Choosing a gasket material can be a tricky process in itself. Especially when you are presented with so many materials to choose from it can be hard to know where to start. From Viton® rubber gaskets through to foam gaskets, every gasket has its own set of properties and advantages it can offer your application. Here at Stephens Gaskets, as one of the country’s leading gasket manufacturers, we want to make the job as easy as possible for our customers. We have spent decades manufacturing shims, washers, and gaskets. Therefore have plenty of knowledge under our belts when it comes to gasket materials. We are on hand to offer any advice or support needed when you are buying gaskets online.

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What is Viton®?

Viton® is a brand name of Fluorocarbon and a registered trademark of The Chemours Company. It is a blend of synthetic rubber and fluoropolymer elastomers which are commonly used for O-rings, gaskets, and seals. Viton® makes fantastic rubber seals as it boasts a wide range of strengths. This makes it suitable across different industries and applications. The high-performance rubber material is one of the most durable materials on the market, which is why we are proud to have Viton® gaskets as part of our range here at Stephens Gaskets.

Viton® Rubber Gaskets Benefits

When compared against other elastomers, Viton® is one of the best materials for withstanding high temperatures. At the same time during these extreme temperatures, it can also retain its mechanical properties. Its oil and chemical resistance also remains unaffected by elevated temperatures. Other Viton® rubber gaskets benefits are that it resists degradation from other chemicals and fluids such as oils, fluids, lubricants, and most mineral acids. With a low permeability to plenty of different substances, it is perfect for environments where it will be exposed to oxygenated automotive fuels.

Due to the fantastic resistance to compression, Viton® rubber gaskets also perform well under temperatures that would usually make other non-fluorinated elastomers turn rigid. They are particularly resistant to atmospheric oxidation, UV rays, climatic conditions, fungus, and mould. Another Viton® rubber gaskets benefit is that it has a good electrical properly in low voltage and frequency applications.

Applications For Viton® Rubber Gaskets

One of the most common industries that use Viton® rubber gaskets is the aerospace industry. Additionally, it is used in automotive applications and also in freezer door applications. It is a relatively cost-effective gasket solution. This is due to the fact that the material performs well in harsh conditions. It lasts much longer than other types of gasket materials usually.

Contact Us Today

If you would like to find out more about our Viton® rubber gaskets here at Stephens Gaskets then please do not hesitate to get in touch with us today. With plenty of experience in the industry, we can talk you through everything you need to know. This is to help you make a well-informed decision on your gasket material.

Want more information on Viton® gaskets? Then please call 0121 544 5808 to speak to a member of our helpful and friendly team.

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Stephens Gaskets Limited
Units 1-4 Alston Road Oldbury Oldbury, West Midlands B69 2PP
Phone: 0121 544 5808 Fax:121 544 4188, E-mail: sales@stephensgaskets.co.uk