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Military, Aerospace, & Automotive Grade Materials

In the military, aerospace, and automotive industries, materials play a pivotal role in ensuring safety, performance, and reliability. Military, aerospace, & automotive grade materials are specifically designed and rigorously tested to meet the demanding requirements of these sectors. In this web page, we will explore the significance of these materials, common application considerations, and discuss the different types used across these industries.

Military, Aerospace, & Automotive Grade Materials

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Thousands of Military, Aerospace, & Automotive Grade Materials are available now with Canyon Components! Some common Military, Aerospace, & Automotive Grade Materials include the following.

What are Military, Aerospace, & Automotive Grade Materials?

    Military, aerospace, & automotive grade materials are substances, components, or equipment engineered to excel in the challenging and high-performance environments of these sectors. These materials must meet strict criteria for strength, durability, thermal stability, and safety.
Common Conciderations
    1. Weight and Strength
    Materials must strike a balance between low weight and high strength to meet the stringent weight restrictions in aerospace and automotive applications.

    2. Thermal Performance
    Thermal stability and resistance to extreme temperatures are crucial, particularly in aerospace and automotive engine components.

    3. Durability and Reliability
    Materials must withstand rigorous testing, vibrations, and mechanical stresses, ensuring long-term durability and reliability.

    4. Safety and Security
    Materials should comply with safety standards and regulations, ensuring the protection of personnel and assets.

    5. Cost-Efficiency
    While performance is vital, cost considerations are essential to optimize material selection and production processes.

Material Options

    1. Fluorosilicone:
    - Military: Fluorosilicone is used in military applications for its resistance to fuel, oil, and solvents, particularly in fuel systems and various seals.
    - Aerospace: In aerospace, it's valued for its wide temperature range and resistance to fuels and degradation in harsh environments, making it suitable for seals and gaskets in aircraft.
    - Automotive: For the automotive industry, fluorosilicone finds use in fuel systems and transmission components due to its resistance to petroleum oils and fuel.

    2. EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer):
    - Military: EPDM's durability and weather resistance make it suitable for outdoor military equipment and vehicles, protecting against water, UV, and temperature variations.
    - Aerospace: In aerospace, EPDM is used for its excellent resistance to ozone, weathering, and aging, ideal for window seals, hoses, and insulation materials in certain aircraft applications.
    - Automotive: In automotive applications, EPDM is commonly used for weatherstripping, door seals, and hoses due to its resistance to ozone, coolants, and heat.

    3. NBR (Nitrile Butadiene Rubber):
    - Military: NBR is used in military applications for gaskets and seals in fuel handling systems because of its resistance to oils and fuels.
    - Aerospace: It's utilized in aerospace for components like fuel hoses and seals, offering good resistance to oils and various hydrocarbons.
    - Automotive: In the automotive industry, NBR is prevalent in fuel and oil handling systems, like fuel hoses, gaskets, and O-rings, due to its oil resistance.

    4. Silicone:
    - Military: Silicone's flexibility and high-temperature resistance make it ideal for military electronic components and seals in extreme environments.
    - Aerospace: Widely used in aerospace for its thermal stability and low outgassing properties, silicone is ideal for seals, gaskets, and insulation in aircraft.
    - Automotive: In automotive, silicone is used for hoses, gaskets, and seals, particularly in high-temperature areas like engine compartments.

    5. FKM (Fluorocarbon Rubber):
    - Military: FKM is used for seals and gaskets in military vehicles and equipment due to its excellent resistance to high temperatures, fuels, and chemicals.
    - Aerospace: In aerospace, it's used for O-rings, seals, and gaskets, especially in fuel systems and engines, due to its resistance to jet fuel, hydraulic fluids, and high temperatures.
    - Automotive: FKM finds application in automotive fuel systems, transmission seals, and O-rings, thanks to its resistance to high temperatures and various fluids.

