Material Selection Guide

Epichlorohydrin

Trade Names:

ASTM D1418 Designation: CO, ECO

ASTM D2000/SAE J2000 TYPE, CLASS: CH

Apple Compound Designation: EH

Standard Color: Black

Description: Available in homopolymer (CO), copolymer (ECO), and terpolymer (GECO) formats, Epichlorohydrins are oil resistant compounds.

Key Use(s): Ideal for fuel and air conditioning system components. Used in the petroleum industry where a little higher temperature capability than NBR is required.

Temperature Range: Standard Compound: -40° to 275°F.

Hardness (Shore A): 50 to 90

Features: Epichlorohydrin features excellent resistance to hydrocarbon oils and fuels; low solvent and gas permeability; excellent resistance to ozone and weathering; and stable cycling from low to high temperature. Good replacement to butyl when gas permeability and oil resistance are needed.

Limitations: Compression set is only "fair" at elevated temperatures (250° to 275°F). Epichlorohydrin is attacked by ketones; esters; aldehydes; chlorinated and nitro hydrocarbons; and is not recommended for exposure to brake fluids.

 


 

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