Aluminum Hydroxide is also known as Alum, Hydrated Aluminum Oxide, Aluminum Hydrate, and Alumina Hydrate. It is commonly used in many industries, including pharmaceuticals, ceramics, and water treatment. It is used as a pH regulator and as a flocculant to bind together suspended particles and impurities.
When rubber is exposed to Aluminum Hydroxide, it can cause swelling, cracking, and hardening due to the formation of hydrolysis products. The rubber can also become brittle, which can lead to catastrophic failure. It is important to use rubber materials that are resistant to Aluminum Hydroxide in applications where the chemical is present, such as seals for pipes and tanks.
Viton ® o-rings from Marco Rubber offer excellent compatibility with a range of chemicals, oils and resist high temperatures up to 400F. Viton ® is also known as FKM made of fluoroelastomer one of the most versatile and widely used sealing materials.
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