Basic Properties of Common Rubbers

Natural Rubber Styrene Butadiene Rubber (SBR) Ethylene Propylene Diene Methylene (EPDM) Butyl Rubber (IIR) Neoprene Nitrile Silicone Viton Polyurethane
Abrasion Resistance Excellent Good Good Fair Good Good Poor Good Excellent
Chemical Resistance Good Good Excellent Good Fair Fair Fair Excellent Fair
Compression Set Properties Good Good Good Fair Fair Good Good Good Fair
Electrical Properties Excellent Excellent Good Excellent Fair Fair Excellent Fair Good
Flame Resistance Poor Poor Poor Poor Good Poor Good Excellent Poor
Heat Resistance Poor Fair Excellent Good Good Good Excellent Excellent Fair
Low Temperature Properties Excellent Good Good Good Good Good Excellent Fair Good
Oil Resistance Poor Poor Poor Poor Good Excellent Fair Excellent Good
Ozone Resistance Poor Poor Excellent Excellent Good Fair Excellent Excellent Excellent
Permeability to Gases Poor Good Good Excellent Good Good Poor Good Good
Physical Strength Properties Excellent Good Good Good Good Good Fair Good Excellent
Water Resistance Good Good Excellent Fair Fair Good Fair Excellent Fair
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