Dobbins Company represents three of the top gasket manufacturers in the sanitary industry: DSO Fluids, Newman Sanitary Gasket, and Rubberfab. For your convenience, we have a table below which lists the basic elastomer/thermoplastic characteristics of most of the material types that we offer.  (Courtesy of DSO Fluids)

Material

BUNA
“U”

EPDM
“E”

VITON
“SFY”

PTFE (Teflon)
“G”

ILICONE
“X”

Polyethylene
“N”

Temperature

-65F to 210F

-60F to 300F

-20F to 450F

-40F to 450F

-80F to 450F

-20F to 150F

Acid

Good

Good to Excellent

Good to Excellent

Good to Excellent

Poor to Good

Good

Alkali

Fair to Good

Good to Excellent

Poor to Good

Excellent

Poor to Fair

Good

Fats/Oils

Good to Excellent

Poor

Good to Excellent

Excellent

Poor to Good

Good

Taste

Good

Good

Good

Excellent

Good

Excellent

Odor

Good

Good

Good

Excellent

Good

Excellent

Abrasion 
Resistance

Excellent

Good

Good

Fair

Good

Fair

Compression

Good

Fair

Good to Excellent

Cold Flows

Good to Excellent

Cold Flows