Hose Stock Types

 Comparison of hose stock types

Chemical name

Neoprene

Nitrile (Buna-N)

Butyl

Hypalon

EPDM

CPE

ASTM-SE designation

SC

SB

R

TB

R

None

SAE J14 & SAE J200

BC

BG

AA

CE

AA

None

Flame resistance

Very good

Poor

Poor

Good

Poor

Good

Petroleum base oils

Good

Excellent

Poor

Good

Poor

Very good

Diesel fuel

Good to excellent

Excellent

Poor

Poor

Poor

Very good

Resistance to gas permeation

Good

Good

Outstanding

Good to excellent

Fair to good

Good

Weather

Good to excellent

Poor

Excellent

Very good

Excellent

Good

Ozone

Good to excellent

Poor for tube
Good for cover

Excellent

Very good

Outstanding

Good

Heat

Good

Good

Excellent

Very good

Excellent

Excellent

Low temperature

Fair to good

Poor to fair

Very good

Poor

Good to excellent

Good

Water-oil emulsions

Excellent

Excellent

Good

Good

Poor

Excellent

Water-glycol emulsions

Excellent

Excellent

Excellent

Excellent

Excellent

Excellent

Diesters

Poor

Poor

Excellent

Fair

Excellent

Very good

Phosphate esters

Fair for cover

Poor

Good

Fair

Very good

Very good

Phosphate ester based emulsions

Fair for cover

Poor

Good

Fair

Very good

Very good

Medium: