CHNS/O Determination in rubber samples by Velp Scientifica
Viton® is a brand name from DuPont for its synthetic rubber and fluoropolymer elastomer, resistant to extreme temperatures and harsh chemicals. It is commonly used in O-rings, gaskets, and fuel hoses. This family of elastomers comprises copolymers or terpolymers of tetrafluoroethylene (TFE), hexafluoropropylene (HFP) and vinylidene fluoride (VDF or VF2), vinylidene fluoride (VDF) and hexafluoropropylene (HFP) as well as perfluoromethylvinylether (PMVE) containing specialty polymers.
It is important to ensure that a polymer with the required formulation is used in a particular application. To enable this, analytical techniques, that can positively identify fluoroelastomer types, are required. Combustion and pyrolysis are useful techniques for characterizing this complex family of materials.
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