Chlorobutadiene, also known as butadiene chloride, is a colorless, flammable liquid with a sharp, acrid odor. Common uses for this chemical include as a solvent in rubber processing, as a chemical intermediate in the production of synthetic rubber and plastic, and as a fire retardant in textiles and other materials.
When rubber is exposed to chlorobutadiene, it can cause swelling, cracking, and embrittlement due to the chemical's corrosive nature. In some cases, the rubber may be degraded to the point where it becomes brittle and breaks down, leading to a complete failure. Additionally, exposure to chlorobutadiene can cause rubber to become less flexible and more prone to cracking. Long-term exposure to the chemical may also cause the rubber to become more brittle and less resistant to wear.
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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