Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is a colorless and odorless gas with various uses in industry. It is commonly referred to as dry ice, and is used in the food and beverage industry for cooling, in the medical industry for anesthesia, and in the fire extinguishing industry. Carbon dioxide is also used in the production of carbonated drinks.
When rubber is exposed to carbon dioxide, it can cause discoloration, cracking, and softening of the rubber due to the oxidation of the rubber surface. The rubber may also become brittle and lose its flexibility and elasticity. In addition, if carbon dioxide is present in a high concentration, it can lead to irreversible damage to 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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