Fluorocarbon (FKM) has excellent resistance to high temperatures,
ozone, oxygen, mineral oil, synthetic hydraulic
fluids, fuels, aromatics and many organic solvents and
chemicals. Low temperature resistance is normally not
favorable and for static applications is limited to approximately
-26°C (-15°F) although in certain situations it is
suitable down to -40°C (-40°F). Under dynamic conditions,
the lowest service temperature is between -15°C and -18°C
(5°F and 0°F).
• Gas permeability is very low and similar to that of butyl
rubber. Special FKM compounds exhibit an improved
resistance to acids, fuels, water and steam.
• Up to 204°C (400°F) and higher temperatures with
shorter life expectancy.
• Down to -26°C (-15°F) (some to -40°C) (-40°F).
• Mineral oil and grease, low swelling in ASTM oil No.
1, and IRM 902 and IRM 903 oils.
• Non-flammable hydraulic fuels in the group HFD.
• Silicone oil and grease.
• Mineral and vegetable oil and grease.
• Aliphatic hydrocarbons (fuel, butane, propane, natural
• Aromatic hydrocarbons (benzene, toluene).
• Chlorinated hydrocarbons (trichlorethylene and carbon
• Fuels, also fuels with methanol content.
• High vacuum.
• Very good ozone, weather and aging resistance.
Not compatible with:
• Glycol based brake fluids.
• Ammonia gas, amines, alkalis.
• Superheated steam.
• Low molecular organic acids (formic and acetic acids).