VINEGAR, also known as acetic acid, is primarily used as a condiment and preservative. In some industries, it is used as a cleaning agent, disinfectant and deodorizer.
When rubber is exposed to vinegar, it can cause the rubber to swell and become soft due to the acidic nature of the vinegar. This can lead to a decrease in the strength and durability of the rubber, as well as discoloration. Additionally, the vinegar can cause the rubber to crack and degrade, leading to further damage.
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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