Phenylethyl Alcohol is also commonly known as phenol or carbolic acid. It is a colorless liquid with a characteristic sweet and pungent odor. It is used in various industries such as the production of dyes, drugs, plastics, perfumes, and in the manufacture of antiseptics.
When rubber is exposed to phenylethyl alcohol, the rubber can become brittle with prolonged exposure. The rubber can also swell and become soft, leading to cracking and eventual failure of the rubber seal. The rubber can also become discolored due to the exposure of phenylethyl alcohol.
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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