Creosylic acid is also known as cresylic acid or hexahydrobenzoic acid. It is a colorless liquid with a pungent odor and is used as a wood preservative, disinfectant, and in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals, dyes, and soaps.
When rubber is exposed to creosylic acid, it can cause the rubber to become weak, brittle, and crack. Additionally, the acid can penetrate the rubber and cause it to swell and soften, leading to a decrease in its physical and mechanical properties. This can result in the premature failure of rubber components, such as gaskets and seals.
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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