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Color – reddish-brown (russet)

MVQ – is an elastomer based on methyl-vinyl silicone rubber. In compare with other rubbers, MVQ has low mechanical characteristics, therefore primarily used for production of static parts. MVQ has excellent ozone, weather and ageing resistance. The oil compatibility depends on the content of aromatic hydrocarbons in the oil.

MVQ is soot free and is suitable for electrical insulation

Temperature range: from -60° up to +200°C (short term up to +230°C). Swelling in mineral oils is low, but depends very much on the composition of the oil. The compatibility with additivated oil is better, than in case with NBR. MVQ has a high gas permeability.


Good resistance Low resistance
Engine and transmission oil of aliphatic nature, also sulfur oils Aromatic mineral oils
Brake fluids based on glycol Fuel
Adipose and vegetable oils Silicone oils and grease
Water Aromatic hydrocarbon (toulene, benzol)
Fire-resistant pneumatic fluids HFD-R (phosphoric acid ester) and HFD-S(chlorinated hydrocarbons) low molecular weight chlorinated hydrocarbons (trichlorethylene)
Dilute salt solutions Overheated steam up to 120°С (only short time steam sterilization is possible)
Acids and alkalis


MVQ can be used for production of O-Rings and other seal parts. MVQ is mainly used in cases where are no other alternatives because of high temperatures and chemical stress. Due to its low mechanical properties use should be reduced to static application.

MVQ is used as a sealing material in the pharmaceutical and food industry.

Mainly used

  • Special seals in the chemical and food industry
  • Rotary shaft seals for special use
  • O-rings

MVQ Material Data Sheet

Properties Value Unit Standard
Hardness 82 Sh A DIN 53505
Density 1,506 g/cm³ DIN 53479 or DIN EN ISO 1183-1
Compression set 175°C / 22 h 12,5 % DIN 53517 or DIN ISO 815-1
100 % modulus 5,2 MPa DIN 53504
Rebound resilience 54 % DIN 53512
Tensile strength 6,4 MPa DIN 53504
Elongation at break 181 % DIN 53504
Tear strength 13,9 N/mm DIN 53515 or DIN ISO 34-1 A
Abrasion - mm³ DIN 53516  
Min. service temperature -60 °C  
Max. service temperature +200 °C  

All above established data results from random tests which were taken from the functioning production. All data was stated based on standard test-products in accordance with ISO, DIN and ASTM standards and can substantially not be extended to the completed seal. Our practical technical recommendation, either oral, written or through tests is given in conformity with our best knowledge. However, this data is to be regarded as non-obligatory advice, also taking into consideration any protective rights of a third party, and does not acquit you from making tests with our product in relation to its adaptability for the assigned process and intendment. Utilization, application and processing of the products befall completely outside of our control and are therefore solely your liability. As regards the responsibility, it will be limited to all damages in the value of the product which we delivered and you applied. Certainly, we do assure the immaculate quality of our products in concordance with our general sales and delivery conditions.

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