Hydrogen peroxide, also known as H2O2, is a colorless liquid with a sharp, distinct odor. It is used in a variety of industries, including the chemical and medical industries, for its strong oxidizing properties. It is also used in many household products such as laundry detergents and cleaning products.
When rubber is exposed to hydrogen peroxide, it can cause hardening and embrittlement of the material. Over time, the rubber can become brittle, leading to cracks and fractures. In some cases, exposure to hydrogen peroxide can also accelerate oxidation, resulting in discoloration and further degradation of the rubber material.
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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