Iodine, also known as Iodoform, is a chemical element that is widely used in various industries, such as medical and pharmaceutical applications, food production, water treatment, and photography. It is also used in the manufacture of certain rubber products.
When rubber is exposed to Iodoform, it can cause a variety of failure modes. The most common is oxidation, which is caused by the reaction of Iodoform with oxygen. This can cause the rubber to become brittle and break down over time. Additionally, it can cause the rubber to swell, leading to a loss of strength and flexibility. Finally, Iodoform can cause discoloration of the rubber, resulting in an unsightly appearance.
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.
View some of our other material compatibility ratings with IODOFORM. If you don't see what you're looking for or need more guidance, our team of experienced sealing design engineers can help select the best sealing products and material for your specific application.View Full Chemical Compatibility Guide