Starch syrup, also known as corn syrup, is a food additive derived from corn that is used to sweeten and thicken food products. It is used in many industries, from baking to candy-making and even brewing.
When rubber is exposed to starch syrup, the most common type of failure is rapid degradation of the material. The syrup can draw moisture from the rubber, leading to cracking and discoloration. Additionally, the syrup can cause the rubber to swell and become brittle, reducing its strength and flexibility.
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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