Vinyl benzene, also known as vinylbenzene, is a chemical used in a variety of industries. It is commonly found in the production of plastics and rubbers, and is also used in the production of dyes, solvents, and pharmaceuticals.
When rubber is exposed to vinyl benzene, it can cause swelling, discoloration, and cracking. Over time, this can lead to the breakdown of the rubber, and eventual failure. Additionally, vinyl benzene can have a negative reaction to certain rubber fillers and additives. This can lead to an overall weakening of the rubber, and can cause the rubber to become brittle and prone to cracking.
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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