Known for its resistance to oils and chemicals, Viton, a high-performance synthetic rubber, retains its good mechanical and chemical resistance properties at high temperatures (400°F/204°C) better than any other known elastomer. Viton is also a standout material in its resistance to weather-related aging and ozone.
Viton was developed in the late 1950’s, and its initial application was in the aerospace industry. Viton’s oil resistance and performance at elevated temperatures made it a natural fit for aerospace fuel lines. That success quickly led to its use in the automotive field.
Viton’s fluid resistance far exceeds that of most other synthetic rubbers. It resists hydrocarbons such as benzene, toluene, carbon tetrachloride, and xylene fluids that normally act as solvents on rubber. Engineers looking for exceptional resistance to petroleum-based liquids and mineral acids at elevated temperatures often turn to Viton, as few other thermoplastics can meet the required resistance levels.
NewAge Industries offers Viton in the form of flexible tubing, although the material is also used for o-rings, seals, gaskets, and expansion joints. Applications include the fuel and oil lines in the aerospace and automotive industries, chemical processing, fluid transfer, solvent lines, air sampling equipment, peristaltic pumps, appliances, exhaust lines, and more.
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