Rubber Properties Chart

The rubber properties chart provides a guide for making initial decisions about the suitability of an elastomer for a given application or service environment, most of the main rubbers are included in the properties chart below. White Cross Rubber’s capability also extends to a wide variety of more specialist blends and formulations, please contact us for more details.

ELASTOMERButylEPDMHypalonNaturalNeopreneNitrile
IIREPDMCSMNRCRNBR
Operating Temperature-45 to 150ºC-50 to 140ºC-35 to 150ºC-45 to 95ºC-35 to 110ºC-35 to 125ºC
Mechanical
Strength
Fair / PoorFair / GoodGood / ExcellentExcellentGood / ExcellentGood
Abrasion ResistanceGoodFairGoodGood / excellentGoodExcellent
Flex
Resistance
GoodFairGoodExcellentGoodFair
Low Temp. FlexibilityGoodGood / ExcellentFair / GoodGoodFair / GoodFair / Good
Ozone/Weather ResistanceExcellentExcellentExcellentPoor / FairGoodFair
Water
Resistance
ExcellentExcellentGoodGoodGoodGood
Impermeability to GasesExcellentGoodGood / ExcellentFairGoodGood
Oil
Resistance
PoorPoorFairPoorFairExcellent
Fuel
Resistance
PoorPoorPoor / FairPoorPoor/ FairGood
Resistance to Dilute AcidExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodFairExcellent
Resistance to Dilute AlkaliExcellentGoodExcellentFairFairGood
Special Properties Self extinguishing, good pigmentationSelf extinguishingFuel and oil resistance
ELASTOMERPolyurethaneSBRSiliconeThermoplastic elatomers VamacViton
PUSBRVMQTPEAEMFKM
Operating Temperature-50 to 90ºC-40 to 95ºC-60 to 300ºC-40 to 80ºC-30 to 175ºC-20 to 250ºC
Mechanical
Strength
ExcellentGoodPoorGoodFair / GoodGood
Abrasion ResistanceExcellentExcellentFairGood / ExcellentGoodGood
Flex
Resistance
ExcellentGoodPoor / FairGood / ExcellentFair / GoodPoor / Fair
Low. Temp FlexibilityGoodGoodExcellentGoodFairPoor / Fair
Ozone/Weather ResistanceExcellentPoor / FairExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellent
Water
Resistance
FairGoodExcellentGoodExcellentExcellent
Impermeability to GasesGoodFairPoorGoodGood / ExcellentGood / Excellent
Oil
Resistance
Good / ExcellentPoorPoor / FairPoor / FairGoodExcellent
Fuel
Resistance
GoodPoorPoorPoorPoor / FairExcellent
Resistance to Dil. AcidFairFairFairFairFairGood
Resistance to Dil. AlkaliGoodFairFairFairPoorFair
Special PropertiesAbrasion resistanceHeat resistanceNon halogen / low smoke emissionHeat and chemical resistance