Chlorohydrin, also known as Chloroform, is a colorless liquid with a sweet, ether-like odor and taste. It is widely used in the production of pharmaceuticals, resins, and dyes. It is also used in the manufacture of plastics, solvents, and refrigerants.
When rubber is exposed to Chlorohydrin, it can cause cracking, discoloration, swelling, and softening. Additionally, the chemical can cause the rubber to become brittle and it can cause the rubber to harden over time. This can lead to decreased performance of the rubber seal and in some cases, complete failure.
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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