    6. EMI & RFI Shielding Materials:
    - Military: These materials are critical in military applications for protecting sensitive electronic equipment from electromagnetic interference and radio frequency interference.
    - Aerospace: In aerospace, they are used in aircraft electronics and communication systems to prevent interference and ensure the reliability of onboard systems.
    - Automotive: In the automotive sector, EMI and RFI shielding materials are used in electronic systems to prevent interference with critical vehicle functions and communication systems.

DETAILS

COMPOUND

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Canyon™

Material

Shore A

Temp (°C)

Description

Common Usage

Comparable Materials

DETAILS

COMPOUND

FEATURES

Canyon™

Material

Shore A

Temp (°C)

Description

Common Usage

EP70BK03

EPDM

70

-55°C to +150°C
(-67°F to +302°F)

FDA Compliant, NSF 61 Certified, Peroxide Cured EPDM

Drinking Water Use, Food & Drug Manufacturing

EP70BK03

EP70BK36

EPDM

70

-55°C to +150°C
(-67°F to +302°F)

FDA Compliant, USP VI <87> & <88>, 3A, NSF 61 Certified, KTW, WRAS, UL 778, Peroxide Cured EPDM

Drinking Water Use, Medical Devices, Dairy, Food & Drug Manufacturing

EP70BK36

EP70BK58

EPDM

70

-55°C to +150°C
(-67°F to +302°F)

FDA Compliant, WRC, ACS, W270, NSF 61 Certified, KTW, UL 157, Peroxide Cured EPDM

Drinking Water Use, Food & Drug Manufacturing

EP70BK58

EP70BK60

EPDM

70

-55°C to +130°C
(-67°F to +266°F)

FDA Compliant, NSF 61 Certified, UL 157, Sulfur Cured EPDM

Drinking Water Use, Food & Drug Manufacturing

EP70BK60

EP70OW05

EPDM

70

-55°C to +130°C
(-67°F to +266°F)

NSF 61 Certified, Off White, Sulfur Cured EPDM

Drinking Water Use

EP70OW05

NB70BK03

NBR (Buna-N)

70

-35°C to +125°C
(-31°F to +257°F)

FDA Compliant, NSF 61 Certified, NBR

Drinking Water Use, Food & Drug Manufacturing

NB70BK03

NB70BK09

NBR (Buna-N)

70

-35°C to +125°C
(-31°F to +257°F)

NSF 61 Certified, NBR

Drinking Water Use

NB70BK09

SHIELDING PERFORMANCE

COMPOUND

BASIC FEATURES

DETAILS

CanGuard™

Material

Temp (°C)

Filler

Volume Resistivity (Ω/cm)    

Shielding (dB)

Color

Shore A

Additional Specifications

Comparable Materials

SI70BK14

Silicone (VMQ)

Black

-55 to +200

MIL-DTL-83528

Parker® Chomerics CHO-SEAL® S6600

SI70BK14

70

Carbon

2.5 to 10

30 to 80

SI65GD18

Silicone (VMQ)

Gray

-55 to +150

MIL-DTL-83528

Parker® Chomerics CHO-SEAL® S6305, 6370, 6371, 6308, 6330

SI65GD18

65

Nickel Plated
Graphite

0.1

85 to 110

SI65TN16

Silicone (VMQ)

Tan

-55 to +150

MIL-DTL-83528 Type M

Parker® Chomerics CHO-SEAL® 1350, 1310

SI65TN16

65

Silver Plated
Glass

0.006

90 to 100

SI65TN17

Silicone (VMQ)

Tan

-55 to +160

MIL-DTL-83528 Type B

Parker® Chomerics CHO-SEAL® 1285

SI65TN17

65

Silver Plated
Aluminum

0.008

100 to 120

SI65TN11

Silicone (VMQ)

Tan

-45 to +125

MIL-DTL-83528 Type A

Parker® Chomerics CHO-SEAL® 1215, 1273, 1270

SI65TN11

65