Fluorosilicone Manufacturing

Fluorosilicone features the wide temperature stability of silicone combined with the resistance to fuel, oil and solvents that fluorocarbon exhibits.

FVMQ compounds work well in applications exposed to ozone, sunlight, air, petroleum products, and is commonly used in the aerospace industry. It is also used extensively in auto fuel emission systems and for static sealing applications.

Characteristics of Fluorosilicone

Tensile Strength: 200-1500 P.S.I.

Elongation – 480% Maximum

Heat Aging Resistance – Excellent

Abrasion Resistance – Poor

Compression Set – Fair

Tear Resistance – Poor

Flame Resistance – Excellent

Weather Resistance – Excellent

Ozone Resistance – Excellent

Gas Permeability Resistance – Excellent

Oil Resistance – Excellent

Standard Temperature Range: -85° to +450°F

Hardness (Shore A): 35 to 80

Common Uses for Fluorosilicone

Because of its excellent resistance to oils, Fluorosilicone can be used in many applications requiring contact with oils or fuels. These applications include:

Molded Parts

Automotive O-Rings

Rubber Sheet

Heat Seals

Tubing

Aerospace Fuel Systems

Automotive Fuel Systems

Industries Using Flurosilicone

While Fluorosilicone is used in a variety of industries it is used extensively in aerospace and automotive. The high resistance to fuels and oils make it an excellent choice for those industries. It is also used in other industries such as oil and gas and in any industry that requires static sealing.