MonoMethyl Ether (MME) is also known as dimethyl ether, methoxy methane, methoxymethane and methyl ether. It is a colorless gas with a sweet odor and is used in various industries including aviation, construction, electronics and pharmaceuticals.
When rubber is exposed to MME, the rubber can become degraded and brittle due to the chemical reaction of MME with rubber. The rubber can become dry and brittle over time, leading to cracking and ultimate failure. Swelling and softening of the rubber may also occur, leading to decreased tensile strength and elongation. Additionally, the rubber may become discolored and the surface of the rubber can become rough, leading to a decrease in the rubber’s service life.
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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