Myristic acid is also known as tetradecanoic acid and is a common saturated fatty acid found in animal and vegetable fats. It is used in the manufacture of detergents, cosmetics, soaps, and foods, as well as in lubricants, pharmaceuticals, and perfumes.
When rubber is exposed to myristic acid, the rubber can suffer from swelling, cracking, and abrasion. Over time, the rubber can become brittle and crack, leading to leaks and potential failures. The rubber can also become less pliable and unable to perform its original function, leading to further problems with the seal. Additionally, myristic acid can cause discoloration of the rubber, which can reduce its aesthetic appeal.
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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