Ethyl Cellulose, also known as Cellulose Ethyl Ether, is a synthetic polymer used as a thickening agent, stabilizer, and emulsifier in various industries, including food and beverage, pharmaceutical, and papermaking.
When exposed to ethyl cellulose, rubber can experience a variety of failures, such as swelling, softening, shrinking, hardening, and cracking. This can lead to reduced flexibility, increased permeability, and discoloration. In addition, ethyl cellulose can cause rubber to become brittle, leading to splitting and tearing of the material. It can also cause a loss of molecular weight, leading to a decrease in strength and durability.
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