English Abstract
The Latest Trend of Oil Resistant Rubber
Hirofumi NOMOTO
Zeon Corporation, Research & Development Center, Rubber Group, Kawasaki-ku, Kawasaki, Japan
Nippon Gomu Kyokaishi,(2008),81(5),164-169 General Review in Japanese

The rubber materials are used for various appliations such as tires, belts, seals, gaskets, and O-rings.
We call rubbers used for parts that are required to resist to oils and fuel special-purpose rubber. Special-purpose rubber is mainly used for automotive applications.
Recently, the environment and the energy problems, which will become the most important in the future, have been closed up as big problems.
These problems affect automotive rubber parts.
As a result, the demand of HNBR, ACM and FKM increses, and this tendency will expand further in the future.
In this paper, the latest technical improvements are reported on HNBR and ACM.

Rubber, Oil Resistance, Heat Resistance, HNBR, ACM, Automotive Application,