ATL0857, also known as benzyl alcohol, is a colorless liquid with a mild, sweet odour. It is a common solvent used in the manufacture of cosmetics, perfumes, printing inks, and pharmaceuticals. It is also used as a fuel additive and in the preparation of rubber and plastic polymers.
When exposed to benzyl alcohol, rubber seals and gaskets may experience a variety of failure modes. These can include swelling, softening, and cracking of the rubber, as well as a decrease in the rubber's elasticity. In addition, benzyl alcohol can act as a solvent and cause the rubber to break down, leading to a loss of structural integrity. To protect against these types of failure, rubber seals should be made from materials that are compatible with benzyl alcohol, such as fluorocarbon, nitrile, or polyurethane.
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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