Magnesium hydroxide, also known as magnesium salts, is a common chemical compound used for a variety of industrial applications. It is used in pharmaceuticals, fertilizers, refractories, and in the production of magnesium oxide. It is also used as a food additive to increase the calcium content of food, and as an antacid. In industries such as oil refining, magnesium hydroxide is used for neutralizing acid residues.
When exposed to magnesium hydroxide, rubber can suffer from a variety of common failure types. These include cracking and embrittlement of the rubber, swelling, softening and discoloration. Additionally, rubber can become brittle and fragile when exposed to magnesium hydroxide, leading to its eventual failure. The rubber may also become more prone to ozone attack and ultraviolet radiation, leading to further degradation and damage.
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