Ethylene chlorohydrin, also known as 2-chloroethanol, is an organic compound used in a variety of industries, including agriculture, food production, and chemical production. It is a colorless liquid with a sweet, chloroform-like odor, and it is highly flammable.
When rubber is exposed to ethylene chlorohydrin, it is at risk of swelling, cracking, and softening of the material. Additionally, the rubber may become brittle and break down more rapidly than normal due to the corrosive properties of the chemical. In some cases, the rubber may become chemically unstable and break down into smaller molecules, leading to further degradation of the rubber. Additionally, it can cause discoloration and degradation of the rubber surface due to oxidation, which can weaken the material further.
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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