Dextrose is a type of sugar commonly used in food and beverage products. It is also known as glucose, dextroglucose, or grape sugar. Dextrose is often used to sweeten beverages, provide energy for athletes, and is a popular ingredient in baking and candy making.
When exposed to dextrose, rubber can become brittle and rigid, making it more likely to crack or break. Additionally, the rubber can absorb the sugar and swell, leading to a decrease in flexibility and an increased potential for leakage or other failure. Dextrose can also discolor rubber, making it difficult to use in certain applications.
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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