Buna-N (NBR) vs Fluorosilicone for O-Rings and Seals

Buna-N (NBR, Nitrile, Buna)

Fluorosilicone (FVMQ, FSIL)

Description
Both materials are well suited for use in the -35 to 125°C range. Fluorosilicone has an advantage in lower temperatures and Fluorosilicone has an advantage in higher temperatures. Marco offers specific compound formulations extending these ranges even futher as can be seen in the following compound comparison chart. When comparing these materials with respect to electrical current resistance, Fluorosilicone has a significant advantage. The differences in compression set resistence show that Buna-N has a slight advantage. Additionally, Buna-N has a slight advantage when considering wear resistance. Also, Fluorosilicone has a slight advantage when comparing heat stability. Furthermore, Buna-N has a slight advantage when comparing short term resilience. Finally, Buna-N has a significant advantage when evaluating differences in permeation resilience. Both materials are resistant to common fuels, vegetable oils, diluted alkalies and silicone oils, with Buna-N having specific resistences to acids, solvents, mineral oils, greases, aliphatic hydrocarbons, hydraulic fluids, water, petroleum oils, ethylene glycol fluids, di-ester lubricants and alcohols. Fluorosilicone has specific resistence to ozone, compression set, aromatic hydrocarbons, chlorinated hydrocarbons, aging, weathering and sunlight, oxidizing chemicals, animal oils, chlorinated solvents, diester oils, aliphatic fluorocarbons, aromatic fluorocarbons, toluene, benzene, jet fuels, phosphate esters, dry heat, wide temperature range, ammonia, some acids and some petroleum oils.
Compounds
Marco
Compound
Number
DatasheetHardness
(Shore A)
ColorLow TempHigh TempFeatures
Compound: B1000Datasheet: View DatasheetHardness: 70Color: BlackLow Temp:
-30 °F
(-35 °C)
High Temp:
250 °F
(125 °C)
Description: Lowest cost highest inventory general purpose commodity NBR compound. Compare to Parker N1470-70 and N0674-70 and Parco 4200-70 and 4900-70. Available in nearly any color and hardness.Get QuoteBuy Online
Compound: B1001Datasheet: View DatasheetHardness: 90Color: BlackLow Temp:
-30 °F
(-35 °C)
High Temp:
250 °F
(125 °C)
Description: General purpose, higher pressure applications. Compare to Parker N0552-90 and N1490-90 and Parco 4200-90 and 4900-90.Get QuoteBuy Online
Compound: B1002Datasheet: View DatasheetHardness: 70Color: BlackLow Temp:
-30 °F
(-35 °C)
High Temp:
250 °F
(125 °C)
Description: FDA compliant per 21 CFR 177.2600. Compare to Parker N0508-75 and N1069-70.Get QuoteBuy Online
Compound: B1005Datasheet: View DatasheetHardness: 90Color: BlackLow Temp:
-30 °F
(-35 °C)
High Temp:
250 °F
(125 °C)
Description: FDA compliant, higher hardness.Get QuoteBuy Online
Compound: B1006Datasheet: View DatasheetHardness: 50Color: BlackLow Temp:
-30 °F
(-35 °C)
High Temp:
250 °F
(125 °C)
Description: General purpose, lower hardness for lower closure force applications. FDA compliant and alternative colors available. Compare to Parker N0299-50.Get QuoteBuy Online
Compound: B1010Datasheet: View DatasheetHardness: 80Color: BlackLow Temp:
-30 °F
(-35 °C)
High Temp:
225 °F
(110 °C)
