Chlorobenzochloride, also known as 1,2-dichlorobenzene, is a colorless liquid with a pungent odor. It is commonly used as a solvent in the plastics and rubber industries, as a chemical intermediate in the production of dyes and pesticides, and as a flavoring agent in food products.
When rubber is exposed to chlorobenzochloride, it can experience cracking, discoloration, dryness, swelling, and embrittlement. The rubber can become more brittle and prone to cracking, which can ultimately lead to seal failure. Additionally, the rubber can become discolored, dry and brittle, and may even swell when exposed to chlorobenzochloride. In some cases, the rubber can become so brittle that it is difficult to re-seal the material.
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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