Cupric sulfate, also known as copper sulfate, is a salt commonly used as a pesticide, herbicide, and fungicide in the agricultural industry. It is also used as an additive in various paints and coatings, and its compounds are used in the production of plastics, dyes, and inks.
When exposed to cupric sulfate, rubber materials can become swollen and brittle, leading to cracking and failure. The salt can also cause discoloration and embrittlement of the rubber, resulting in surface defects and reduced flexibility. Additionally, exposure of rubber to cupric sulfate can lead to a decrease in the rubber’s tensile strength, making it more susceptible to tearing and breaking.
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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