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Kalrez® FFKM O-ring Selection Guide

Canyon Components offers Kalrez® Perfluoroelastomer (FFKM) O-rings, gaskets, & custom molded parts at competitive prices and with great lead-times. With decades of experience in FFKM O-ring, gasket, & custom molded part applications, the Canyon Components Engineering Team is unmatched throughout the industry. Our experienced team of engineers will help to ensure you purchase the right FFKM materials, O-rings, gaskets, & custom molded parts for your application. 

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Uses

  • FFKM Seals & O-rings in Pumps, Reactors, & Flange Joints

  • FFKM O-rings, gaskets, & custom molded parts for use in Life Science Applications

  • FFKM O-rings, gaskets, & custom molded parts for use in Semiconductor Processing

  • FFKM O-rings, gaskets, & custom molded parts for use in Food Contact Applications

  • FFKM O-rings, gaskets, & custom molded parts for use in Photovoltaic Manufacturing

Advantages

  • FFKM O-rings, gaskets, & custom molded parts resists over 1,800 different chemicals

  • Some FFKM O-rings, gaskets, & custom molded parts capable of sealing up to 327°C

  • Reduces maintenance & operating costs

  • FFKM O-rings, gaskets, & custom molded parts have an extremely long sealing life

  • Meets safety standards for pharma and food processing

Please consult a Canyon Components Engineer about your specific application and we will use our decades of experience to formulate a solution that fits your need.

Other FFKM Offerings - CanRez™

The CanRez™ range of perfluoroelastomer (FFKM) materials, O-rings, gaskets, & custom molded parts are at the leading edge of polymer technology. Proven in the field year after year, CanRez™ materials, O-rings, gaskets, & custom molded parts have been developed to offer superior sealing solutions with enhanced high temperature performance and fantastic chemical resistance at an extremely competitive price! CanRez™ materials are equivalent, and sometimes superior to Kalrez®.

Unlock Superior Performance with Canrez FFKM O-Rings - Explore High-Quality Sealing Solutions for Demanding Industrial Applications. Ensure High Chemical Resistance, Extreme Temperatures & Leak-Free Seals. Your Trusted Source for Canrez FFKM O-Rings.
Unlock Superior Performance with Canrez FFKM O-Rings - Explore High-Quality Sealing Solutions for Demanding Industrial Applications. Ensure High Chemical Resistance, Extreme Temperatures & Leak-Free Seals. Your Trusted Source for Canrez FFKM O-Rings.

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about CanRez™

  • Kalrez® is a brand name for a family of perfluoroelastomer (FFKM) products produced by DuPont. Perfluoroelastomers are a type of synthetic rubber with very high resistance to chemicals and heat. Here are some key characteristics of perfluoroelastomers:

    1. Chemical Resistance: Kalrez® & CanRez™ are exceptionally resistant to a wide range of chemicals, including acids, bases, solvents, and other aggressive substances. This makes it an ideal material for seals and gaskets in chemical processing environments.

    2. High-Temperature Tolerance: Kalrez® & CanRez™ parts can withstand extreme temperatures, often ranging from -40°C to +327°C (-40°F to +620°F), and sometimes even higher for short periods. This high-temperature resistance is far superior to most other elastomers.

    3. Durability: Due to robust composition, Kalrez® & CanRez™ materials have excellent longevity and maintain their integrity over long periods, even in harsh conditions. This durability reduces the need for frequent replacements, which can be cost-effective over time.

    4. Applications: Kalrez® & CanRez™ materials are widely used in industries where high performance under extreme conditions is essential. These include aerospace, oil and gas, semiconductor manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, and chemical processing. In these industries, Kalrez® & CanRez™ seals and gaskets are used to prevent leaks and protect equipment.

    5. Variety: The Kalrez® & CanRez™ product lines includes various grades and formulations designed for specific applications. This allows for customization based on the unique requirements of different industrial processes.

    6. Low Outgassing Properties: In vacuum environments, such as those found in semiconductor manufacturing, Kalrez® & CanRez™ materials exhibit low outgassing, making them suitable for ultra-clean processes.

    Overall, Kalrez® & CanRez™ materials unique combination of chemical resistance, high-temperature tolerance, and durability make them preferred materials for demanding applications where other elastomers might fail. These specialized properties, however, also contribute to its higher cost compared to standard elastomers. If you are interested in learning more about CanRez™, click here.

  • Several materials are considered effective alternatives to Kalrez®, a perfluoroelastomer (FFKM) known for its high chemical and heat resistance. Some of these alternatives include:

    1. CanRez™: Developed by Canyon Components, CanRez™ is a cost-effective alternative to Kalrez. It is made from nearly identical ingredients and is designed for high-temperature, high-pressure, and chemically resistant applications. CanRez™ offers the same level of performance as Kalrez in various conditions, including high-temperature steam resistance and nearly universal chemical compatibility. It also offers custom geometry options for specific application needs​​.

