Milk of lime, also known as calcium hydroxide or hydrated lime, is a white powdery substance that is produced by combining calcium oxide with water. It is commonly used in the manufacturing of paper, cement, and glass, as well as in water treatment to raise the pH levels of water.
When rubber is exposed to milk of lime, it can cause the material to swell and become softer. This can result in cracks, tears, and other forms of damage to the rubber. Additionally, the acidic nature of milk of lime can corrode and degrade the rubber, leading to discoloration, softness, and a decrease in overall strength.
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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