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Viton® Sheet Gasket Material

Viton® - The gaskets are made using fluoroelastomer materials and actually refer to the same products sold by DuPont Company. It is a commonly used name which refers to the product FKM and is used for gas related tranfers.

Gasketing perfect for gasket cutting, flat seals, door seals, Industrial applications. Standards are in stock or custom manufactured to your specifications. Viton® is a high tech. elastomer designed for extreme heat, oil and chemical resistance. Viton® resists aliphalactic aromatic and halogenated hydrocarbons, concentrated acids, alkalis, animal and vegetable oils. Restrictions:

Restrictions : Viton® is not generally resistant to ketones, low molecular weight esters (such as ethyl acetate), or nitro containing compounds. products are not usually serviceable below - 15 degrees F. Specifications: Temperature Limit: 350 F (constant) 400 F (intermittent) Pressure Limit: 800 lbs. @ 400 F Durometer Hardness: 72 Shore A, Tensile Strength: 1285 psi, Elongation: 286% Specific Gravity: 1.88

What is FKM?

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FKM is the ASTM designation for the fluoroelastomer category. It is not a mark of quality. Not all FKMs are equivalent, and some may fall short on desired performance.

Viton FKM Sheet Gasket

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It means the part has been manufactured and distributed in accordance with DuPont Performance Elastomers' guidelines. Only parts made with 100% virgin Viton® as the sole elastomeric component are labeled with this seal.

To ensure that you always receive the highest quality FKM products available, insist on 100% virgin DuPont Performance Elastomers Viton® and look for the "Made With Genuine Viton® seal

There are different types of Viton. A good example of the differences can be viewed by examining the following chart

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