Zinc Plating Solution is commonly known as Zinc Electroplating and is used in a variety of industries from automotive to electronics. It is used to create a protective coating over metal surfaces to protect against corrosion and oxidation.
Common types of failures when rubber is exposed to Zinc Plating Solution include discoloration, cracking, and swelling. The zinc can cause the rubber to become discolored due to a reaction between the rubber and the zinc. Cracking can occur due to the zinc making the rubber brittle, resulting in cracking and tearing over time. Additionally, the rubber may swell due to the absorption of the zinc, leading to deformation and a weakened bond between the rubber and the surface it is bonded to.
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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