Codeine is a drug derived from the poppy plant and is closely related to morphine. It is used for the relief of mild to moderate pain and as an antitussive (cough suppressant). Common industries that use codeine are pharmaceuticals, healthcare, and recreational.
When rubber is exposed to codeine it can cause cracking and swelling, as well as discoloration and embrittlement. These types of failures are common when rubber is exposed to codeine and other similar drugs. In addition, codeine can also degrade the adhesive that is used to bond rubber components together, leading to further failures.
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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