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The following is a brief review of the common elastomeric compounds used in many of the products we supply. All of these compounds are supplied meeting FDA quality standards. If you have any questions or need additional assistance in specifying for you needs, please contact us.


Buna-N/Nitrile (NBR):   Is used in many different industries from automotive and industrial to life science and food & beverage. It has excellent resistance to petroleum products, and has the ability to be compounded for service over a temperature range of -35°C to +120°C. Nitrile is the most widely used elastomer in the seal industry today.


Silicone (VMQ, Q, MQ, PVMQ):  Silicone rubber is generally non-reactive, stable, and resistant to extreme environments and temperatures from -50°C to +232°C while still maintaining its useful properties. Silicone compounds are very clean and are used in many food and medical applications.


Ethylene Propylene Rubber (EPDM):  EPDM has a temperature range of -50°C to +120°/150°C, depending on the curing system. It has great resistance to heat, water and steam, alkali, mild acidic and oxygenated solvents, ozone, and sunlight. Also resistant to alcohols, glycol engine coolants and SKY-DROL (phosphate ester hydraulic fluid). EPDM is widely used in water, drinking water, food & beverage, life sciences and numerous other industries.


Neoprene (CR):  It is moderately resistant to both petroleum oils and weather (ozone, UV, oxygen). Neoprene is classified as a general purpose elastomer which has relatively low compression set, good resilience and abrasion, and is flex cracking resistant with a temperature range of -30°F to 212°F. It is used extensively for sealing refrigeration fluids due to its excellence resistance to Freon® and ammonia.  Also used in Food and Beverage, Life Sciences and numerous other industries.  


Teflon® (PTFE):  100% virgin PTFEwhich has the lowest coefficient of friction (against polished steel) of any known solid material.PTFE is very non-reactive, its melting point is 327 °C, but its properties degrade above 260 °C. Widely used in many industries including bio medical, life sciences, food & beverage


Metal Detectable: X-ray and metal detection systems provide confidence to food, dairy and pharmaceutical manufacturers by insuring product safety and integrity as outlined by the Food Safety Modernization Act. Using these materials in developing an effective inspection program to detect contaminants and to monitor the consistency and quality of product helps avoid product waste, recalls, costly down time and customer complaints.







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