Is Viton better than FKM?

Is Viton better than FKM?

Fluoro-Elastomer is usually referred to as FKM FPM or as VITON™ after the popular brand which produces it. You may see this rubber listed in different places with these different names, but they are all one and the same.

Is Viton and FKM the same?

Viton® is a trademark of a synthetic rubber and fluoropolymer elastomer commonly used in the manufacture of O-Rings. The name is a trademark registered by The Chemours Company and its international abbreviation is FPM (DIN/ISO denomination) or FKM (ASTM).

Which is better nitrile or Viton?

Environmental Properties: Viton® O-rings and seals have a wide range of chemical resistance (involving mineral acids, fuels, and oils) and this material is also highly resistant to oxidation, UV exposure, fungus, weather, ozone, and mould. This makes Viton® far superior to Nitrile in these regards.

Is PTFE better than Viton?

Viton vs Teflon (PTFE) – Viton offers a greater temperature resistance but falls short of Teflons(PTFE) chemical resistance. Also, Teflon is slightly less thermally resistant but offers much more in the way of non-adhesive properties.

What kind of material is kalrez?

It is a carbon black filled product with excellent chemical resistance, good mechanical properties, and outstanding hot air aging properties. It exhibits low swell in organic acids, inorganic acids and aldehydes, and has good response to temperature cycling effects.

What does FKM stand for?


Acronym Definition
FKM Front Kedaulatan Maluku (Indonesian: Maluku Sovereignty Front)
FKM Fogarty Klein Monroe (Houston, Texas)
FKM Fakulti Kejuruteraan Mekanikal (Malay: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering)
FKM Field Kitchen, Modular

What is an FKM O ring?

This rubber is used in applications that need O-rings that are resistant to high temperatures and chemical attacks. The FPM/FKM Viton® sealing rings are often used aircraft, automobile and other mechanical devices requiring maximum resistance to elevated temperatures and to many fluids, or other media.