Chlorotrifluoroethylene, also known as chlorofluorocarbon (CFC), is a synthetic chemical that is used in a variety of industries such as as plastics, refrigeration and aerosol propellants. It is also commonly known as Chlorox. In terms of rubber failures, exposure to Chlorotrifluoroethylene can lead to embrittlement and cracking of the rubber due to its high reactivity. This can result in a loss of elasticity and flexibility that is essential to the function of the rubber seal. Additionally, it can also cause the rubber to swell, leading to further deformation and weakening of the seal.
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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