Dichloroethane, also known as ethylene dichloride (EDC) or 1,2-dichloroethane, is an organic compound primarily used as a solvent, degreaser, and in the production of vinyl chloride. Common industries that use this chemical include automotive, pharmaceutical, and chemical manufacturing.
When rubber is exposed to dichloroethane, it can cause swelling and embrittlement of the rubber. This is due to the low molecular weight of the chemical, which causes the rubber to become soft and pliable. Additionally, dichloroethane can cause corrosion of the rubber, as well as discoloration and cracking. It is important to choose the right rubber material for any application that requires exposure to this chemical in order to minimize potential damage.
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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