FFKM Markez® Kalrez® O-Ring Comparison

The Marco Markez® FFKM product line manager has over 20 years of experience including production and application engineering supporting worldwide brands to determine the best value product to perform in demanding applications.  Markez® compounds have been developed to deliver targeted performance and value for many specific applications.  Please contact us to assist in selecting the best material for the job.

Markez® high performance perfluoroelastomers (FFKM) offer unmatched value for demanding sealing applications.  Produced from nearly identical ingredients as higher priced brands, Markez® compounds provide similar broad chemical and temperature resistance up to 625° F for significantly lower cost than alternative FFKM brands.  Our proprietary processing techniques allow us to produce seals under an inch in size more efficiently.   Introduced exclusively to the existing customers over 5 years ago we now have the experience and capacity to offer Markez® to the world. 

Markez® compound number Z1028 is our most popular general purpose FFKM compound due to its relative low cost and broad range of chemical and temperature resistance.  Used as a cost effective alternative to Kalrez® 6375, 4079 and 7075 in countless applications across various industries like Petro-Chem, Paint and Ink applications where resistance to harsh solvents is required.  We welcome the opportunity to assist you in selecting the compound that provides the best value for your application.  Our engineers look forward to presenting the test data examples of why so many people are choosing Markez®.

 

                           

Markez® Popular Compound Comparison Table

Don't see what you need?  Please contact an FFKM application engineer for assistance in selecting the compound that provides the best combination of performance and price for your specific application.    

