Dichloromethane, also known as methylene chloride, is a versatile chemical used in a variety of industries including paint stripping, metal cleaning and degreasing, aerosol propellants, and as a chemical intermediate.
When exposed to dichloromethane, rubber and plastic materials can be affected by swelling, discoloration, cracking, softening, and embrittlement. Swelling can lead to a loss of elasticity or flexibility, while cracking and softening can lead to a complete failure of the material. In some cases, the dichloromethane may react with the rubber material leading to a breakdown of the material.
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