Butyl acetate, also known as butyl ethanoate, is a common organic compound used in a variety of industries. It is used as a solvent in the paint and coating industry, as a component in the production of lacquers and adhesives, and in the manufacture of printing inks. When exposed to rubber, butyl acetate can cause swelling and possible cracking due to the chemical's ability to dissolve certain rubber compounds. It can also cause the rubber to become more brittle and susceptible to cracking or tearing. To prevent these types of failures, it is important to select a rubber material that is appropriate for the environment, as well as to take steps to limit the amount of exposure to the chemical.
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