Compound NumberDescending BrandDescending ColorDescending Durometer (Shore A)Descending Relative Price(Bar Curve)Descending Typical Inventory Level (Bar Curve)Descending Typical MFG TimeDescending Custom Size O-Ring ToolsDescending High Temp (° F)Descending Low Temp (° F)Descending Strong AcidsDescending Hot AminesDescending Steam < 200 °CDescending Steam = 201 to 250 °CDescending Exsplosive DecompressionDescending USP Class VI Medical GradeDescending FDA CompliantDescending Semicon High PurityDescending Plasma ResistanceDescending SemiconDescending Oil and GasDescending Chemical ProcessingDescending Life SciencesDescending Paint Spray SolventsDescending AerospaceDescending Alternative FuelsDescending
Z1028 Markez® Black 75 2-4 Weeks Free 608 (320ºC) 5 (-15ºC)                  
View Datasheet Best value general purpose performance, higher temperature resistance, wide chemical compatibility, compare to Kalrez® 6375 and Kalrez® 4079
Z1205 Markez® Black 75 6-8 Weeks 450 (230ºC) 20 (-5ºC)                            
View Datasheet General purpose, good resistance to most paint solvents use in spraying applications, compare to Kalrez® 6375
Z1404 Markez® Black 75 2-4 Weeks 500 (260ºC) -5 (-20ºC)                      
View Datasheet General purpose, good in most acids, solvents and a wide range of chemicals, steam resistance, compare to Kalrez® 6375
Z1210 Markez® Black 80 6-8 Weeks 525 (275ºC) 20 (-5ºC)                  
View Datasheet General purpose, improved acid resistance, solvents and a wide range of chemicals, steam resistance, compare to Kalrez® 6375
SZ485 Simriz® Black 75 6-8 Weeks 450 (230ºC) 20 (-5ºC)                              
View Datasheet General purpose, not for use with steam or strong acids, compare to Markez® Z1028, Z1205 and Z1026
Z1352 Markez® Black 75 3-4 Weeks Free 500 (260ºC) 5 (-15ºC)                      
View Datasheet Improved hot amine resistance, compare to Kalrez® 6380 and Kalrez® 1050LF
Z1401 Markez® Black 80 4-5 Weeks Free 617 (325ºC) -22 (-30ºC)                            
View Datasheet Wider temperature resistance range, general purpose high temp material, compare to Chemraz® 615 and Kalrez® 4079
Z1029 Markez® White 75 2-4 Weeks Free 575 (300ºC) 5 (-15ºC)                          
View Datasheet General purpose white, good resistance to oxidation and high temperature exposure, compare to Kalrez® 8575 (300ºC), Chemraz® 513 and Kalrez® 2037
C505 Chemraz® Black 75 4-6 Weeks 450 (230ºC) -20 (-30ºC)                        
View Datasheet General purpose, not for use with steam or strong acids, compare to Markez® Z1028, Z1205 and Z1026
C605 Chemraz® Black 80 4-6 Weeks 500 (260ºC) -5 (-20ºC)                  
View Datasheet General purpose, compare to Markez® Z1028
Compound Number Brand Color Durometer (Shore A) Relative Price(Bar Curve) Typical Inventory Level (Bar Curve) MFG Time Custom Tools High Temp (° F) Low Temp (° F) Strong Acids Hot Amines STEAM <300°F Steam <550°F Explosive Decompression Medical Grade FDA Compliant Semicon Wet Plasma Resistance Semicon Oil and Gas Chemical Processing Life Sciences Solvents Aerospace Alternative Fuels
Z1319 Markez® Black 75 3-4 Weeks Free 620 (325ºC) 5 (-15ºC)                
View Datasheet Higher temperature resistance, excellent steam resistance, low compression set, low permeability and very low outgassing. Compare to Kalrez® 4079 and 7075
Z1321 Markez® Black 75 3-4 Weeks Free 480 (250ºC) -50(-45ºC)                  
View Datasheet Improved low temperature resistance for use in oilfield and gas exploration, wide chemical resistance compare to Kalrez® 0040
K6375 Kalrez® Black 75 6-8 Weeks 525 (275ºC) -5 (-20ºC)                        
View Datasheet General purpose, compare to Markez® Z1028
C615 Chemraz® Black 80 4-6 Weeks 615 (325ºC) 0 (-18ºC)                        
View Datasheet Higher temperature resistance general purpose,not for use with steam, compare to Markez® Z1028, Z1401, Z1319 and Z1213
K7075 Kalrez® Black 75 6-8 Weeks 620 (325ºC) 20 (-5ºC)                    
View Datasheet Higher temperature resistance general purpose, compare to Markez® Z1028, Z1401, Z1319 and Z1214
K4079 Kalrez® Black 75 6-8 Weeks 600 (315ºC) 20 (-5ºC)                        
View Datasheet Higher temperature resistance, not for use with steam, compare to Markez® Z1028, Z1401, Z1319 and Z1213
Z1409 Markez® Black 75 4-5 Weeks Free 450 (230ºC) 5 (-15ºC)                          
View Datasheet FDA compliant for food and life science application, good in steam, acids and wide chemical compatibility. compare to Kalrez® 6230
Z1204 Markez® Black 75 6-8 Weeks 450 (230ºC) 20 (-5ºC)                        
View Datasheet USP Class IV approved and FDA compliant black, good for general purpose food and Medical applications. compare to Kalrez® 6230
Z1305 Markez® White 80 3-4 Weeks Free 590 (310ºC) 5 (-15ºC)                          
