DIHEXYL PHTHALATE is also known as Di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP) and is a plasticizer commonly used in plastic products such as food containers and medical equipment. DEHP is also used as a lubricant in many industries, including the automotive and aerospace industries.
When rubber is exposed to DEHP, the material can become brittle and cracked due to the plasticizer's solvent properties. This can lead to cracking and abrasion of the rubber material, resulting in leaks and other failures. DEHP can also cause swelling of rubber, resulting in a loss of mechanical integrity and making the material more prone to stretching and tearing. In some cases, prolonged exposure to DEHP can cause irreparable damage to rubber seals.
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