Riboflavin, or Vitamin B2, is a water-soluble vitamin that is essential for human health. It is a yellow or orange crystalline powder that is found in a variety of foods and is also a common dietary supplement. Common sources of riboflavin include eggs, milk, cheese, and fortified breakfast cereals.
When rubber is exposed to riboflavin, it can cause discoloration, staining, and deterioration of the material. Exposure to riboflavin can lead to cracking and splitting of the rubber, as well as a decrease in strength and elasticity. Additionally, riboflavin can be corrosive and can cause the rubber to swell, soften, and become brittle. Therefore, it is important to keep rubber materials protected from riboflavin to prevent any damage or deterioration.
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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