MIL-0C-04339 is also known as Ethylene Glycol Monomethyl Ether. It is commonly used as a solvent, in printing inks, and as a cleaning agent.
When rubber is exposed to ethylene glycol monomethyl ether, it can cause the rubber to swell and soften, reducing its strength and elasticity. The solvent can also corrode the rubber, leading to cracks and holes in the material. In addition, the solvent can cause the rubber to degrade, leading to discoloration, brittleness, and ultimately loss of physical properties. The rubber may also become brittle and crack due to the solvent's ability to dissolve certain rubber materials.
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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