Ethylene diamine is also known as 1,2-diaminopropane and is commonly used as a corrosion inhibitor, chelating agent, and a surfactant. Ethylene diamine is found in a variety of industries including the production of paints and coatings, adhesives and sealants, and in the manufacture of rubber products.
When rubber is exposed to ethylene diamine, it can cause the rubber to become brittle and cracked due to the chemical reaction between the two components. This can lead to failure of the rubber seal or joint, leading to leakage and other problems. In addition, the chemical reaction can also cause discoloration of the rubber, reducing its aesthetic appeal.
EPDM o-rings, or ethylene propylene o-rings, are a family of synthetic elastomers with lower cost steam and chemical resistance, particularly for applications involving solvents, acids and other mild chemicals. Marco Rubber has the world’s largest inventory network of EPDM o-rings and made on demand custom manufacturing often without tooling fees, so the EPDM o-rings you need are always available. Whether it’s for water systems, braking systems, medical, pharmaceutical, food or dairy use, you can count on Marco Rubber to deliver your o-rings fast and efficiently.
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