPoorGood-
Exc.
PoorGood
Petroleum Aliphatic - High AnilineGoodPoorPoorFairPoorPoorGood
Refrigerant AmmoniaExc.FairPoor-
Good
GoodPoorGoodPoor
Silicone OilsExc.Exc.Good-
Exc.
Exc.Good-
Exc.
GoodExc.
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