Sulfur, also known as brimstone, is a chemical element found naturally in many minerals and rocks. It is a non-metallic element that is odorless and tasteless. Sulfur is used in many industries, including the production of fertilizers, sulfuric acid, rubber, and pharmaceuticals.
When rubber is exposed to sulfur, it can suffer from swelling, hardening, embrittlement, softening, and discoloration. In extreme cases, rubber can be attacked and dissolved by this chemical. Additionally, sulfur can degrade rubber by leaching out plasticizers, leading to a decrease in the rubber’s flexibility and strength. It can also cause changes in the rubber’s compound, leading to a decrease in the rubber’s performance and durability. Additionally, sulfur can cause cracking and lead to premature failure of rubber components.
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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