Viton is a high-temperature synthetic rubber compound used primarily in the oil, gas, and chemical industries. It has been derived from butadiene which is found in natural rubber. Viton combines butadiene with hydrogen sulfide (HS) to create a new type of material that not only provides improved physical properties such as elasticity, impact resistance, and heat resistance but also exhibits exceptional chemical stability.
Viton gaskets repel a wide range of chemicals and are often used in corrosive or high-temperature environments. Viton’s chemical resistance, compression set, low-temperature flexibility, and low compressibility make it the best choice for applications such as catalysis, desulfurization, heat exchange systems, and process equipment. Its weatherability means that it is ideal for service under both wet and dry conditions.