Carbon tetrachloride, also known as tetrachloromethane, is a volatile, colorless liquid with a chloroform-like odor. It is used in a variety of industrial and commercial applications such as fire extinguishers, refrigeration systems, and as a solvent for cleaning and degreasing metal parts.
When rubber is exposed to carbon tetrachloride, there is a risk of the rubber material degrading and becoming brittle over time. This can be caused by the chemical's ability to break down the rubber's elastomeric bonds and cause oxidation, leading to drying and cracking of the rubber surface. Additionally, the chemical can cause swelling and softening of the rubber material, leading to a loss of structural integrity and strength.
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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