MIL-G-07711 is also known as Methyl Ethyl Ketone Peroxide (MEKP). It is a common organic peroxide used as an initiator in the polymerization process of many plastics and rubbers. It is also used in the production of fiberglass and epoxy.
When rubber is exposed to MEKP, it can cause a number of adverse effects. The rubber can become brittle and crack, lose its flexibility, and suffer from abrasion and corrosion. The rubber can also lose its strength, elasticity and adhesive properties, making it unsuitable for use in many applications. Additionally, rubber parts exposed to MEKP can discolor and become discolored over time.
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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