DIBROMOTETRAFLUOROETHANE is also known as Halon 2402, CFC-14b, and bromotrifluoroethane. It is a colorless, nonflammable gas used in fire extinguishers and in some refrigeration systems. When rubber is exposed to DIBROMOTETRAFLUOROETHANE, it can cause swelling, cracking, embrittlement, and discoloration due to the compound's ability to dissolve in the rubber and disrupt the polymer chains. Additionally, these compounds can cause the rubber to become brittle and crack due to the production of hardening agents. Prolonged exposure to DIBROMOTETRAFLUOROETHANE can also lead to accelerated oxidation and degradation of the rubber.
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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