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Elastomers / Materials

When specifying a material for your application, there is a lot to consider. Temperature, environment, compatibility, hardness, compression, and certifications all have to be taken into account.

We know this can be daunting, and that is why we have an industry leading material science team and tool kit dedicated to helping find the best material fit for your application.

Chemical Terms, Abbreviations, Trade Names

Chemical TermASTM Designated AbbreviationPolymer Trade Names
Acrylonitrile ButadieneNBR, XNBRNipol®, Krynac®, Paracril®
Chlorinated PolyethyleneCMTyrin®
Chlorosulfonated PolyethyleneCSMHypalon®
EpichlorohydrinCO, ECOHydrin®
Ethylene AcrylicAEMVamac®
Ethylene Propylene Diene MonomerEPDMBuna-EP®, Nordel®, Royalene®, Vistalon®
FluorocarbonFKM, FFKMDyneon Fluoroelastomer®, Viton®
FluorosiliconeFVMQ 
Highly Saturated NitrileHNBRTherban®, Zetpol®
Isobutylene IsopreneIIR / XIIRButyl
PolyacrylateACMHyTemp®
PolybutadieneBRBudene®, Taktene®
PolychloropreneCRNeoprene, Baypren®
Polyisoprene:  
• NaturalNRSMR®, Pale Crepe, Smoked Sheet,
• SyntheticIRNatsyn®
SiliconeVMQ, PMQ, PVMQSilastic®, Elastosil®
Styrene ButadieneSBRPlioflex®, Stereon®
Urethane (Polyester or Polyether)AU or EUAdiprene®, Millathane®, Vibrathane®
All polymer trade names are registered trademarks of their respective companies and are not affiliated with Minnesota Rubber and Plastics.

Chemical and Physical Tables

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