Rubber and Elastomer Designations , Trade Name and Industry Standards

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Rubber and Elastomer Designations, Trade Name and Industry Standard

Elastomer Equipment designers intend on thier end products to be leak free and to maintain long service life. Reliability is crucial to and effective and proper design. The following tables provide a summary of the various elastomer material groups.

Designation
Trade Name*
Abbreviation
ISO 1629
ASTM D 1418
TSS
Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Rubber (Nitrile Rubber)
Europrene ®
Krynac ®
Nipol N ®
Perbunan NT
Breon ®
NBR
NBR
N
Hydrogenated Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Rubber
Therban ®
Zetpol ®
HNBR
HNBR
H
Polyacrylate Rubber
Noxtite ®
Hytemp ®
Nipol AR ®
ACM
ACM
A
Chloroprene Rubber
Baypren ®
Neoprene ®
CR
CR
WC
Ethylene Propylene Diene Rubber
Dutral ®
Keltan ®
Vistalon ®
Buna EP ®
EPDM
EPDM
E
Silicone Rubber
Elastoseal ®
Rhodorsil ®
Silastic ®
Silopren ®
VMQ
VMQ
S
Fluorosilicone Rubber
Silastic ®
FVMQ
FVMQ
F
Tetrafluorethylene-Propylene Copolymer Elastomer
Aflas ®
FEPM
TFE/P**
WT
Butyl Rubber
Esso Butyl ®
IIR
IIR
WI
Styrene-Butadiene Rubber
Buna S ®
Europrene ®
Polysar S ®
SBR
SBR
WB
Natural Rubber
-
NR
WR
WR
Fluorocarbon Rubber
Dai-El ®
Fluorel ®
Tecnoflon ®
Viton ®
FKM
FKM
V
Perfluoro Rubber
Isolast ®
Kalrez ®
FFKM
FFKM
J
Polyester Urethane Polyether Urethane
Zurcon ®
Adiprene ®
Pellethan ®
Vulcollan ®
Desmopan ®
AU EU
AU EU
WU WU
Chlorosulphonated Polyethylene Rubber
Hypalon ®
CSM
CSM
WM
Polysulphide Elastomer
Thiokol ®
-
TWT
WY
Epichlorohydrin Elastomer
Hydrin ®
-
-
WO

* Selection of registered trade names ASTM = American Society for Testing and Materials
** Abbreviation not yet standardised ISO = International Organization for Standardization

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