Chlorinated salt brine, also known as chlorine salt water, is a solution of salt and chlorine that is used in a variety of industries including water treatment, food preservation, and industrial cleaning. It is also used for swimming pool maintenance and snow and ice removal.
When exposed to chlorinated salt brine, rubber can experience physical and chemical degradation. Common types of rubber failures due to this chemical include cracking, swelling, and discoloration. The chemical can also cause rubber to become brittle and lose its strength and tear resistance. Additionally, the chemical can cause rubber to become soft and weak, leading to decreased flexibility and increased hardness.
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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