Description: General purpose, higher hardness. Compare to Parker N0368-80.Get QuoteBuy Online
Compound: B1011Datasheet: View DatasheetHardness: 70Color: BlackLow Temp:
-30 °F
(-35 °C)
High Temp:
250 °F
(125 °C)
Description: Internally lubricated with PTFE to reduce friction. Silicone oil and Moly (MOS2) internal lubricants available. Alternative hardness and colors also available.Get QuoteBuy Online
Compound: B1017Datasheet: View DatasheetHardness: 70Color: BlackLow Temp:
-35 °F
(-40 °C)
High Temp:
250 °F
(125 °C)
Description: UL 157 listed for several approved uses.Get QuoteBuy Online
Compound: B1039Datasheet: View DatasheetHardness: 70Color: WhiteLow Temp:
-30 °F
(-35 °C)
High Temp:
250 °F
(125 °C)
Description: Get QuoteBuy Online
Compound: B1058Datasheet: View DatasheetHardness: 70Color: BlackLow Temp:
-30 °F
(-35 °C)
High Temp:
250 °F
(125 °C)
Description: NSF 61 certified for drinking water applications.Get QuoteBuy Online
Compound: B1063Datasheet: View DatasheetHardness: 95Color: BlackLow Temp:
-30 °F
(-35 °C)
High Temp:
250 °F
(125 °C)
Description: Very high hardness for extreme pressure applications.Get QuoteBuy Online
Compound: B1083Datasheet: View DatasheetHardness: 70Color: BlackLow Temp:
-65 °F
(-55 °C)
High Temp:
275 °F
(135 °C)
Description: Improved lower and higher temperature resistance and improved oil resistance at higher temperature. Compare to Parker N0794-75 and M83461 and Parco 4367-70.Get QuoteBuy Online
Compound: B1105Datasheet: View DatasheetHardness: 70Color: BlackLow Temp:
-30 °F
(-35 °C)
High Temp:
250 °F
(125 °C)
Description: Metal detectable for contamination detection sensors. FDA compliant per 21 CFR 177.2600. Formulated for food contact and life science applications. Additional colors available.Get QuoteBuy Online
Compound: B1115Datasheet: View DatasheetHardness: 70Color: BlueLow Temp:
-40 °F
(-40 °C)
High Temp:
250 °F
(125 °C)
Description: Get QuoteBuy Online
Compound: B1122Datasheet: View DatasheetHardness: 70Color: BlackLow Temp:
-30 °F
(-35 °C)
High Temp:
250 °F
(125 °C)
Description: NSF 51 certified for food contact.Get QuoteBuy Online
Compound: M1000Datasheet: View DatasheetHardness: 70Color: BlackLow Temp:
-65 °F
(-55 °C)
High Temp:
275 °F
(135 °C)
Description: Mil Spec (Military specification) AMS-P-25732, MS28775-### per MIL-P-25732C-(1).Get QuoteBuy Online
Compound: M1001Datasheet: View DatasheetHardness: 75Color: BlackLow Temp:
-65 °F
(-55 °C)
High Temp:
275 °F
(135 °C)
Description: Mil Spec (Military specification) AMS-P-83461, M83461/1-### per MIL-P-83461B#3. Improved low temperature resistance and hydraulic fluid resistance.Get QuoteBuy Online
Compound: M1002Datasheet: View DatasheetHardness: 65Color: BlackLow Temp:
-65 °F
(-55 °C)
High Temp:
250 °F
(125 °C)
Description: Mil Spec (Military specification) MS29513-###, MS29512-##, AMS-P-5315B.Get QuoteBuy Online
Compound: M1004Datasheet: View DatasheetHardness: 90Color: BlackLow Temp:
-65 °F
(-55 °C)
High Temp:
275 °F
(135 °C)
Description: Mil Spec (Military specification) MS28778, AMS-P-5510C.Get QuoteBuy Online
Compound: M1005Datasheet: View DatasheetHardness: 65Color: BlackLow Temp:
-70 °F
(-60 °C)
High Temp:
200 °F
(95 °C)
