Ozone is a triatomic molecule made up of three oxygen atoms (O3). It is commonly found in the stratosphere of the Earth’s atmosphere and is a major component of air pollution in urban areas. Ozone has a variety of industrial and environmental uses, such as wastewater treatment, air purification, and food preservation.
When rubber is exposed to ozone, it can cause rapid oxidation of the material. This oxidation can lead to cracking and embrittlement of the rubber, making it more prone to failure. Additionally, ozone can cause discoloration of the rubber due to its bleaching effect. Swelling of the rubber can also occur due to ozone absorption, creating a larger footprint than the original 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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