Sodium hypochlorite, also known as bleach, is most commonly used as a disinfectant and whitening agent in household and industrial applications. It is also used in the production of textiles, paper, and drinking water. Common types of failure when rubber is exposed to sodium hypochlorite include swelling, hardening, and cracking, as well as discoloration, corrosion, and loss of flexibility. In severe cases, the rubber may be completely degraded when exposed to the chemical.
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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