Barium oxide, also known as baryta or barite, is a white powder commonly used in the production of ceramics, glass, and enamels. It is also used in the production of certain alloys, as a filler in plastics, and as a component in fertilizers.
When rubber is exposed to barium oxide, it can cause the rubber to become brittle and weak. Additionally, the rubber can become discolored and may become sticky or brittle. In some cases, barium oxide can cause the rubber to swell or become more susceptible to accelerated aging. Additionally, barium oxide can cause the rubber to become less flexible and more prone to cracking.
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