Methyl benzoate, also known as benzoic acid methyl ester, is a colorless liquid with a sweet odor and is commonly used in fragrances, food flavoring, and in some industrial applications. It can be found in a variety of products such as perfumes, soaps, lotions, paints, dyes, and printing inks.
When rubber is exposed to methyl benzoate, it can cause a number of failures. The chemical may cause the rubber to become brittle and crack or change color. It can also lead to swelling of the rubber, which can result in decreased performance or failure of the rubber seal. In extreme cases, it can also lead to complete disintegration 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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