Aspartic acid, also known as asphalt, is a naturally occurring amino acid found in many foods and used in various industries. It is an essential nutrient in the human diet and is used in the production of plastics and detergents. Aspartic acid is also used in the production of food additives, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics.
When rubber is exposed to aspartic acid, it can cause the rubber to become brittle or degrade. This can lead to rubber becoming cracked or brittle, leading to potential leaks and structural failure. Aspartic acid can also cause rubber to swell, leading to potential loss of elasticity or strength. Finally, aspartic acid can cause rubber to become sticky, leading to poor performance and decreased durability.
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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