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General Hytrel Products Characteristics
Hytrel products are well known for being tough against traditional wear and tear. As there are different grades of Hytrel used by manufacturers, it can be highly stiff or exceptionally flexible. Due to Hytrel’s resilience and elasticity, these seals are easier to install than other polymers.
The material has a coefficient of friction ranging from 0.2 to 0.4. This coefficient depends on the material moving against it and the grade of Hytrel. Hytrel products also have creep and flex fatigue resistance.
Hytrel Spring Energized Seals
Hytrel works very well as the jacketing material for spring-energized seals, especially when extreme temperatures, radiation, abrasive media, and exposure to fuels, oils, and hydraulic fluids are involved.
Hytrel Non-Energized Seals
Hytrel also works well for non-energized seals! Because it is an incredibly tough yet still flexible material, it can withstand the wear and tear seen with non-energized seals, keeping liquid in for longer.
Hytrel Injection Molded Tubing
Hytrel is used in high-performance thermoplastic tubing and elastomeric hoses for a wide range of food, beverage, automotive, oil and gas, and industrial applications. It is durable, flexible, and resistant to heat and chemicals.
Hytrel Products Chemical Compatibility
Hytrel products have grades that are chemically compatible with several fuels and acids. In addition, these products have low fuel permeability, some of which are designed to work with hydraulic fluids.
Some of the chemicals Hytrel is compatible with include:
- Mineral oils
- Dilute acids
- Dilute basis
- Hydrocarbon fuels
- Water-based hydraulic fluids
Hytrel products offer the same chemical compatibility as polyurethane. However, it is sensitive to phosphate fluids and water above 175°F. Otherwise, Hytrel works in temperatures ranging from cryogenic to 315°F.
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