Salt Water, also known as seawater, is a mixture of water and dissolved salts. It is commonly used in oceanography, marine biology, and chemistry. It is also used in many industries including shipping, desalination, and recreation.
When rubber is exposed to salt water, it can suffer from a variety of issues, including discoloration, swelling, cracking, and softening. Salt water is highly corrosive, and can cause rubber seals to breakdown and fail over time. Additionally, salt water can cause the rubber to become brittle and swell, which can lead to further failure of 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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