Baking soda is also known as sodium bicarbonate, or simply bicarbonate of soda. It is a widely used chemical compound in the food, pharmaceutical and cleaning industries, as it has a variety of uses from a leavening agent to a gentle abrasive cleaner.
When rubber is exposed to baking soda, it can cause the rubber to degrade due to the alkaline nature of baking soda. The rubber may become brittle, discolored and cracked due to the reaction. In some cases, the rubber may swell or deform, making it unusable. In other cases, baking soda can corrode the rubber, causing it to deteriorate at a faster rate.
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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