Viton® (Fluoroelastomer / Fluorocarbon)


Die-Cut Products stocks a broad spectrum of sponges & rubbers for your custom fabrication needs.  This includes both solid rubbers as well as open-cell and closed-cell sponge rubbers.  All materials are available with full cure date, shelf life, and supplier test reports right from the mill.   Need RoHS-compliant material?  We offer that too!

Benefits of Viton Rubber & Sponge

Fluorocarbons are highly resistant to swelling when exposed to gasoline, as well as resistant to degradation due to exposure to UV light and ozone.  When exposed to low temperatures, fluorocarbon elastomers can become quite hard (-4 °F) but can be serviceable at low temperatures, although FKM compounds are not recommended for applications requiring good low-temperature flexibility.

Fluorocarbons exhibit low gas permeability, making them well-suited for hard vacuum service, and many formulations are self-extinguishing. FKM materials are not generally recommended for exposure to hot water, steam, polar solvents, low molecular weight esters and ethers, glycol-based brake fluids, or hot hydrofluoric or chlorosulfonic acids.  Viton has good compression set resistance.

Typical temperature range for Viton is +5°F to +390 °F

If you have a need for a specialty grade version not listed here please let us know, and we’ll be happy to assist you.

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Applications & Industries

Examples of applications where Viton rubber & sponge products are often used:

  • Accumulator bladders
  • Diaphragms
  • General industrial seals and gaskets
  • All seals operating in especially harsh environments
  • Automotive fuel handling 
  • Aircraft engine seals
  • High temperature applications requiring good compression set 

Viton Rubber & Sponge products are regularly utilized in the following industries:

  • Medical & Healthcare
  • Aerospace & Marine
  • Military and Defense Equipment
  • Fluid Processing Equipment
  • Construction Equipment
  • Mining Equipment
  • Architectural
  • Material Handling
  • Packaging
  • Compressors
  • Petrochemical
  • HVAC

Please contact us today!