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Viton (FKM)

Viton (fluoroelastomer) was introduced in 1957 to meet the needs in the aerospace industry for a high performance elastomer. Since then the use of Viton has spread quickly to many more industries especially the fluid power and chemical industries. It is one of the best elastomers around today that can perform in very hot and extremely corrosive environments.

Viton Rubber  has the following properties:

  • Excellent resistance to oil, petrol, acids as well as high temperature
  • Excellent resistance against brittleness during long term heat exposure
  • Very low permeability to gases
  • Excellent resistance to ozone oxidation as well as flame resistance
  • Not suitable for applications requiring resistance to ketones and lacquer solvents
  • The terms FPM, FKM and Viton often cause confusion. All of these designations actually stand for one single base material: fluoro rubber.

    Viton A (vinylidene fluoride and hexafluropropylene) Suitable for Automotive and Aviation fuels

     Due to its specialist properties FKM/Viton is much more expensive compared to other elastomers.

    Viton Rubber Cord
    Our Viton(fkm) Cord is of very good quality, ideal for using with Petrol and a vast amount of chemicals We also suppl... View full description
    From £22.50 Excludes VAT
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    Viton (FKM) Sponge Cord
    Viton(fkm) Sponge Cord is closed cell and manufactured with a skin on to provide increased tear resistance. It has a ... View full description
    From £15.00 Excludes VAT
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