Copper oxide, also known as cupric oxide, is a chemical compound composed of copper and oxygen. It is commonly used in the production of ceramic glazes, dyes, paints, and semiconductors. In industrial applications, it is also used in the production of catalysts, welding rods, and insecticides.
When rubber comes into contact with copper oxide, it can cause cracking, discoloration, and softening of the material. Additionally, the rubber can lose its flexibility and become brittle. These types of failures occur when the rubber material is not compatible with copper oxide or when it is exposed to the compound for an extended period of time.
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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