Dow Corning 510 is the common name for the chemical Dimethylsiloxane, a silicone-based compound used widely in the medical and automotive industries. It is also used as a lubricant, defoamer, and sealant in other industries.
When rubber is exposed to Dow Corning 510, it can cause swelling, softening, and UV degradation. These failures can be accelerated if Dow Corning 510 is exposed to extreme temperatures or other chemicals. In some cases, the rubber may become brittle and crack or disintegrate. It is important to use rubber compounds that are resistant to Dow Corning 510 and other chemicals when designing seals and gaskets.
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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