Fluorosilicone combines most of the attributes of silicone with resistance to petroleum oils and hydrocarbon fuel
. It show significantly better chemical resistance than standard Silicone especially in hydrocarbons, aromatic mineral oils, fuel and low molecular aromatic hydrocarbons e.g. Benzene and Toluene.
Benefits of Fluorosilicone Rubber
FVMQ has a good heat resistance at extreme temperatures and very good low temperature flexibility. It has good electrical properties and excellent resistance to weather, ozone and UV rays. It also has excellent compression set resistance and is very clean, with low odor and low taste.
The temperature range is between -50 °C/-58 °F and +175 °C/+347 °F (temporary up to +200 °C/+392 °F). Some formulations will work under high temperature situations up to 225°C giving it excellent thermal stability making it ideal for charge air cooler and turbo hoses.
Low physical strength and abrasion resistance combined with high friction limit some applications for fluorosilicone and it typically has poor friction properties and poor abrasion resistance.
Flurosilicone is an established material for oil and diesel filler applications where batch sizes can vary. It can be incorporated into the design of any bespoke shaped hose to suit your unique application and to prolong the life expectancy of the hose.
Goodflex’s unique flurosilicone has been specifically formulated with one of the highest fluorine content feasible to provide superior chemical resistance to standard flurosilicones.
The molecular structure gives improved gas impermeability and it also gives of the widest temperature ranges available for an oil resistant grade elastomer.