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Choosing the ideal material for your application is a critical decision; important points you must consider are temperature, pressure, and chemical exposure of the gasket’s environment. Mercer Gasket understands the importance of this decision, which is why we offer a large selection of standard and specialized materials that can withstand the most extreme operating environments.

Our gasket materials have different mechanical and chemical properties, making them suitable for a wide range of industrial applications. To categorize the performance characteristics of our materials, we have created a Materials Selection Guide.

Available as a free download from our website, this in-depth guide provides information on the materials we offer—temperature ranges, chemical resistances, specific features and applications, and more. Our many material offerings include:


  • Butyl
  • EPDM
  • Natural (Pure Gum)
  • Neoprene, Cloth Inserted Neoprene
  • Nitrile (NBR, Buna-N)
  • Red Rubber and Cloth Inserted SBR
  • Silicone
  • Vinyl
  • Viton®

Non-Asbestos Material

  • EPDM
  • Hypalon
  • Neoprene
  • Nitrile, Metal Inserted Nitrile
  • SBR

Carbon and Graphite

  • Nitrile
  • SBR
  • Pure Flexible Graphite
  • Pure Flexible Graphite – Metal Inserted


  • Copper
  • Brass
  • GHL
  • Grafoil®
  • Titanium
  • Soft Iron, Low Carbon Steel
  • Stainless Steel (Types 304, 316, 321, 347, 410, 430)
  • Nickel
  • Monel®
  • Inconel®
  • Hastelloy®


  • Pure PTFE
  • Filled PTFE
  • Filled PTFE – Metal Inserted
  • Expanded PTFE

We also manufacture products of specialized materials, such as ceramic, fiberglass, cork, vegetable fiber, and others. Please contact us for more information on our custom materials—Mercer’s customer service representatives are available 24 hours a day.

To obtain your free copy of Mercer Gasket’s Materials Guide, simply click the button below and complete the short form.

Download Our Materials Guide

In addition to this Materials Guide, we also have other resources available, including an elastomers material guide, chemical resistance charts, and an eBook on selecting the right gaskets for you application.

To access our collection of resource materials, visit our Resource Library here or click the button below.