KEL0F Liquids, also known as ethylene glycol monoethyl ether, are a clear, colorless liquid with a mild ether-like odor. It is used in many industries, including rubber and plastics, as an anti-freeze, solvent, and wetting agent.
When rubber is exposed to KEL0F Liquids, it can cause a variety of failures. These can include swelling, softening, discoloration, and loss of strength. The extent of the failure will depend on the type of rubber, the concentration of the chemical, and the length of exposure. Natural rubber and other rubber materials with high plasticizer content are especially vulnerable to damage from KEL0F Liquids. Additionally, prolonged exposure to KEL0F Liquids can cause plasticizers to leach out of the rubber, resulting in embrittlement and cracking.
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