Chlorine water, also known as hypochlorite solution or bleach solution, is a solution of chlorine in water. It is commonly used as a disinfectant and bleaching agent in a variety of industries, including water treatment, healthcare, and food preparation.
When rubber is exposed to chlorine water, it can cause a number of failure modes. The chlorine in the solution can react with the rubber's polymer chains, leading to discoloration, brittleness, and cracking. Additionally, the chlorine water can cause the rubber to become more permeable to other chemicals, leading to further degradation and failure. As the chlorine water breaks down the rubber's polymer chains, it can also lead to a decrease in elasticity, resulting in a decrease in performance.
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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