Dry cleaning fluids, also known as perchloroethylene, are a type of chemical solvent commonly used in the dry cleaning industry to remove dirt and stains from fabrics. It is also used in some consumer products such as spot removers and degreasers. Dry cleaning fluids are highly flammable and can be hazardous if inhaled or ingested.
When rubber materials are exposed to dry cleaning fluids, the most common type of failure is a breakdown of the rubber’s molecular structure. This can cause rubber to become brittle and cracked, or it can cause the rubber to swell and become soft. Additionally, dry cleaning fluids can cause rubber to become sticky or tacky, making it unsuitable for use in many applications.
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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