Definition - What does Viton Material mean?
Viton Material is a synthetic rubber and elastomer material that is commonly used in the manufacture of chemical resistant materials. These materials include o-rings, gloves, sealing materials, and other molded and extruded goods. It is also used in the manufacture of tubing and lined hoses used in the transportation sector. Viton is usually compatible with hydrocarbons but incompatible with organic acids and ketones. Viton is registered as a trademark of “The Chemours Company”.
Petropedia explains Viton Material
Viton material is different from other types of rubber because it is specially designed to manufacture sealing equipment made of synthetic rubber and fluoropolymer elastomer such as gaskets, hydraulic seals and o-rings.
Viton-made fluoroelastomers are categorized under international accepted standards such as ISO 1629 and ASTM D1418. Viton rubber is generally green or brown in color and has a density of 1800 kg per cubic meter which is much higher than other types of rubber which are 1000 – 1250 kg per cubic meter.
There are four varieties of Viton material:
- “A” type Viton Dipolymer polymer (VF2/HFP)
- “B” type Viton Terpolymers (VF2/HFP/TFE)
- “F” type Viton Terpolymers (VF2/HFP/TFE)
- Copolymers of TFE/propylene and ethylene/TFE/PMVE