Methyl Cellosolve, also known as 2-methoxyethanol, is a colorless, volatile liquid with a sweet odor. It is commonly used as a solvent in the paint, ink and adhesives industries, and is also an important component in the production of plastics, rubbers and resins.
When rubber is exposed to Methyl Cellosolve, it can cause swelling, softening, and loss of tensile strength. In severe cases, it can cause cracking, delamination, and other types of mechanical failure. Additionally, prolonged exposure to Methyl Cellosolve can lead to a breakdown in the chemical bonds of the rubber, which can cause it to become brittle and prone to failure.
Aflas® o-rings provide excellent chemical, high temperature, and steam resistance. TFE/P rubber, Aflas® fluoropolymer materials provide dependable sealing performance in water, steam, bases, and caustic environments resulting in common use in the oil exploration and drilling industry.
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