Chlorinated naphthalene is also known as mothballs and is used as a fumigant and insect repellent in the agricultural and household industries. It is also used as a fuel additive, an absorbent for oil spills, and as a fire retardant for wood and other materials.
When exposed to chlorinated naphthalene, common types of rubber failures can include increased hardness, decreased flexibility, and cracking due to embrittlement. The chemical can also cause rubber to swell and become soft and weak, leading to reduced strength and tear resistance. Additionally, the chemical can cause rubber to become discolored or stained, resulting in an aesthetically unappealing finish.
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