Chlorextol, also known as Bisphenol A, is an industrial chemical used in the production of polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins. It is commonly used in the food and beverage industry, as well as in the production of medical and dental products. In the rubber industry, Chlorextol is used as an antioxidant and as a stabilizer for rubber compounds.
When rubber is exposed to Chlorextol, the most common type of failure is chemical degradation. This can include hardening of the rubber, loss of elasticity, and cracking. Additionally, Chlorextol can cause the rubber to become brittle and prone to tearing, as well as discoloration due to chemical reactions.
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