View Datasheet USP Class VI, FDA & 3-A compliant, high temperature white material providing the best all around compatibility, compare to Kalrez® 6221 and Chemraz® 625
Compound Number Brand Color Durometer (Shore A) Relative Price(Bar Curve) Typical Inventory Level (Bar Curve) MFG Time Custom Tools High Temp (° F) Low Temp (° F) Strong Acids Hot Amines STEAM <300°F Steam <550°F Explosive Decompression Medical Grade FDA Compliant Semicon Wet Plasma Resistance Semicon Oil and Gas Chemical Processing Life Sciences Solvents Aerospace Alternative Fuels
Z1203 Markez® Black 90 6-8 Weeks 465 (240ºC) 20 (-5ºC)                        
View Datasheet Higher durometer general purpose, provides the lowest cost for larger size seals used in oilfield and gas exploration, compare to Kalrez® 3018 and Chemraz® 510
Z1317 Markez® Black 90 3-4 Weeks Free 500 (260ºC) 5 (-15ºC)                      
View Datasheet Higher performance AED explosive decompression resistance, tested to Norsok & Nace TM0297 standard, resistance to methanol, sour gas and steam, compare to Kalrez® 0090
Z1412 Markez® Black 90 3-4 Weeks Free 590 (310ºC) 5 (-15ºC)                    
View Datasheet Higher temperature resistance Norsok M710 AED explosive decompression resistance, excellent resistance to Sour gas and associated chemicals and steam, compare to Kalrez® 7090
Z1322 Markez® Black 90 3-4 Weeks Free 465 (240ºC) -50 (-45ºC)                    
View Datasheet Lower temperature resistance, AED explosive decompression resistance, providing the best overall temp range and Chemical resistance, compare to Kalrez® 0040
C526 Chemraz® Black 95 4-5 Weeks 480 (250ºC) -5 (-20ºC)                          
View Datasheet Explosive decompression, compare to Markez® Z1322
Compound Number Brand Color Durometer (Shore A) Relative Price(Bar Curve) Typical Inventory Level (Bar Curve) MFG Time Custom Tools High Temp (° F) Low Temp (° F) Strong Acids Hot Amines STEAM <300°F Steam <550°F Explosive Decompression Medical Grade FDA Compliant Semicon Wet Plasma Resistance Semicon Oil and Gas Chemical Processing Life Sciences Solvents Aerospace Alternative Fuels
Z1206 Markez® White 75 6-8 Weeks 450 (230ºC) 20 (-5ºC)                      
View Datasheet General purpose semiconductor manufacturing applications, provides better compliance, compare to Chemraz® 513 and Kalrez® 2037
Z1216 Markez® White 75 6-8 Weeks 617 (325ºC) 20 (-5ºC)                          
View Datasheet Improved plasma resistance higher purity higher temperature resistance, very low compression set over time. compare to Kalrez® 9100, 9500 and Chemraz® DXZ
Z1403 Markez® White 75 3-4 Weeks Free 600 (315ºC) -22 (-30ºC)                          
View Datasheet Improved plasma resistance, higher purity, wider temperature range, low extractables, compare to Kalrez® 8575
Z1307 Markez® Clear Amber 75 4-6 Weeks Free 525 (275ºC) 5 (-15ºC)                          
View Datasheet Higher purity amber tinted clear, semiconductor and laser grade material, excellent plasma resistance, compare to Kalrez® 9100
Z1411 Markez® Clear Amber 62 4-6 Weeks 535 (280ºC) 5 (-15ºC)                          
View Datasheet Higher purity amber tinted clear, same as Markez® Z1407 but lower durometer for lower compression force for delicate applications, compare to Kalrez® 8002
K8575 Kalrez® White 62 6-8 Weeks 575 (300ºC) 20 (-5ºC)                            
View Datasheet High temperature semiconductor processing, compare to Markez® Z1216, Z1403
K9100 Kalrez® White 74 6-8 Weeks 575 (300ºC) 20 (-5ºC)                          
View Datasheet Higher purity translucent white, compare to Markez® Z1216, Z1307                                    

The information above is to the best of our knowledge accurate and reliable. However, Marco Rubber makes no warranty, expressed or implied, that parts manufactured from this material will perform satisfactorily in the customer’s application. It’s the customer’s responsibility to evaluate parts prior to use.

Don't see what you need?  Please contact an FFKM application engineer for assistance in selecting the compound that provides the best combination of performance and price for your specific application.    

 

 

FFKM Dupont® Kalrez®, Markez®, Chemraz®, Perlast®, Isolast®, Parofluor®, Perfluorelastomer
Common Names:  Perfluoroelastomers, FFKM
Trade Names: Chemraz®, Kalrez®, Markez®, Isolast®, Parofluor® , Perlast®.

General Description:Perfluoroelastomer (FFKM) is a highly fluorinated elastomeric family of compounds that provide the most resistance to chemicals and high temperature than any other elastomer in the market.   FFKMs are considered the elastomeric equivalence to PTFE (Teflon) due to its excellent chemical and temperature resistance. Features:  Limitations: Temperature resistance:

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