Borax, also known as sodium borate, sodium tetraborate, or disodium tetraborate, is a commonly used alkaline compound in many industries. It is used in laundry detergents, cleaning products, agriculture, and cosmetics.
When exposed to borax, rubber materials may suffer from swelling, hardening, cracking, and splitting. The alkaline properties of borax can cause the rubber material to become more brittle and rigid. Additionally, borax can cause the rubber to become more porous, leading to increased absorption of liquids, which can lead to further degradation of the rubber.
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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