Sodium Carbonate, also known as soda ash or washing soda, is a chemical compound commonly used in industries such as glass production, soap making, and water treatment. Common uses for sodium carbonate include pH adjustment, cleaning, and water softening.
When rubber is exposed to sodium carbonate, the rubber can become brittle and cracked. This type of failure is caused by the chemical reaction that occurs between the sodium carbonate and the rubber, resulting in the rubber becoming weakened over time. Additionally, the rubber may become discolored, brittle, and even swell due to the chemical reaction. In extreme cases, the rubber may become brittle enough to break apart.
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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