Trichloroethane (also known as 1,1,1-trichloroethane, methyl chloroform, and chlorothene) is a chemical compound primarily used in the production of refrigerants and aerosol propellants.
When rubber is exposed to trichloroethane, it can cause the rubber to become brittle, resulting in cracking and breaking. Additionally, the rubber can become discolored and suffer physical damage, such as swelling and shrinking. Prolonged exposure to trichloroethane can lead to further weakening of the rubber, leading to a decrease in its strength and durability.
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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