3M™ Dyneon™ Fluoroelastomer Compounding Guide
June 23, 2017
Components created with 3M™ Dyneon™ Fluoroelastomer compounds have the potential to increase the durability, reliability, and safety of your products – provided that they are made using the proper materials and processes for the application at hand. Variations in the ratios of inorganic bases, filler systems and cure systems used in compounding can yield significant control over the physical and rheological properties of the resulting compounds – including properties such as mold flow and mold release that are critical for many applications.
This manual provides general guidelines that can be used as reference in compounding fluoroelastomers. In addition to data regarding the physical properties yielded by various compounds and processes, the effects of potential contamination and the general requirements of certain types of applications (such as O-rings, molded goods, and extruded compounds) are also discussed. For more specific guidelines for the materials used in specific applications, refer to the 3M™ Dyneon™ Fluoroelastomer Recipe Book.