Ethyl valerate is an ester that is commonly used in the manufacture of perfumes, flavors, and fragrances. It is also used as a solvent for paints and coatings, and as an intermediate in the synthesis of other chemicals.
When exposed to ethyl valerate, rubber components can experience swelling, cracking, and discoloration. This can lead to a decrease in the lifespan of the rubber material and eventual failure of the product. Additionally, ethyl valerate can cause the rubber to become brittle and prone to cracking or breaking, leading to a loss of performance and potential safety risks.
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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