CRESYLIC ACID is a common name for the chemical CRESOL. It is used in a variety of industries including manufacturing, oil and gas, and pharmaceuticals. It is a common ingredient in paint strippers, soaps, detergents, degreasers, and disinfectants.
When rubber is exposed to CRESYLIC ACID, it can cause rapid deterioration of the rubber due to the solvents contained in the acid. This can cause swelling, cracking, and discoloration of the rubber, reducing its lifespan and potentially leading to failure in the rubber part. Additionally, certain rubber compounds may be unable to resist the acid and further deteriorate rapidly.
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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