Octachlorotoluene, also known as octa, octo, perchlorotoluene, and perchlorobenzene, is an aromatic hydrocarbon with a variety of industrial applications. It is used as a solvent in paints, printing inks, adhesives, and in the production of pharmaceuticals. Octachlorotoluene can have a damaging effect on rubber when exposed to it for an extended period of time. The rubber material can suffer from swelling, brittleness, cracking, discoloration, and a decrease in tensile strength. In extreme cases, the rubber can become brittle and break, leading to a complete failure of the material.
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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