In 1969, astronauts boarded the Apollo 11 spacecraft wearing boots containing 3M™ Dyneon™ Fluoroelastomers. Today, these synthetic elastomeric materials are used in some of the toughest environments on earth. From hot-running automotive engines to harsh chemicals of semiconductor manufacturing and demanding conditions of oil and gas exploration, our fluoroelastomers stand up to the most challenging sealing applications.
3M™ Dyneon™ Fluoroelastomers give processors and end users flexibility in choosing materials with the optimal balance of thermal resistance, chemical resistance and sealing strength for the job at hand. We offer a wide range of options for a variety of performance characteristics in extreme environments, including excellent retained sealing force, resistance to concentrated sodium chloride, and service temperatures above 250ºC.
Whatever your application, our technical experts can help you identify the optimal fluoroelastomer compound so you can manufacture quality, cost-effective sealing components.
To help narrow your search for a fluoroelastomer that can deliver optimal performance for your application, check out this product comparison guide from 3M designed to address the basic considerations when formulating a fluoroelastomer compound.