Jessup, Maryland – Vorbeck Materials Corp. has introduced the first in a new range of graphene-enhanced, engineered elastomer products made using the company’s proprietary Vor-x technology.
According to Vorbeck, the technology provides hydrogenated nitrile butadiene rubber (HNBR) with high strength at low deformation (high modulus) and “can withstand temperature spikes up to 200⁰F (93⁰C) above the rated working temperature of HNBR”. It has a nominal tensile strength of 3500 psi and a Shore A hardness of 88.
“Vor-flex’s high temperature stability allows it to serve in some of the most demanding environments, such as those found in automotive and petrochemical applications,” said John Lettow, founder and president of Vorbeck Materials.
The material, he added, is suitable for making custom gaskets to serve in severe applications as it provides a tough seal, resistant to chemicals and fuels.