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Rubber Gaskets

Rubber is the most cost-effective material to use where temperatures and pressures are low and the chemical environment is mild. Different elastomers offer different mechanical and chemical properties. Cloth inserted materials are better able to handle movement and high compression loads.


Rubber/PVC Materials


Material Temp. (F) P Max (psi) Thick. (in.) Applications/Features
Butyl -40 to 225 150 1/16 to 1/4 Gases, inorganic acids & alkalis. Excellent weather/abrasion resistance.
EPDM -40 to 212 150 1/16 to 1/4 Water, steam, animal/vegetable oils, oxygenated solvents. Excellent weather resistance.
Natural (Pure Gum) -20 to 140 100 1/32 to 1 Acids, organic salts & alkalis. Non-toxic. Abrasion resistant. Soft.
Neoprene -20 to 170 150 1/32 to 2 Oil/gasoline. Excellent weather resistance.
Neoprene - Cloth Inserted -20 to 170 150 1/32 to 1/4 Oil/gasoline. Excellent weather resistance. Handles movement. High tensile strength.
Nitrile (NBR, Buna-N) -25 to 170 150 1/32 to 2 Oil/Aromatic fuels, mineral, animal and vegetable oils, solvents and hydraulic fluid. Available in commercial, premium and FDA grades.
SBR (Red Rubber) -20 to 170 150 1/32 to 1/4 Air, hot/cold water.
SBR - Cloth Inserted -20 to 170 150 1/16 to 1/4 Air, hot/cold water, saturated/low pressure steam. Excellent for high compression loads. Handles movement.
Silicone to 400 150 1/32 to 1/4 High temperature air or water (not oil or steam). Soft. Available in FDA grade.
Vinyl 20 to 160 150 1/16 to 1/4 Water, oxidizing agents. Excellent weather/abrasion resistance.
Viton® to 400 150 1/32 to 1/4 Oil/Aromatic fuels, mineral, animal and vegetable oils, solvents and hydraulic fluid.

Sponge: Neoprene, Nitrile, Silicone and Viton® are also available in sponge 
form. Closed cell sponge is available for applications requiring high compressibility.

Open cell is available for cushioning applications where 
sealing is not an issue. The basic physical and chemical properties are the
same as for the elastomers in the table above.

Mercer Gasket & Shim
Interstate Industrial Park & 110 Benigno Boulevard
Bellmawr, NJ 08031
ISO 9001:2008 certified

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