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3M™ Dyneon™ Fluoroelastomer FC 2178

3M Product Number FC 2178
  • High-viscosity gumstock without incorporated curatives
  • Used in compression molding
  • Can be used to increase viscosity and green strength
  • Amine or bisphenol curable
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Attribute Name
Color Family
Compression Set
10 %
Cure Technology
Raw Gum
Fluorine Content
65.9 %
CPI/Semicon, Defense, Electrical, Mining, Oil & Gas, Rubber and Plastic, Transportation
Manufacturing Segment
Net Weight (Imperial)
1320 lb, 2.2 lb, 55 lb
Net Weight (Metric)
1 kg, 25 kg, 598.739 kg
Post Cure
24 hr @ 260 °C
Press Cure
7 min @ 177 °C
Product Color
Translucent Amber
Shelf Life
3 Year
Specific Gravity
Tensile Strength (Imperial)
2275 psi
Tensile Strength (Metric)
15.7 MPa
  • High-viscosity gumstock without incorporated curatives
  • Used in compression molding
  • Can be used to increase viscosity and green strength
  • Amine or bisphenol curable

3M™ Dyneon™ Fluoroelastomer FC 2178 is a high-viscosity copolymer of vinylidene fluoride and hexafluoropropylene with a 65.9% fluorine content. This fluoroelastomer (FKM) is curable with amine or bisphenol-type curing agents, and does not include an incorporated curative.

A Raw Gum
3M™ Dyneon™ Fluoroelastomer FC 2178 is a raw gum used for increasing viscosity and green strength. This FKM can be used in compression molding, and is amine or bisphenol curable.

Dyneon fluoroelastomer FC 2178 can be compounded using standard water-cooled internal mixers or two-roll mills with standard fillers and ingredients utilized in typical FKM formulations. The dry ingredients should be blended before adding to the masticated gum. For best results, Dyneon fluoroelastomer FC 2178 should be banded on the mill prior to adding the blended dry ingredients. Once mixed, the compounded stocks have good scorch resistance and storage stability.

Offering Different Quantities to Meet the Needs of the Job
Dyneon fluoroelastomer FC 2178 is packaged in slab form and is available in a returnable bulk shipping container system for 1,320 Ibs (600 kg) of material. The bulk container system is comprised of 48 individual polyethylene bags containing 27.5 Ibs (12.5 kg) of product. Smaller quantities are available in 55.1 Ib (25.0 kg) boxes.

Delivering Custom Solutions
3M offers over 50 grades of fluoroelastomers with varying monomer composition, Mooney viscosity and fluorine content. This broad offering, combined with our expertise in application and product development, translates into greater design flexibility.

For decades, we have been able to supply unique solutions to meet the increasing market challenges in developing and producing state-of-the-art fluoroelastomer products at the highest quality level. This goes hand-in-hand with our unparalleled commitment to research and customer support. Like all of our products, 3M™ Dyneon™ Fluoroelastomer FC 2178 is backed by skilled researchers at several 3M tech service laboratories. Collectively, our staff has decades of experience researching, developing and improving upon fluoroelastomers. Toward that end, we are in regular communication with customers who deliver feedback – allowing us to improve existing products and deliver custom solutions. All of this is part of an unrelenting drive to deliver top products to our customers. From coatings to calendered sheets, tubing to molded goods, 3M has a solution for your specialty application.

Recommended Applications

  • Compression molding
  • Viscosity modification
  • Green strength modification