Diethyl Carbonate, also known as DEC, is a chemical compound used in a variety of industries, such as pharmaceuticals, food, and cosmetics. Common uses of diethyl carbonate include the production of plastics, the manufacture of pharmaceuticals, and the formulation of cosmetics.
When rubber components are exposed to diethyl carbonate, swelling and softening of the rubber can occur. This can lead to a decrease in strength, durability, and performance of the rubber seal. Additionally, the rubber can become more susceptible to cracking and tearing, leading to a decrease in sealing capabilities. Over time, the rubber can also break down due to the presence of diethyl carbonate, resulting in a decrease in reliability.
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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