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Operating Capability of Common Rubbers and Plastics

Material Selection: Primary Performance Criteria

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Material Resistance


Butyl Excellent Good Poor
EPDM Excellent Good Poor
Gum Rubber Limited Limited Poor
Hypalon Excellent Excellent Good
Natural Rubber Limited Limited Poor
Neoprene Good Limited Good
Nitrile Limited Good Excellent
Silicone Excellent Good Good
Viton Excellent Excellent Excellent
ABS Poor Excellent Poor
Acrylic Good Limited Poor
HDPE Poor Excellent Good
LDPE Poor Limited Excellent
Nylon Good Limited Excellent
Polycarbonate Good Limited Limited
Polypropylene Poor Excellent Excellent
PTFE Excellent Excellent Excellent
PVC Good Excellent Good