    2. Simriz®: This is another FFKM compound that offers similar properties to Kalrez. Simriz® compounds such as SZ484, SZ485, SZ486, SZ487, SZ488, and SZ489 are designed for a range of applications, offering resistance to aggressive acids, bases, solvents, and high temperatures. They are suitable for use in environments similar to those where Kalrez® is typically employed​​.

    3. Chemraz®: Chemraz® is another FFKM material with a base resin chemistry similar to Kalrez®. While no two elastomers are fully interchangeable due to variations in fillers and cure agents, Chemraz® is often mentioned as a comparable alternative to Kalrez®, especially in lower temperature applications​​.

    Each of these alternatives offers specific advantages depending on the application requirements, including chemical resistance, temperature stability, and physical properties. It's essential to evaluate each material's suitability based on the specific conditions of the intended application. If you are interested in learning more about CanRez™, click here.

  • Kalrez®, a product line from DuPont, is a type of perfluoroelastomer (FFKM) known for its exceptional properties and performance. Like CanRez™ FFKM, Kalrez's high cost can be attributed to several factors:

    1. Material Composition and Manufacturing Process: Kalrez® & CanRez™ materials are made from perfluoroelastomer, a class of synthetic rubber that provides outstanding resistance to heat and chemicals. The raw materials for FFKM are costly, and the manufacturing process is complex and precise, leading to higher production costs.

    2. Performance Capabilities: Kalrez® & CanRez™ are designed for extreme environments and can withstand high temperatures, aggressive chemicals, and harsh conditions where other non-perfluoroelastomer materials would fail. This level of performance justifies a premium price, as it often outperforms other non-perfluoroelastomer seals in demanding applications.

    3. Longevity and Durability: While more expensive upfront, Kalrez® & CanRez™ parts often last longer than those made from less expensive materials. This durability can lead to cost savings over time, as there's less need for replacement parts and maintenance.

    4. Specialized Applications: Kalrez® & CanRez™ materials are often used in critical applications such as aerospace, chemical processing, semiconductor manufacturing, and pharmaceutical industries. The specific requirements of these industries for high-performance materials add to the value and cost of Kalrez® & CanRez™ materials.

    5. Research and Development Costs: The development of specialized materials like Kalrez® & CanRez™ involves significant research and development expenses. These costs are often reflected in the final price of the product.

    In summary, the combination of its advanced material properties, manufacturing costs, performance capabilities, and the specific demands of the industries it serves, along with R&D investments, contribute to the high cost of Kalrez® & CanRez™ materials. If you are interested in learning more about CanRez™, click here.

  • Perfluoroelastomer (FFKM) and Kalrez® are related but not identical terms. Perfluoroelastomer is a generic name for a class of synthetic rubber materials, while Kalrez® is a specific brand of perfluoroelastomer produced by DuPont.

    1. Perfluoroelastomer (FFKM): This is a type of synthetic rubber made up of perfluorinated polymers. It is known for its high resistance to extreme temperatures and chemicals, including acids, bases, solvents, and hydrocarbons. FFKM elastomers are widely used in demanding sealing applications where conventional rubbers would fail. Kalrez® & CanRez™ are both made from perfluoroelastomers. 

    2. Kalrez®: Kalrez® is a brand name of a perfluoroelastomer product line made by DuPont. It shares the general properties of FFKM, like outstanding chemical and temperature resistance. Kalrez® is often used in specialized industrial applications such as in the chemical processing, semiconductor, aerospace, and oil and gas industries.

    In summary, while Kalrez® products are perfluoroelastomers, not all perfluoroelastomers are Kalrez®. Kalrez® refers specifically to the DuPont brand of FFKM, which is known for its high-quality and performance in extreme conditions. Other brands and types of FFKM materials are available in the market as well, including CanRez™. If you are interested in learning more about CanRez™, click here.

  • Teflon™ and Kalrez® (and other perfluoroelastomers like CanRez™) are both high-performance materials used in a variety of industrial applications, but they have distinct properties and are used for different purposes:

    1. Material Composition:

      • Teflon™: Teflon™ is the brand name for polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), a synthetic fluoropolymer of tetrafluoroethylene. It is best known for its non-stick properties and is widely used as a coating for cookware. Teflon™ also has excellent chemical resistance, low friction, and high electrical insulation properties.