Description: Mil Spec (Military specification) AMS7271, AS3578.Get QuoteBuy Online
Compound: F1001Datasheet: View DatasheetHardness: 70Color: BlueLow Temp:
-100 °F
(-75 °C)
High Temp:
350 °F
(180 °C)
Description: Aerospace Military Specification Mil-Spec AMS-R-25988 M25988/1-### per Mil-R-25988 CL-1 GR-70, jet fuel resistanceGet QuoteBuy Online
Compound: F1002Datasheet: View DatasheetHardness: 75Color: BlueLow Temp:
-80 °F
(-65 °C)
High Temp:
350 °F
(180 °C)
Description: Aerospace Military Specification Mil-Spec AMS-R-25988 M25988/2, jet fuel resistanceGet QuoteBuy Online
Compound: F1003Datasheet: View DatasheetHardness: 60Color: BlueLow Temp:
-100 °F
(-75 °C)
High Temp:
350 °F
(180 °C)
Description: Aerospace Military Specification Mil-Spec AMS-R-25988 M25988/3, jet fuel resistanceGet QuoteBuy Online
Compound: F1006Datasheet: View DatasheetHardness: 40Color: BlueLow Temp:
-100 °F
(-75 °C)
High Temp:
350 °F
(180 °C)
Description: Jet fuel resistanceGet QuoteBuy Online
Temperature Range Comparison
Box: Base Material Family Range
Whiskers: Specialty Compounds
General Information
Full Name
Buna-N:
Buna-N (NBR, Nitrile, Buna)
Fluorosilicone:
Fluorosilicone (FVMQ, FSIL)
Short Name
Buna-N:
Buna-N
Fluorosilicone:
Fluorosilicone
Common Names
Buna-N:
Buna-N, Nitrile, NBR, Acrylonitrile Butadiene Rubber
Fluorosilicone:
Fluorosilicone, FVMQ
Mechanical Properties
Specialty Resistances
Common Fuels
Common Fuels
Diluted Alkalies
Diluted Alkalies
Silicone Oils
Silicone Oils
Vegetable Oils
Vegetable Oils
Alcohols
Some Petroleum Oils
Di-ester Lubricants
Some Acids
Ethylene Glycol Fluids
Ammonia
Petroleum Oils
Wide Temperature Range
Water
Dry Heat
Hydraulic Fluids
Phosphate Esters
Aliphatic Hydrocarbons
Jet Fuels
Greases
Benzene
Mineral Oils
Toluene
Solvents
Aromatic Fluorocarbons
Acids
Aliphatic Fluorocarbons
Diester Oils
Chlorinated Solvents
Animal Oils
Oxidizing Chemicals
Weathering And Sunlight
Aging
Chlorinated Hydrocarbons
Aromatic Hydrocarbons
Compression Set
Ozone
Specialty Resistances
Buna-N
Alcohols
Di-ester Lubricants
Ethylene Glycol Fluids
Petroleum Oils
Water
Hydraulic Fluids
Aliphatic Hydrocarbons
Greases
Mineral Oils
Solvents
Acids
Fluorosilicone
Some Petroleum Oils
Some Acids
Ammonia
Wide Temperature Range
Dry Heat
Phosphate Esters
Jet Fuels
Benzene
Toluene
Aromatic Fluorocarbons
Aliphatic Fluorocarbons
Diester Oils
Chlorinated Solvents
Animal Oils
Oxidizing Chemicals
Weathering And Sunlight
Aging
Chlorinated Hydrocarbons
Aromatic Hydrocarbons
Compression Set
Ozone
Brands
Nipol®
Silastic®
Brands
Buna-N
Nipol®
Fluorosilicone
Silastic®
Limitations
Ketones
Ketones
UV Light
Phosphate-ester Bases
Aldehydes
Adelhydes
Aromatic Fuels
Hydrazine
Esters
Dynamic Applications
Polar Solvents
Amines
Glycol Brake Fluids (DOT 3, 4, 5.1)
Brake Fluids
Weathering And Sunlight
Non-flammable Hydraulic Fluids
Chlorinated Hydrocarbons
Aromatic Hydrocarbons
Limitations
Buna-N
UV Light
Aldehydes
Aromatic Fuels
Esters
Polar Solvents
Glycol Brake Fluids (DOT 3, 4, 5.1)
Weathering And Sunlight
Non-flammable Hydraulic Fluids
Chlorinated Hydrocarbons
Aromatic Hydrocarbons
Fluorosilicone
Phosphate-ester Bases
Adelhydes
Hydrazine
Dynamic Applications
Amines
Brake Fluids