PYROGALLOL, also known as Pyrogallol or 1,2,3-Trihydroxybenzene, is a chemical commonly used in a variety of industries. Common uses include the production of dyes and photographic developers, as well as in the manufacturing of certain types of inks, paints, and other coatings.
When exposed to PYROGALLOL, rubber can suffer from a number of issues, including swelling, hardening, and discoloration. This is due to the chemical’s ability to break down the rubber’s chemical bonds, leading to reduced elasticity and strength. Additionally, PYROGALLOL can corrode the rubber, leading to cracks and other defects that can cause the rubber seal to fail. Furthermore, the chemical can cause the rubber to become brittle, leading to further issues with the seal.
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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