Oxygen is also known as dioxygen, and is a colorless, odorless gas. It is an essential element for life, and is used in a variety of industries such as steelmaking, aerospace, and healthcare. Common types of failure when rubber is exposed to oxygen and cold temperatures include cracking and embrittlement of the rubber material, loss of elasticity, and discoloration due to oxidation.
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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