      • Kalrez®: Kalrez® is a brand name for a type of perfluoroelastomer (FFKM) produced by DuPont. Unlike Teflon™, which is a solid polymer, Kalrez® is an elastomer, meaning it has elastic properties similar to rubber. It offers exceptional resistance to high temperatures and chemicals, including acids, bases, and solvents.

    2. Properties and Applications:

      • Teflon™: Its non-stick nature makes it ideal for cookware, but it is also used in a variety of industrial applications where non-stick, low-friction surfaces are required. Teflon's™ chemical inertness makes it suitable for use in containers and pipework for reactive and corrosive chemicals. In the electrical industry, its high insulation properties are utilized in cable and wire coatings.

      • Kalrez® & CanRez™: Kalrez® & CanRez™ seals and O-rings are used in environments where a combination of high temperatures and corrosive chemicals would degrade most other materials. Its applications are often found in the aerospace, oil and gas, semiconductor, and chemical processing industries. Kalrez® & CanRez™ are valued for their durability and longevity under harsh conditions.

    3. Temperature Resistance:

      • Teflon™: While Teflon™ has good heat resistance, it starts to degrade at temperatures above 260°C (500°F).

      • Kalrez® & CanRez™: Kalrez® & CanRez™ can withstand much higher temperatures, typically up to around 327°C (620°F), and sometimes even higher for short periods.

    4. Cost:

      • Teflon™: Generally less expensive than Kalrez® & CanRez™, making it more suitable for everyday consumer products as well as industrial applications where the extreme properties of Kalrez® & CanRez™ are not necessary.

      • Kalrez® & CanRez™: Due to specialized properties, Kalrez® & CanRez™ materials are typically more expensive than Teflon™. They are typically used in applications where its unique resistance to extreme environments justifies the higher cost.

    In summary, while both Teflon™ and Kalrez® offer high chemical resistance, they differ significantly in their physical properties, temperature resistance, and typical applications. Teflon™ is a non-stick, low-friction polymer used in a wide range of applications, whereas Kalrez® & CanRez™ are high-performance elastomers used in demanding industrial environments where other materials would fail. If you are interested in learning more about CanRez™, click here.

  • PTFE and Kalrez® (and other perfluoroelastomers like CanRez™) are both high-performance materials used in a variety of industrial applications, but they have distinct properties and are used for different purposes:

    1. Material Composition:

      • PTFE: Commonly referred to as the brand name Teflon™, PTFE is a fluoropolymer made of tetrafluoroethylene molecules. It's known for its non-stick properties and resistance to heat and chemicals. PTFE also has excellent low friction, and high electrical insulation properties.

      • Kalrez®: Kalrez® is a brand name for a type of perfluoroelastomer (FFKM) produced by DuPont. Unlike PTFE, which is a solid polymer, Kalrez® is an elastomer, meaning it has elastic properties similar to rubber. It offers exceptional resistance to high temperatures and chemicals, including acids, bases, and solvents.

    2. Properties and Applications:

      • PTFE: Its non-stick nature makes it ideal for cookware, but it is also used in a variety of industrial applications where non-stick, low-friction surfaces are required. PTFE's chemical inertness makes it suitable for use in containers and pipework for reactive and corrosive chemicals. In the electrical industry, its high insulation properties are utilized in cable and wire coatings.

      • Kalrez® & CanRez™: Kalrez® & CanRez™ seals and O-rings are used in environments where a combination of high temperatures and corrosive chemicals would degrade most other materials. Its applications are often found in the aerospace, oil and gas, semiconductor, and chemical processing industries. Kalrez® & CanRez™ are valued for their durability and longevity under harsh conditions.

    3. Temperature Resistance:

      • PTFE: While PTFE has good heat resistance, it starts to degrade at temperatures above 260°C (500°F).

      • Kalrez® & CanRez™: Kalrez® & CanRez™ can withstand much higher temperatures, typically up to around 327°C (620°F), and sometimes even higher for short periods.

    4. Cost:

      • PTFE: Generally less expensive than Kalrez® & CanRez™, making it more suitable for everyday consumer products as well as industrial applications where the extreme properties of Kalrez® & CanRez™ are not necessary.

      • Kalrez® & CanRez™: Due to specialized properties, Kalrez® & CanRez™ materials are typically more expensive than PTFE. They are typically used in applications where its unique resistance to extreme environments justifies the higher cost.

    In summary, while both PTFE and Kalrez® offer high chemical resistance, they differ significantly in their physical properties, temperature resistance, and typical applications. PTFE is a non-stick, low-friction polymer used in a wide range of applications, whereas Kalrez® & CanRez™ are high-performance elastomers used in demanding industrial environments where other materials would fail. If you are interested in learning more about CanRez™, click here.

Frequently Asked Questions

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