Temperature Range Durometer Charts

The temperature range for any compound is determined by the base elastomer used. This chart depicts the maximum temperature range for each elastomer. The temperature range for a specific compound may not reach these maximum limits. Higher temperatures may be considered if exposure is short term or intermittent.

The hardness of rubber compounds is measured by Shore A durometer; the higher the durometer number, the harder the compound. Wherever possible 70 durometer hardness should be used as it offers the best combination of properties for most O-ring applications. Softer compounds stretch easier and seal better on rough surfaces. Harder compounds offer greater abrasion resistance and resistance to extrusion. Extrusion must always be considered when high pressures are used. The proper hardness may be selected from this chart by matching the fluid pressure with the maximum extrusion gap.

Temperature Range Chart

 

 

The temperature range for any compound is determined by the base elastomer used. This chart depicts the maximum temperature range for each elastomer. The temperature range for a specific compound may not reach these maximum limits. Higher temperatures may be considered if exposure is short term or intermittent.

 

 

Durometer Chart

 

 

The hardness of rubber compounds is measured by Shore A durometer; the higher the durometer number, the harder the compound. Wherever possible 70 durometer hardness should be used as it offers the best combination of properties for most O-ring applications. Softer compounds stretch easier and seal better on rough surfaces. Harder compounds offer greater abrasion resistance and resistance to extrusion. Extrusion must always be considered when high pressures are used. The proper hardness may be selected from this chart by matching the fluid pressure with the maximum extrusion gap.

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