Tetraphosphoglucosate, also known as TPG, is a common chemical used in the manufacturing of paints, plastics, and fertilizers. It is a phosphorus-containing compound that can be used as a dispersant in paints, as a plasticizer in plastics, and as a fertilizer in agriculture.
When rubber is exposed to TPG, it can cause swelling, softening, and embrittlement of the material. It can lead to cracking and breakage due to loss of elasticity and brittleness. Additionally, it can cause surface staining and discoloration, leading to a decrease in rubber's effectiveness in certain applications. TPG can also corrode metal components that are used in conjunction with rubber parts.
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