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General Purpose O-ring Materials

General purpose materials are versatile and widely used in manufacturing due to their diverse properties and applications. This web page explores common application considerations and the different types of general-purpose materials available now.

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General Purpose Materials Available

Thousands of General Purpose Materials are available now with Canyon Components! Some common General Purpose Materials include the following.

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What are General Purpose Materials?

    General-purpose materials are substances or components designed to meet a broad spectrum of needs. These materials are valued for their adaptability, durability, and versatility. They are used in various industries and applications, from automotive to consumer goods.
Common Conciderations
    1. Compatibility
    Materials should be compatible with the intended application and environment, including factors like temperature, chemicals, and exposure to UV radiation.

    2. Strength and Durability
    Assess the material's strength and durability to ensure it can withstand the expected loads, stresses, and wear over time.

    3. Cost Efficiency
    Consider the cost of the material and its availability, balancing performance with budget constraints.

    4. Environmental Impact
    Evaluate the environmental impact of the material, including its recyclability and sustainability.

    5. Manufacturing Process
    Ensure that the chosen material is suitable for the manufacturing process and techniques you intend to use.

    6. Regulatory Compliance
    Check if the material meets relevant safety and industry-specific standards and regulations.


    1. Elastomers
    Elastomers are materials that exhibit elasticity and flexibility. They return to their original shape after being stretched or compressed. Common elastomers include:

    FFKM Perfluoroelastomers: The CanRez™ line of perfluoroelastomer (FFKM) materials are at the leading edge of polymer technology. Proven in the field year after year, CanRez™ materials have been developed to offer superior sealing solutions with enhanced high temperature performance and fantastic chemical resistance.

    FKM (Viton): FKM compounds, O-rings, gaskets, & custom molded parts exhibit excellent mechanical attributes as well as excellent resistance to high temperatures, mineral oil, ozone, fuels, hydraulic fluids, and many other solvents and chemicals.

    Silicone: Silicone elastomers are known for their heat resistance and biocompatibility, making them suitable for medical devices, cookware, and automotive components.

    2. Plastics
    Plastics are lightweight and versatile materials with a wide range of applications. Some common plastic types are:

    Polyethylene (PE): Used in custom parts, packaging materials, containers, and pipes.

    Polypropylene (PP): Known for its resistance to heat and chemicals, PP is used in automotive parts, medical devices, and consumer goods.

    Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC): PVC is widely used in construction materials, electrical insulation, and piping.

    3. Metals
    Metals are strong and durable materials often used in structural and mechanical applications. Some common metals include:

    Steel: Steel alloys, such as stainless steel, carbon steel, and alloy steel, are used in construction, automotive manufacturing, and industrial equipment.

    Aluminum: Lightweight and corrosion-resistant, aluminum is used in aerospace, automotive, and packaging industries.

    Copper: Known for its excellent conductivity, copper is used in electrical wiring and plumbing.

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Each of these materials has its own advantages, limitations, and cost implications. The choice of material usually depends on factors like chemical compatibility, temperature, pressure, dynamic or static use, and specification requirements.

Canyon Components strives to meet all customer service requests. Feel free to contact Canyon Components engineering and let our knowledgeable staff help you design the perfect part for your needs.

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