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Types of Nitrile

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Types of Nitrile

TYPES OF NITRILE:

NITRILE

Abbreviation: NBR (Nitrile Butadiene Rubber)

Temperature range: (Buna-N) between -40°C and +135°C; (Low-Temp) between -65°C and +120°C

Hardness Range: 20 – 95 Shore A

Industries served: Agriculture, Water, Pump & Gas, Food & Drink, Rail, Automotive, and Bus, Truck & Trailer

Key uses: Aircraft, Automotive and Marine fuel systems, Oil resistance application of all types, low-temperature military uses

Best chemical resistance to: Animal & Vegetable Oils, Fuels, Hydraulic Fluids, Solvents and Water

Best physical and working properties: Abrasion Resistance, Compression Set, Tear Resistance and Water Resistance

HYDROGENATED NITRILE

Abbreviation: HNBR (Hydrogenated Nitrile Butadiene Rubber) or HSN (Highly Saturated Nitrile)

Temperature range: between -26°C and +160°C

Hardness range: 30 – 95 Shore A

Industries served: Petrochemical, Offshore Drilling, Earth Moving & Construction, Agriculture, and Automotive

Key uses: All oil resistant applications, Automotive fuel handling systems, Can be used with Petroleum Oils

Best chemical resistance to: Alcohols, Fuels, LP Gasses & Fuel Oils, Mineral and Motor Oils

Best physical and working properties: Oxidation Resistance, Ozone Resistance, Tear Resistance, Abrasion Resistance and Compression Set

CARBOXYLATED NITRILE

Abbreviation: XNBR (Carboxylated Nitrile Butadiene Rubber)

Temperature range: between -54°C and +135°C

Hardness range: 50 – 90 Shore A

Industries served: Water & Gas, Agriculture, Automotive, and Bus, Truck & Trailer

Key uses: Dynamic applications, such as rod wipers, Rubber belts, Reciprocating oil seals

Best chemical resistance to: Oils, Petroleum Based Fluids, Hydraulic Fluids, Animal & Vegetable Oils

Best physical and working properties: Impact Resistance, Abrasion Resistance and Tear Resistance

For more detailed comparison, please see our Nitrile Comparison Chart.

Types of Nitrile

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