The chart below is intended to help in the material selection stage of designing rubber parts / products. Rubber compounding is a very broad and technical field, since basic rubbers or elastomers are mixed with various chemicals and ingredients (and even with each other) to obtain desired physical properties.

Please note that the price comparisons shown are relative as prices fluctuate in accordance with the market rates.

material cost comparison
Viton 100%
Silicone 69%
Urethane 55%
Nitrile 45%
Neoprene 41%
EPDM 36%
Natural Rubber 18%
SBR 14%