OLEFINS (also known as alkanes, alkenes, or aliphatic hydrocarbons) are a class of organic compounds composed of hydrogen and carbon atoms. They are commonly used in the production of plastics, fibers, and synthetic rubber.
When exposed to olefins, rubber can experience swelling, leading to a decrease in physical properties such as tensile strength and elongation. Additionally, olefins can cause the rubber to become brittle and crack, resulting in material failure. In addition, olefins can also cause the rubber to become discolored or stained, leading to aesthetic issues.
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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