Material Selection Guide

Rubber Compound Types and References

General Description Abbreviation
(ASTM 1418)
ISO/DIN
1629
ASTM D2000
Designation
Natural Rubber NR NR AA
Styrene-butadiene Rubber SBR SBR AA, BA
Nitrile NBR NBR BF, BG, BK, CH
Hydrogenated Nitrile HNBR (HNBR) DH
Ethylene-Propylene Diene EPDM EPDM BA, CA, DA
Butyl rubber IIR IIR AA, BA
Chloroprene Rubber CR CR BC, BEH
Polyacrylate Rubber ACM ACM EH
Ethylene Acrylic Rubber AEM AEM EE, EF, EG, EA
Fluorocarbon Rubber FKM FPM HK
Silicone Rubber VMQ VMQ FC, FE, GE
Fluorosilicone Rubber FVMQ FVMQ FK
Polyurethane (Polyester/Polyether) AU/EU AU/EU BG

 

Basic Property of Material

Basic Property NR SBR NBR HNBR EPDM IIR CR ACM AEM FKM VMQ FVMQ AU/EU
Heat Aging Resistance A A A G G G A E E E E E E
Ozone Resistance P A P G G G G G E E E E E
Oil & Grease Resistance P P G G P P G E A E A E G
Water Swell Resistance E E G G E G A P G G E E P
Fuel Resistance P P P A P P P E P G A G A
Gas Impermeability A A G G A E G A G G P P G
Compression Set Resistance E G E E E G G P G E G G A
Resilience (Rebound) E G G G G E G A G G G G G
Tear Strength E A G E G G G A G G P A G
Abrasion Resistance E E G G G E G G G A P P E
High Temperature (℉) 220 212 212 300 300 250 250 300 300 390 450 400 175
Low Temperature (℉) -60 -50 -22 -22 -60 -50 -40 -60 -40 5 -75 -75 -60