Oxalic acid is also commonly known as ethanedioic acid, wood bleach, and sour salt. It is often used in metalworking, in the production of dyes, and as a food preservative. Common types of failure when rubber is exposed to oxalic acid include stiffening and embrittlement of the rubber material, discoloration and fading of the rubber due to oxidation, and cracking or crumbling due to breakdown of the rubber 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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