Detailed below are a list of common technical names which are widely used across the gasket and sealing sector along with their more commonly used name/s.
|Technical name||Common name|
|Acrylic Ethylene Co-Polymer||AEM|
|Ethylene propylene diene monomer||EPDM|
|Ethylene vinyl acetate||EVA|
|Expanded multidirectional PTFE||ePTFE|
|Fluorocarbon rubber||FKM, Viton|
|Hydrogenated acrylonitrile-butadiene rubber||HNBR|
|Isobutylene isoprene||Butyl rubber|
|Nitrile or Buna-N, Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Rubber||NBR, Nitrile|
|Polytetrafluorethylene||PTFE or Teflon|
|Ring type joints||RTJs|
|Self adhesive backed sponge||SAB Sponge|
|Styrene-butadiene rubber, Buna-S||SBR|
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