Water, also known as H2O, is a molecule composed of two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom. Water is an essential resource for life, and is used in many different industries and applications.
When rubber is exposed to water, it can cause swelling, shrinkage, and cracking due to changes in the rubber's physical properties. It can also lead to the breakdown of the rubber's components, leading to failure of the rubber seal. In addition, it can cause discoloration and changes in the rubber's chemical properties, such as reduced elasticity and tensile strength.
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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