Propylene, also known as propylene chloride, is a colourless, flammable liquid that is used as a solvent in various industries such as paint, rubber, and plastics. It is also used in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals and pesticides, as well as in the production of food-grade polymers.
When exposed to propylene chloride, rubber materials can be subject to cracking, swelling, and hardening. This can be due to the material's inability to resist the chemical's corrosive and acidic properties. In some cases, it can also lead to complete breakage which can be detrimental to any rubber products. Additionally, exposure to propylene chloride can cause rubber to become brittle and lose its elasticity.
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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