Dimethyl Terephthalate (DMT) is a white crystalline organic compound. It is used as a monomer in the production of polyester fibers and resins, and is also used in the production of food colO-Rings, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics.
When rubber is exposed to DMT, it can cause swelling, a decrease in tensile strength and a decrease in the rubber's ability to resist abrasion and wear. Long-term exposure can cause the rubber to become brittle, discolored, and cracked. It can also reduce the rubber's ability to resist oil, ozone, and other chemicals, leading to premature failure.
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