Fluoroelastomers Handbook - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780815515173, 9780815517269

Fluoroelastomers Handbook

1st Edition

The Definitive User's Guide

Authors: Jiri George Drobny Albert L. Moore
eBook ISBN: 9780815517269
Hardcover ISBN: 9780815515173
Imprint: William Andrew
Published Date: 2nd November 2005
Page Count: 373
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Table of Contents

Part 1: Fluoroelastomers Overview

  1. Fundamentals 1.1 Introduction 1.2 Scope: Fluorocarbon Elastomers 1.3 Nature of Fluoroelastomers 1.4 Fundamental Properties 1.5 Developmental History: Compositions, Cure Technology 1.6 Major Uses of Fluoroelastomers 1.7 Producers of Fluoroelastomers
  2. Fluoroelastomer Composition and Properties 2.1 Fluoroelastomer Composition and Properties 2.2 VDF/HFP/(TFE) Elastomers 2.3 VDF/PMVE/TFE Elastomers 2.4 TFE/PMVE Elastomers 2.5 TFE/P Elastomers 2.6 E/TFE/PMVE Elastomers Part 2: Fluoroelastomers Technology
  3. Fluoroelastomers Monomers 3.1 Introduction 3.2 Vinylidene Fluoride (VDF) 3.3 Tetrafluoroethylene (TFE) 3.4 Hexafluoropropylene (HFP) 3.5 Perfluoro(Methyl Vinyl Ether) (PMVE) 3.6 Olefins: Ethylene and Propylene 3.7 Cure-site Monomers 3.8 Safety Aspects and Monomer Handling
  4. Production of Fluoroelastomers 4.1 Introduction 4.2 General Process Description 4.3 Free Radical Copolymerization 4.4 Emulsion Polymerization 4.5 Suspension Polymerization 4.6 Process Conditions and Polymer Characteristics 4.7 Monomer Recovery 4.8 Isolation 4.9 Process Safety 4.10 Commercial Process Descriptions
  5. Cure systems for Fluoroelastomers 5.1 Introduction 5.2 VDF/HFP/(TFE) Copolymers: Diamine, Bisphenol, Peroxide 5.3 VDF/PMVE/TFE Elastomers: Peroxide (Bisphenol) 5.4 Perfluoroelastomers - Various Systems 5.5 TFE/Propylene Elastomers: Peroxide, Bisphenol 5.6 Ethylene/TFE/PMVE Elastomers: Peroxide, Bisphenol
  6. Processing of Fluoroelastomers 6.1 Introduction 6.2 Mixing 6.3 Extrusion 6.4 Molding 6.5 Calendering 6.6 Other Processing Methods Part 3: Fluoroelastomer Applications
  7. Fluid Resistance of VDF-Containing Fluoroelastomers 7.1 Introduction 7.2 Fluid Resistance Data 7.3 Discussion of Results 7.4 Fluid Service Recommendations
  8. Fluid and Heat Resistance of Perfluoroelastomers 8.1 Introduction 8.2 Fluid Resistance Data 8.3 Heat Resistance Data 8.4 Resistance to Special Environments 8.5 Major Applications
  9. Fluid Resistance of TPE-Olefin Fluoroelastomers 9.1 Introduction 9.2 Fluid Resistance of TFE/Propylene Elastomers 9.3 Fluid Resistance of Ethylene/TFE/PMVE Elastomer
  10. Fluoroelastomer Applications 10.1 Introduction 10.2 Major End Uses 10.3 Fabrication Methods
  11. Compounds for O-Rings and Molded Goods 11.1 O-Rings 11.2 VDF/HFP/TFE Compounds 11.3 VDF/PMVE/TFE Compounds 11.4 Seal Design Considerations 11.5 Additional Fluoroelastomer Molding Compounds
  12. Compounds for Auto Fuel Systems 12.1 Introduction 12.2 Fuel Line Veneer 12.3 Fuel Tank Components 12.4 Fuel Injector Seals 12.5 Development Trends
  13. Compounds for Auto Power Train Service 13.1 Introduction 13.2 Oil Seal Requirements 13.3 Compounds for Oil Seals 13.4 Compounds for Transmission Seals
  14. Compounds for Power Plant Service 14.1 Introduction 14.2 Flue Duct Expansion Joints 14.3 High-fluorine Terpolymers
  15. Other Fluoroelastomer Applications and Processing 15.1 Introduction 15.2 Latex and Coatings 15.3 Thermoplastic Processing 15.4 Fluoroelastomer Caulks 15.5 Processing Aids for Hydrocarbon Plastics
  16. Fluoroelastomer Safety and Disposal 16.1 Introduction 16.2 Safety in Production 16.3 Safety in Applications 16.4 Disposal Appendix: PDL Ratings Glossary Trademarks Index


Fluoroelastomers Handbook: The Definitive User's Guide and Databook is a comprehensive reference on fluoroelastomer chemistry, processing technology, and applications. This is a must-have reference for materials scientists and engineers in the automotive, aerospace, chemical, chemical process, and power generation industries. Fluoroelastomers meet rigorous performance requirements in harsh environments, enhancing reliability, safety, and environmental friendliness. Fluoroelastomers are growing as products of choice for critical components such as O-rings, hoses, and seals in hostile fluid and temperature conditions.

The first part of this book is an overview of fluorocarbon elastomers, including descriptions of the nature of fluoroelastomers, properties of various compositions, developmental history, and major uses. The second part provides more details of fluoroelastomer technology, including monomer properties and synthesis, polymerization and production processes, cure systems, and processing methods. The third and last part covers fluid resistance of various fluoroelastomer families, major applications of fluoroelastomers, and safety and disposal.


Elastomers engineers, formulators, parts fabricators, materials scientists, polymer chemists, chemical engineers, and plastics engineers in industry (automotive, aerospace, chemical, chemical process, and power).


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"An essential purchase, the handbook is excellent and sure to excite discussion whenever chemistry and physics of fluoroelastomers and technology are discussed." - Current Engineering Practice, Vol. 46, 2006

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About the Authors

Jiri George Drobny Author

Jiri G. Drobny is President of Drobny Polymer Associates, and former Adjunct Faculty of Plastics Engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. Drobny is an active educator, lecturer, writer, and internationally known consultant. His career spans more than 40 years in the rubber and plastic processing industry, mainly in research and development with senior and executive responsibilities.

Affiliations and Expertise

Drobny Polymer Associates, Inc.

Albert L. Moore Author

Affiliations and Expertise

DuPont Elastomer Chemicals Department (retired) ,Delaware, USA