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Chemical Compatibility Chart

  Materials
  Nitrile EPDM Neoprene Urethane Silicone FKM
Chemical Tests
Density(gm/cm3) 0.98 0.86 1.24 1.20 1.65 1.67

Flame Resistance
Melts at 850°F
POOR

Burns

POOR

Burns

GOOD

Sparks

GOOD GOOD FAIR  

Acetone D

125% / 3 days*

[ A ] D

31% / 3 days*

D

87% / 3 days*

B

18% / 7 days*

D

20% / 7 days*


Brake Fluid C [ A ] B D A D

Dissolves


Gasoline [ A ]

9% / 7 days*

D D

55% / 7 days*

B D

260% / 7 days*

[ A ]

3% / 7 days*


MEK D [ A ] D D D D

240% / 7 days*


Mineral Spirits [ A ] D C

Not recommended

B D

110% / 7 days*

A

Oil-SAE A D B / C A B A

Perchloroethylene B

Not recommended

D D D

60% / 7 days*

B

Not recommended

[ A ]

Turpentine [ A ]

9% / 3 days*

D

163% / 3 days*

D

60% / 3 days*

D

21% / 3 days*

D

98% / 3 days*

[ A ]

0% / 3 days*

 


"Burns" means that the material will continue to burn even after the flame source is removed
*Percent volumetric swelling / number of days (actual results); Volumetric swelling in 30 days: A <15%, B < 30%, C < 50%
[ A ] - Recommended; D - Not Recommended