Which Durometer Should I Use For My Application?

Durometer Gauge

Durometer Range Suggestions And Physical Considerations

There are times when researching for a project, you need some qualifying information to get you started.  Below, we have included a chart with suggested durometer ranges for various applications.  In conjunction with that, we have listed physical properties that you should consider for each use..

Index of Physical Considerations

A – Tear Resistance

B – Compression Set

C – Rebound (Resilience)

D – Abrasion Resistance

E – Load Bearing Ability

F – Chemical/Water Resistance

G – Heat/Cold Resistance

H – Frictional Properties

I – Ability To Handle Dynamic Forces

J – Shock Absorption

ApplicationShore "A"Shore "D"Physical Considerations
Bumpers50A - 80A B,C,I,J
Bushings, Cams & Bearings 90A50D - 70DB,E,F,G,H,I
Check Valves60A - 90AB,C,F,G
Chute & Hopper Liners60A - 90A50DA,D,F,H
Clamps60A - 90AB,E,G,H
Cutting Board Surfaces90A50D - 70DA,C,I
Drive Rollers50A - 90AD,E,F,G,H,I
Flexible Couplings50A - 90AA,E,G,I,J
Gaskets50A - 90A50DB,F,G
Gears90A50D - 70DA,D,E,F,G,I
Light Drive Belts60A - 90A50DA,D,F,G,H
Mallet Heads90A50D - 70DA,C,J
Metal Forming Pads70A - 90A50DA,K
Mounts50A - 90AB,E,G,J
Printing Rollers20A - 50AC,F
Pulley/Sheave Liners60A - 90A50DD,G,H,I

Pump Impellers
90A50D - 70DD,F,G
Scrapper Blades60A - 90A50D - 60DA,D,F,G,H
Seals50A - 90A50DB,F,G
Stripper Springs80A - 90A50DC,F,H,J
Tires & Wheels60A - 90A50D - 60DB,C,D,E,H,I

If you have any questions, please give us a call at (800)888-5156 and one of our technical sales people can assist you.