Carbon bisulfide, also known as carbon disulfide, is a colorless, volatile liquid with a sweet, ether-like odor. Its primary use is in the production of viscose rayon, cellulose films, and plastics, though it is also used as a solvent in paint and varnish removers and as an insecticide.
When rubber is exposed to carbon bisulfide, it can cause swelling, softening, and cracking. Natural rubber is especially susceptible to the effects of carbon bisulfide, and long-term exposure can cause embrittlement and complete failure. Synthetic rubbers are more resistant, but can still be damaged if exposed for long periods of time. Care should be taken to choose the right rubber for the job and use proper protection to avoid any potential damage.
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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