Failure Pattern

Occurring in both static and dynamic seals exposed to atmospheres containing ozone and other air pollutants, this failure mode is marked by the appearance of many small surface cracks perpendicular to the direction of stress.

o-ring Weather or Ozone Cracking

Problem Sources

Suggested Solutions

Note: NBR will experience ozone attack when exposed to environmental elements

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