Chemical Resistance of Rubbers and Elastomers

Rsistance to chemicals - solvents and softeners - swelling properties

Rubbers and elastomers resistance to chemicals, weathering, ultraviolet light and heat and temperature are indicated below. Solvents or softeneres and swelling properties are indicated too.

Rubber or ElastomerChemical Resistant toSolvent or SoftenerSwelled by
Chemical NameCommercial Names
Polyisoprene Natural or Syntetic Rubber
NR, IR
Acetone
Acids
Alkalies
Alcohols
Carbon disulfide
Ketones
Petroleum products
Vegetable oils
Carbon disulfide
Petroleum products
Vegetable oils
Butadiene BR
Cis4
Glycerol
Glycol
Acids
Alkalies
Weathering
Aging
Carbon disulfide
Hexane
Turpentine
Petroleum products
Acetone
Petroleum products
Vegetable oils
Styrene-butadiene Buna S
Styrene
SBR
GR-S
Glycerol
Glycol
Acids
Alcohols
Salts
Oxidation
Ketones
Petroleum products
Aromatics
Vegetable oils
Petroleum products
Vegetable oils
Acrylonitrile butadiene Nitrile
Buna N
Hycar
NBR
GR-A
Glycerol
Glycol
Acids
Ketones
Alcohols
Petroleum products
Salts
Heat or high temperature
Vegetable oils
Weathering
Carbon tetrachloride
Ketones
Bitumen - coal derivates
Aromatics
Acetone
Phenol
Turpentine
Polychloroprene Neoprene
CR
GR-M
Glycerol
Glycol
Alcohols
Petroleum products
Salts
Heat or high temperature
Ultraviolet light
Vegetable oils
Weathering
Aging
Ozone
Acetone
Benzene
Carbon tetrachloride
Carbon disulfide
Acids
Turpentine
Aromatics
Carbon tetrachloride
Carbon disulfide
Turpentine
Aromatics
Isobutylene-isoprene Butyl
IIR
GR-I
Phenol
Glycerol
Glycol
Alkalies
Salts
Ultraviolet
Vegetable oils
Weathering
Oxidation
Aging
Ozone
Carbon disulfide
Petroleum products
Carbon disulfide
Hexane
Petroleum products
Polysulfide Thikol
PS
GR-P
Alcohols
Petroleum products
Ultraviolet light
Ozone
Carbon tetrachloride Carbon tetrachloride
Aromatics
Polymethane Adiprene
PU
Petroleum products
Vegetable oils
Oxidation
Ozone
  Benzene
Carbon tetrachloride
Ketones
Aromatics

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