Acetamide is also known as acetic acid or ethanamide and is a common chemical used in the production of ethylene glycol, cosmetics, and agricultural and pharmaceutical applications. Acetamide is used as an intermediate for the production of plastics, resins, dyes, and pharmaceuticals.
When exposed to acetamide, rubber materials such as natural rubber, nitrile rubber, and silicone rubber are known to degrade and suffer from surface corrosion. This degradation can cause a decrease in material strength and flexibility, as well as brittleness and cracking. In extreme cases, severe swelling and cracking of the rubber material may occur. Natural rubber is particularly vulnerable to the reaction and can suffer from accelerated aging when exposed for extended periods of time.
Fluorosilicone o-rings are a hybrid of silicone and FKM resulting in great jet fuel resistance with high and low temperature performance. Also widely used in semiconductor Ashing equipment with strong resistance to oxygen plasma, FVMQ fluorosilicone o-rings also feature excellent flexibility, compression resistance, aging and sunlight resistance, and overall wide range of basic chemical resistance.
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