EPDM (EPR) vs FFKM for O-Rings and Seals

EPDM (EP, EPR, Ethylene-Propylene Rubber)

FFKM Perfluoroelastomer

Description
Both materials are well suited for use in the -15 to 150°C range. FFKM has an advantage in lower temperatures and FFKM 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, both materials are equally poor. The differences in compression set resistence show that both materials are equally Poor. Additionally, both materials are equally Poor when considering wear resistance. Also, FFKM has a slight advantage when comparing heat stability. Furthermore, FFKM has a slight advantage when comparing short term resilience. Finally, both materials are equally Poor when evaluating differences in permeation resilience. Both materials are resistant to steam, weathering and sunlight and ketones, with EPDM having specific resistences to acids, bases, greases, phosphate ester hydraulic fluids, silicone oils, glycol brake fluids (DOT 3, 4, 5.1), cleaning agents, brake fluids, some acids and steam <300ºF. FFKM has specific resistence to ozone, solvents, broad spectrum chemical resistance, aliphatic hydrocarbons, chlorinated hydrocarbons, aging, water, esters, ethers, almost universal chemical resistance, extreme high temperatures, inorganic acids and organic acids.
Compounds
Marco
Compound
Number
DatasheetHardness
(Shore A)
ColorLow TempHigh TempFeatures
Compound: Z1029Datasheet: View DatasheetHardness: 75Color: WhiteLow Temp:
5 °F
(-15 °C)
High Temp:
575 °F
(305 °C)
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Compound: Z1203Datasheet: View DatasheetHardness: 90Color: BlackLow Temp:
20 °F
(-10 °C)
High Temp:
465 °F
(245 °C)
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Compound: Z1204Datasheet: View DatasheetHardness: 75Color: BlackLow Temp:
20 °F
(-10 °C)
High Temp:
450 °F
(235 °C)
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Compound: Z1028Datasheet: View DatasheetHardness: 75Color: BlackLow Temp:
5 °F
(-15 °C)
High Temp:
610 °F
(320 °C)
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Compound: Z1026Datasheet: View DatasheetHardness: 75Color: BlackLow Temp:
5 °F
(-15 °C)
High Temp:
485 °F
(250 °C)
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Compound: C505Datasheet: View DatasheetHardness: 75Color: BlackLow Temp:
-20 °F
(-30 °C)
High Temp:
450 °F
(235 °C)
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Compound: C526Datasheet: View DatasheetHardness: 95Color: BlackLow Temp:
-5 °F
(-25 °C)
High Temp:
475 °F
(250 °C)
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Compound: C605Datasheet: View DatasheetHardness: 80Color: BlackLow Temp:
-5 °F
(-25 °C)
High Temp:
500 °F
(260 °C)
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Compound: C615Datasheet: View DatasheetHardness: 80Color: BlackLow Temp:
0 °F
(-20 °C)
High Temp:
620 °F
(330 °C)
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Compound: K4079Datasheet: View DatasheetHardness: 75Color: BlackLow Temp:
20 °F
(-10 °C)
High Temp:
600 °F
(320 °C)
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Compound: K6375Datasheet: View DatasheetHardness: 75Color: BlackLow Temp:
-5 °F
(-25 °C)
High Temp:
525 °F
(275 °C)
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Compound: K7075Datasheet: View DatasheetHardness: 75Color: BlackLow Temp:
20 °F
(-10 °C)
High Temp:
620 °F
(330 °C)
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Compound: K8575Datasheet: View DatasheetHardness: 60Color: WhiteLow Temp:
20 °F
(-10 °C)
High Temp:
575 °F
(305 °C)
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Compound: K9100Datasheet: View DatasheetHardness: 75Color: Amber translucentLow Temp:
20 °F
(-10 °C)
High Temp:
575 °F
(305 °C)
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Compound: Z1206Datasheet: View DatasheetHardness: 75Color: WhiteLow Temp:
20 °F
(-10 °C)
High Temp:
450 °F
(235 °C)
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Compound: Z1210Datasheet: View DatasheetHardness: 75Color: BlackLow Temp:
20 °F
(-10 °C)
High Temp:
525 °F
