Vitonrubber cord belongs to fluoroelastomer category of elastomers. This rubber cord offers excellent resistance to a wide variety of corrosive fluids at elevated temperature without major degradation.
Viton rubber cords have excellent resistance to ozone, oxygen, have good mechanical properties and low compression set.Viton rubber cord is not suitable for contact with molecular weights ketones and estens (e.g methyl ethyl ketone). Due to its specialist properties Viton is much more expensive as compared to other elastomers.
The terms FPM, FKM and Viton very often cause confusion and lead to incorrect interpretations. All of these designations actually stand for one single base material:fluoro rubber.