Methyl Valerate, also known as Methyl Pentanoate, is an ester that is found in many different types of fruits and vegetables. It is used in the production of flavO-Rings and fragrances, as well as in the manufacture of paints and coatings.
When exposed to rubber, Methyl Valerate can cause the material to become brittle and crack, leading to product failure. Additionally, it can lead to swelling and a loss of physical properties, making the rubber unusable for its intended purpose. It can also cause a loss of color, odor, and taste, which can be a major issue in certain applications.
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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