(275 °C)
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Compound: Z1216Datasheet: View DatasheetHardness: 75Color: WhiteLow Temp:
20 °F
(-10 °C)
High Temp:
620 °F
(330 °C)
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Compound: Z1305Datasheet: View DatasheetHardness: 80Color: WhiteLow Temp:
5 °F
(-15 °C)
High Temp:
590 °F
(310 °C)
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Compound: Z1307Datasheet: View DatasheetHardness: 75Color: Amber translucentLow Temp:
5 °F
(-15 °C)
High Temp:
525 °F
(275 °C)
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Compound: Z1317Datasheet: View DatasheetHardness: 90Color: BlackLow Temp:
5 °F
(-15 °C)
High Temp:
500 °F
(260 °C)
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Compound: Z1319Datasheet: View DatasheetHardness: 75Color: BlackLow Temp:
5 °F
(-15 °C)
High Temp:
620 °F
(330 °C)
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Compound: Z1321Datasheet: View DatasheetHardness: 75Color: BlackLow Temp:
-50 °F
(-50 °C)
High Temp:
480 °F
(250 °C)
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Compound: Z1322Datasheet: View DatasheetHardness: 90Color: BlackLow Temp:
-50 °F
(-50 °C)
High Temp:
460 °F
(240 °C)
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Compound: Z1352Datasheet: View DatasheetHardness: 80Color: BlackLow Temp:
5 °F
(-15 °C)
High Temp:
500 °F
(260 °C)
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Compound: Z1401Datasheet: View DatasheetHardness: 80Color: BlackLow Temp:
-20 °F
(-30 °C)
High Temp:
615 °F
(325 °C)
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Compound: Z1403Datasheet: View DatasheetHardness: 80Color: WhiteLow Temp:
-20 °F
(-30 °C)
High Temp:
600 °F
(315 °C)
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Compound: Z1404Datasheet: View DatasheetHardness: 80Color: BlackLow Temp:
-5 °F
(-25 °C)
High Temp:
500 °F
(260 °C)
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Compound: Z1409Datasheet: View DatasheetHardness: 75Color: BlackLow Temp:
5 °F
(-15 °C)
High Temp:
500 °F
(260 °C)
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Compound: Z1411Datasheet: View DatasheetHardness: 60Color: Clear-translucentLow Temp:
5 °F
(-15 °C)
High Temp:
535 °F
(280 °C)
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Compound: Z1412Datasheet: View DatasheetHardness: 90Color: BlackLow Temp:
5 °F
(-15 °C)
High Temp:
590 °F
(310 °C)
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Compound: E1000Datasheet: View DatasheetHardness: 70Color: BlackLow Temp:
-65 °F
(-55 °C)
High Temp:
300 °F
(150 °C)
Description: Peroxide cured for improved aging, thermal and chemical stability. NSF61 compliant for drinking water applications and FDA compliant per 21 CFR 177.2600. Compare to Parker E1549-70 and Parco 5323-70.Get QuoteBuy Online
Compound: E1001Datasheet: View DatasheetHardness: 80Color: BlackLow Temp:
-65 °F
(-55 °C)
High Temp:
300 °F
(150 °C)
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Compound: E1005Datasheet: View DatasheetHardness: 70Color: BlackLow Temp:
-65 °F
(-55 °C)
High Temp:
265 °F
(130 °C)
Description: General purpose sulfur cured EPDM. Low cost compound with large stocked inventory. Alternative hardness and color options available. Compare to Parker E0603-70.Get QuoteBuy Online
Compound: E1055Datasheet: View DatasheetHardness: 70Color: BlackLow Temp:
-65 °F
(-55 °C)
High Temp:
300 °F
(150 °C)
Description: Peroxide cured for improved aging, thermal, and chemical stability. Large stocked inventory. Alternative hardness and color options available.Get QuoteBuy Online
Compound: E1069Datasheet: View DatasheetHardness: 70Color: BlackLow Temp:
-65 °F
(-55 °C)
High Temp:
250 °F
(125 °C)
Description: NSF61 compliant for drinking water applications. Internally lubricated with Struktol.Get QuoteBuy Online
Compound: E1071Datasheet: View DatasheetHardness: 75Color: BlackLow Temp:
-50 °F
(-50 °C)
High Temp:
260 °F
(130 °C)
Description: Conductive silver plated nickel filler for EMI / RFI shielding applications. Compare to Parker Chomerics E6434.Get QuoteBuy Online
