Benzoyl sulfonic acid, also known as benzenesulfonic acid, is commonly used in the production of detergents and other cleaning agents. When exposed to rubber, benzoyl sulfonic acid can cause swelling, softening, discoloration, and eventually hardening and cracking of the rubber. This failure is most common in neoprene and nitrile rubber, and can be prevented by proper selection of the rubber material and its components.
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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