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

FFKM Perfluoroelastomer

Buna-N (NBR, Nitrile, Buna)

Description
Both materials are well suited for use in the -15 to 125°C range. Buna-N 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, FFKM has a significant advantage. 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, both materials are equally Poor when comparing short term resilience. Finally, both materials are equally Poor when evaluating differences in permeation resilience. Both materials are resistant to solvents, aliphatic hydrocarbons and water, with FFKM having specific resistences to steam, ozone, broad spectrum chemical resistance, chlorinated hydrocarbons, aging, weathering and sunlight, ketones, esters, ethers, almost universal chemical resistance, extreme high temperatures, inorganic acids and organic acids. Buna-N has specific resistence to acids, common fuels, mineral oils, vegetable oils, greases, diluted alkalies, silicone oils, hydraulic fluids, petroleum oils, ethylene glycol fluids, di-ester lubricants and alcohols.
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: 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)
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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)
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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
Temperature Range Comparison
Box: Base Material Family Range
Whiskers: Specialty Compounds
General Information
Full Name
FFKM:
FFKM Perfluoroelastomer
Buna-N:
Buna-N (NBR, Nitrile, Buna)
Short Name
FFKM:
FFKM
Buna-N:
Buna-N
Common Names
FFKM:
Perfluoroelastomers, FFKM, Markez
Buna-N:
Buna-N, Nitrile, NBR, Acrylonitrile Butadiene Rubber
Mechanical Properties
Specialty Resistances
Aliphatic Hydrocarbons
Aliphatic Hydrocarbons
Solvents
Solvents
Water
Water
Organic Acids
Alcohols
Inorganic Acids
Di-ester Lubricants
Extreme High Temperatures
Ethylene Glycol Fluids
Almost Universal Chemical Resistance
Petroleum Oils
Ethers
Hydraulic Fluids
Esters
Silicone Oils
Ketones
Diluted Alkalies
Weathering And Sunlight
Greases
Aging
Vegetable Oils
Chlorinated Hydrocarbons
Mineral Oils
Broad Spectrum Chemical Resistance
Common Fuels
Ozone
Acids
Steam
Specialty Resistances
FFKM
Organic Acids
Inorganic Acids
Extreme High Temperatures
Almost Universal Chemical Resistance
Ethers
Esters
Ketones
Weathering And Sunlight
Aging
Chlorinated Hydrocarbons
Broad Spectrum Chemical Resistance
Ozone
Steam
Buna-N
Alcohols
Di-ester Lubricants
Ethylene Glycol Fluids
Petroleum Oils
Hydraulic Fluids
Silicone Oils
Diluted Alkalies
Greases
Vegetable Oils
Mineral Oils
Common Fuels
Acids
Brands
Chemraz®
Nipol®
Perlast®
Markez®
Isolast®
Parofluor®
Kalrez®
Brands
FFKM
Chemraz®
Perlast®
Markez®
Isolast®
Parofluor®
Kalrez®
Buna-N
Nipol®
Limitations
Fluorinated Fluids
UV Light
Fluorinated Refrigerants
Aldehydes
Perfluorinated Lubricants
Aromatic Fuels
Extreme Low Temperatures
Esters
Dynamic Applications
Polar Solvents
Molten Alkali Metals
Ketones
Hot Amines
Glycol Brake Fluids (DOT 3, 4, 5.1)
Weathering And Sunlight
Non-flammable Hydraulic Fluids
Chlorinated Hydrocarbons
Aromatic Hydrocarbons
Limitations
FFKM
Fluorinated Fluids
Fluorinated Refrigerants
Perfluorinated Lubricants
Extreme Low Temperatures
Dynamic Applications
Molten Alkali Metals
Hot Amines
Buna-N
UV Light
Aldehydes
Aromatic Fuels
Esters
Polar Solvents
Ketones
Glycol Brake Fluids (DOT 3, 4, 5.1)
Weathering And Sunlight
Non-flammable Hydraulic Fluids
Chlorinated Hydrocarbons
Aromatic Hydrocarbons