Compound: E1074Datasheet: View DatasheetHardness: 70Color: Off-whiteLow Temp:
-65 °F
(-55 °C)
High Temp:
300 °F
(150 °C)
Description: USP Class VI, 3A-Dairy, USDA, and FDA compliant.Get QuoteBuy Online
Compound: E1077Datasheet: View DatasheetHardness: 75Color: BlackLow Temp:
-25 °F
(-30 °C)
High Temp:
215 °F
(100 °C)
Description: Conductive nickel plated graphite filler for EMI / RFI shielding applications. Compare to Parker Chomerics E6306.Get QuoteBuy Online
Compound: E1087Datasheet: View DatasheetHardness: 80Color: BlackLow Temp:
-65 °F
(-55 °C)
High Temp:
300 °F
(150 °C)
Description: Compounded to have an extemely high tensile strength. Peroxide cured for improved aging, thermal, and chemical stability.Get QuoteBuy Online
Compound: E1097Datasheet: View DatasheetHardness: 70Color: BlackLow Temp:
-65 °F
(-55 °C)
High Temp:
300 °F
(150 °C)
Description: Peroxide cured, NSF61, 3A-Dairy, USDA, and FDA compliant. Improved chloramine resistance.Get QuoteBuy Online
Compound: E1100Datasheet: View DatasheetHardness: 70Color: TanLow Temp:
-50 °F
(-50 °C)
High Temp:
270 °F
(135 °C)
Description: Silver & Aluminum filled EPDM for conductivity, and EMI & RFI Shielding.Get QuoteBuy Online
Compound: E1118Datasheet: View DatasheetHardness: 75Color: BlackLow Temp:
-45 °F
(-45 °C)
High Temp:
300 °F
(150 °C)
Description: Nuclear safe, improved radiation resistance, low extractables. Compare to James Walker Shieldseal 663.Get QuoteBuy Online
Compound: E1121Datasheet: View DatasheetHardness: 90Color: BlackLow Temp:
-60 °F
(-50 °C)
High Temp:
550 °F
(290 °C)
Description: Y267 cured for greatly improved steam resistance. High hardness compound with excellent Explosive Decompression (ED) resistance. Compare to Parker e0962-90.Get QuoteBuy Online
Compound: E1130Datasheet: View DatasheetHardness: 70Color: BlackLow Temp:
-65 °F
(-55 °C)
High Temp:
300 °F
(150 °C)
Description: NSF51 compliant for food contact.Get QuoteBuy Online
Temperature Range Comparison
Box: Base Material Family Range
Whiskers: Specialty Compounds
General Information
Full Name
EPDM:
EPDM (EP, EPR, Ethylene-Propylene Rubber)
FFKM:
FFKM Perfluoroelastomer
Short Name
EPDM:
EPDM
FFKM:
FFKM
Common Names
EPDM:
EPDM, Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer Rubber
FFKM:
Perfluoroelastomers, FFKM, Markez
Mechanical Properties
Specialty Resistances
Ketones
Ketones
Steam
Steam
Weathering And Sunlight
Weathering And Sunlight
Steam <300ºF
Organic Acids
Some Acids
Inorganic Acids
Brake Fluids
Extreme High Temperatures
Cleaning Agents
Almost Universal Chemical Resistance
Glycol Brake Fluids (DOT 3, 4, 5.1)
Ethers
Silicone Oils
Esters
Phosphate Ester Hydraulic Fluids
Water
Greases
Aging
Bases
Chlorinated Hydrocarbons
Acids
Aliphatic Hydrocarbons
Broad Spectrum Chemical Resistance
Solvents
Ozone
Specialty Resistances
EPDM
Steam <300ºF
Some Acids
Brake Fluids
Cleaning Agents
Glycol Brake Fluids (DOT 3, 4, 5.1)
Silicone Oils
Phosphate Ester Hydraulic Fluids
Greases
Bases
Acids
FFKM
Organic Acids
Inorganic Acids
Extreme High Temperatures
Almost Universal Chemical Resistance
Ethers
Esters
Water
Aging
Chlorinated Hydrocarbons
Aliphatic Hydrocarbons
Broad Spectrum Chemical Resistance
Solvents
Ozone
Brands
Chemraz®
Perlast®
Markez®
Isolast®
Parofluor®
Kalrez®
Brands
EPDM
FFKM
Chemraz®
Perlast®
Markez®
Isolast®
Parofluor®
Kalrez®
Limitations
Kerosene
Fluorinated Fluids
Non-polar Solvents
Fluorinated Refrigerants
Halogenated Solvents
Perfluorinated Lubricants
Concentrated Acids
Extreme Low Temperatures
Petroleum Oils
Dynamic Applications
Aromatic Hydrocarbons
Molten Alkali Metals
Aliphatic Hydrocarbons
Hot Amines
Mineral Oils
Common Fuels
Alternative Fuels
Limitations
EPDM
Kerosene
Non-polar Solvents
Halogenated Solvents
Concentrated Acids
Petroleum Oils
Aromatic Hydrocarbons
Aliphatic Hydrocarbons
Mineral Oils
Common Fuels
Alternative Fuels
FFKM
Fluorinated Fluids
Fluorinated Refrigerants
Perfluorinated Lubricants
Extreme Low Temperatures
Dynamic Applications
Molten Alkali Metals
Hot Amines