Performance of Viton™ fluoroelastomer
Viton™ consists of several standard and specialty types of polymers based on their composition and fluorine content.
The types differ primarily in the end-use performance of parts made from Viton™. Each differs in its ability to resist permeation and volume increase, and resist attack and property degradation caused by the chemicals and fluids.
The latest types of Viton™ made with Advanced Polymer Architecture (APA) are indicated by an "S."
The choice of the most appropriate Viton™ product to use for any given end-use application will be determined by the end-use service, and in particular, whether the finished part must provide:
The end-use performance capabilities of the various types of Viton™ differ primarily in terms of these three factors.