Perchloroethylene, also known as tetrachloroethylene, is a chlorinated hydrocarbon commonly used as a solvent in dry cleaning and metal degreasing. It is also used in the production of other chemicals, such as vinyl chloride.
When rubber is exposed to perchloroethylene, the rubber can swell, leading to weakened seals and gaskets, potentially resulting in leakage. Additionally, the solvent can cause cracking and brittleness of the rubber, leading to premature failure. As a result, exposure to perchloroethylene should be minimized.
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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