Trichloroethyl phosphates are also known as trichloroethylene, trichloroethane, TCE, and Trike. The chemical is widely used in the industrial manufacturing processes for degreasing, dry cleaning, and metal cleaning. The chemical is also used in some consumer products such as adhesives and paint strippers.
When rubber is exposed to trichloroethyl phosphates, it can cause a variety of failures. This includes swelling, hardening, cracking, and discoloration of the rubber. In extreme cases, the rubber can become brittle and break down completely. Additionally, if the chemical is not properly stored, it can cause oxygen and heat to be trapped in the rubber, leading to further degradation.
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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