Silicone (VMQ) O-Rings Material Description:
Silicone (VMQ) o-rings are elastomers made from silicone, oxygen, hydrogen and carbon. Silicones are used in the medical and food industry because they do not have any odor or taste. VMQ is resistant to oxygen, ozone, UV light, mineral and vegetable oils, diluted salt solutions, engine and transmission oil, brake fluids (non petroleum base), fire resistant hydraulic fluid, high molecular weight chlorinated aromatic hydrocarbons. Good flexibility and compression set. Cannot be used in acids, EP fluids, fuels, gear oils, ketones and benzene. Should not be used in dynamic applications due to it’s low tensile strength, poor wear and tear strength. Silicone O-Rings have a temp range of -60° F to 400° F. For static applications Silicone O-Rings offer high suitability in medical, food, pharmaceutical, semiconductor, automotive, aerospace, and electronics. Excellent in dry heat and ozone applications.
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Also Know As:
Silastic®, Siloprene®, Rhodorsil®, Silplus®
What's The Difference Between Silicone (VMQ) & Flourosilicone (FVMQ) O-Rings?
While Flourosilicone is part of the Silicone family the biggest difference is that silicone (VMQ) offers great hot air resistance compared to Flourosilicone (FVMQ). While flourosilicone offers improved fuel and minieral oil resistance in comparison to silicone. Flourosilicone material does offer improved cold temperature performance to -100° F, its high temp limitations are 350° F.