Trichloroethyl phosphate (also known as TCP) is a heavy-duty industrial solvent and cleaning agent primarily used in metal degreasing and parts cleaning. It is also used as a flame retardant and is an active ingredient in certain types of paint strippers.
Common failures when rubber is exposed to trichloroethyl phosphate can include cracking, swelling, softening, or discoloration. The chemical can also accelerate the rate of aging in rubber materials, leading to a decrease in performance and an increase in the chance of failure. Additionally, trichloroethyl phosphate can cause deterioration of rubber and other plastic materials, making them brittle and prone to failure.
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