Cinnamic Acid is also known as Cinnamic Alcohol and is commonly used in the pharmaceutical, cosmetics, and plastics industries. The chemical is used as a preservative, a fragrance component, or a flavoring agent.
When rubber is exposed to Cinnamic Acid, the rubber can become brittle and crack due to the acid's corrosive properties. The rubber can also swell and distort, leading to poor sealing performance and potential failure of the rubber part. Additionally, Cinnamic Acid can lead to premature degradation or surface damage of rubber due to accelerated oxidation.
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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