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Chemical Resistance Guide

Use the chemical resistance guide below to help you determine which rubber is recommended to use based on your chemical application.

How to use this tool:

To use the tool, simply type in the chemical, hit search, and the associated resistance ratings will automatically populate. Not sure which rubber is best for the chemical you are working with? Leave the rubber field blank and the guide will show you the recommended rubber to use.

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Chemical Resistance Ratings for Chlorine (Wet)

Recommended Minor to Moderate Effect Moderate to Severe Effect Not Recommended Insufficient Data
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EPDM, EPM

Below are rubbers that are equally resistant or more resistant than EPDM, EPM

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Viton B Fluoroelastomer (FKM)

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Viton, Fluoroelastomer (FKM)

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Neoprene (CR)

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Hypalon (CSM)

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Butyl (IIR)

To see a full table of resistance ratings for different chemicals, view our Printable Chemical Resistance Chart.

Rubber Chemical Resistance

This tool can be used to view the resistance of thousands of chemicals with different rubbers such as Viton and Nitrile. EPDM is extremely resistant to many chemicals such as Acetaldehyde, Acetamide, and Ammonia. Viton is resistant to many hydrocarbons and is best to use with chemicals in the petroleum industry. If you are looking for an oil resistant rubber, neoprene is a good choice and it also has a temperature resistance of up to 200 degrees Fahrenheit (F). Neoprene also has a low oxidation rate so it is suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications. If you are looking for food safe rubbers, neoprene, nitrile, and silicone are all recommended for food applications.

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