Carbon tetrachloride, also known as tetrachloromethane, is a colorless, odorless chemical compound used in numerous industrial applications, such as fire extinguishers, aerosol sprays, and cleaning agents. It is also used in some laboratory chemical reactions.
When exposed to rubber, carbon tetrachloride can cause swelling, cracking, and hardening of the material. Over time, the rubber can become brittle and the seals can fail due to the breakdown of the rubber. Additionally, the chemical can cause discoloration of the rubber material, leading to further weakening of the seal.
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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