Carbitol, also known as diethylene glycol monobutyl ether, is a widely used solvent in the rubber and plastic industry. It is also used as a cosmetic additive, a paint thinner, and a metal cleaner. When rubber is exposed to Carbitol, it can cause the rubber to swell, weaken, and become brittle. This can lead to cracks and fissures in the rubber material, leading to leakages and loss of elasticity. Additionally, Carbitol can cause rubber to become sticky and gummy over time, leading to clogging and further degradation of the rubber material.
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