Piperazine is an organic compound made from nitrogen, carbon, and hydrogen atoms. Commonly used as an antihelminthic agent and a mild sedative, piperazine can also be found in cosmetics, food flavoring agents, and insecticides.
When exposed to piperazine, rubber can become brittle and crack, leading to eventual failure. Additionally, piperazine can cause the rubber to become hard and inflexible, making it difficult to process and form into the desired shape. In extreme cases, piperazine can cause the rubber to swell and become porous, which can lead to leaks or complete failure.
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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