Elastomer Technology

Butyl IIR - General grades

Isobutylene-isoprene (IIR)
Generally know as butyl rubber.

Chemical properties
Butyl compounds have similar chemical resistance to ethylene propylene. They display excellent resistance to air, water, dilute acids and alkalis - plus aliphatic phosphate-ester hydraulic fluids, salt solutions, alcohols, glycols and silicone oils.

Resistance to hydrocarbons is poor: butyl must not be used with mineral oils.

Typical operating temperatures
-35°C to +120°C continuous, or +150°C intermittent. 

Fluid sealing duties
Very low gas permeability makes butyl popular for vacuum and high pressure gas applications.

James Walker standard grades
Supplied in grades of 60-70 IRHD.

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