Ascorbic acid is also known as Vitamin C and is commonly used in food and beverage products, as a dietary supplement, and in cosmetic products. It is also used as a preservative in many industrial applications, such as in the production of paper and textiles.
When rubber is exposed to ascorbic acid, it can cause the rubber to become brittle and dry out, leading to cracking and failure. Additionally, rubber can become sticky and gummy, leading to a loss of strength and elasticity. In extreme cases, the rubber may swell and blister. In order to minimize these types of failures, it is important to select a rubber material that is resistant to ascorbic acid and to also regularly inspect the rubber components for signs of damage.
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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