Sugar syrup, also known as inverted sugar syrup, is a sugar solution composed of glucose, fructose, and other disaccharides. It is commonly used as a sweetener in food and beverage products, such as candy and soft drinks. In the pharmaceutical and industrial sectors, sugar syrup is used as a solvent and preservative in a variety of products.
When rubber is exposed to sugar syrup, the liquid can cause the rubber to swell and become soft. This can lead to decreased flexibility and seal integrity, and eventual failure of the rubber material. Additionally, the sugar syrup can corrode the metal components found in rubber seals, leading to further failures.
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