Coffee is a beverage made from the roasted beans of the coffee plant. It is widely consumed for its stimulant effects and often used to aid in productivity. Common industries that use coffee are hospitality, food service, and retail.
When rubber is exposed to coffee it can cause softening, discoloration, and embrittlement. These types of failures are commonly caused by the caffeine and other acidic components found in coffee. In addition, coffee 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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