Pentyl Pentanoate, also known as Pentane, 30methyl, is a hydrocarbon found in crude oil and is commonly used as a solvent in the paint, resin, and varnish industries. It is also used to make some types of lubricants, as well as in aerosol propellants and as a de-icing agent.
One of the main risks when rubber is exposed to pentyl pentanoate is accelerated swelling, as the material is hygroscopic and absorbs moisture from the air. This can cause the rubber to become soft and break down more quickly than expected. Additionally, exposure to the chemical can cause rubber to become brittle and crack. This can weaken the material and leave it more vulnerable to further damage.
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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