Ethylene glycol, also known as ethane-1,2-diol, is a colorless and odorless organic compound used in a variety of industries. Common uses include antifreeze, coolants, fire retardants, solvents and surfactants. It is also used in the production of polyester fibers, cellophane and polyurethane foam.
Rubber materials such as neoprene, nitrile, and EPDM are not resistant to ethylene glycol and can suffer from swelling and embrittlement due to absorption of the chemical. The compounds may also cause stress cracking, discoloration and other physical changes in the rubber. For this reason, it is important to select a rubber material that is resistant to ethylene glycol when exposed to this chemical.
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