Ethylene dibromide is also known as EDB, Bromoethane, and Dibromoethane. It is a colorless liquid with a slightly sweet odor that is primarily used as a fumigant, pesticide, and solvent. Common uses of ethylene dibromide include agriculture, wood preservation, and manufacturing.
When rubber is exposed to ethylene dibromide, there is a risk of swelling, cracking, and embrittlement. These failures are due to the chemical's ability to break down the bonds that hold the rubber molecules together. Additionally, ethylene dibromide can cause discoloration of the rubber and weaken its tensile strength.
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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