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
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.