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Comparative Properties of Rubber Insulating and Jacketing Compounds

Properties

Rubber

Neoprene

Hypalon

(Chlorosulfonated Polyethylene)

EPDM

(Ethylene-Propylene

-Diene Elastomer)

Silicone

Oxidation Resistance

F G E E E
Heat Resistance F G E E O
Oil Resistance P G G P F-G
Low-Temp Flexibility G F-G F G-E O
Weather, Sun Resistance F G E E O
Ozone Resistance P G E E O
Abrasion Resistance E G-E G G P
Electrical Properties G P G E G
Flame Resistance P G G P F-G
Nuclear Radiation Resistance F F-G E G E
Water Resistance G E E G-E G-E
Acid Resistance F-G G E G-E F-G
Alkali Resistance F-G G E G-E F-G

Aliphatic Hydrocarbons Resistance

(Gasoline, Kerosene, etc.)

P G F P P-F

Aromatic Hydrocarbons Resistance

(Benzol, Toluol, etc.)

P P-F F F P

Halogenated Hydrocarbons Resistance

(Degreaser Solvents)

P P P-F P P-G
Alcohol Resistance G F G P G

 

These ratings are based on average performance of general purpose compounds. Any given property can usually be improved by the use of selective compounding.

 

Legend
P Poor
F Fair
G Good
E Excellent
O Outstanding

 

Hypalon is a Dupont Trademark

 

Disclaimer: Great effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information presented, but errors or omissions may occur. 

This listing of information is presented as a courtesy and does not ensure that a product with these specifications is available. 

Specification and availability should be confirmed with a call to your local ECS sales office.