Dimethyl phenyl methanol, commonly known as DPM, is primarily used as a solvent in the production of pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, plastics and paints. DPM is also used as an intermediate for other compounds and in the production of dyes and synthetic resins.
When exposed to DPM, rubber materials can suffer from swelling, softening, embrittlement and cracking. In some cases, the rubber can become sticky and lose its strength and elasticity. Additionally, exposure to DPM can cause rubber to become chemically degraded, leading to an increase in permeability, discoloration and a decrease in overall performance.
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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