Propanol, also known as propyl alcohol or isopropanol, is a clear, colorless liquid with a distinct alcoholic odor. It is used in a wide range of industries including as an industrial solvent, a fuel, a cleaning agent, and a disinfectant.
When rubber is exposed to propanol, it can cause a number of problems. The alcohol can break down the rubber material, leading to cracks, tears, and a decrease in overall structural integrity. It can also weaken the bond between rubber and other materials, leading to an increase in leaks. Finally, it can cause rubber to become brittle, leading to cracks and other damage if exposed to extreme temperatures or stress.
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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