Chlorinated solvents are also known as chloroform, carbon tetrachloride, trichloroethylene, tetrachloroethylene, dichloromethane, and methylene chloride. They are commonly used as solvents in a variety of industries, including paint and coating, metal cleaning, adhesives, printing inks, and more.
When rubber is exposed to chlorinated solvents, it can experience swelling, cracking, and hardening. These effects can be quite severe and can lead to the rubber material losing its flexibility and becoming brittle. Additionally, the chlorinated solvents may cause the rubber material to degrade over time.
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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