Benzine, also known as benzene, is a hydrocarbon with the chemical formula C6H6. It is a colorless, aromatic liquid that is primarily used as a solvent and in the production of petroleum-based products such as polyurethane and polystyrene. It is also used in the creation of rubber-based products such as tires, hoses, and gaskets.
When rubber is exposed to benzine, it can cause the rubber material to degrade and become brittle. The rubber may swell up and become distorted, leading to cracking and tearing of the material. It is also possible for the rubber to become completely dissolved in a concentrated solution of the solvent. Natural rubber is less resistant to the solvent than synthetic rubbers such as EPDM and Nitrile.
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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