Alkyl acetone, also known as 2-propanone, methyl ethyl ketone, or MEK, is a colorless liquid with a sweet, pungent odor. It is widely used in the production of coatings and adhesives, as a solvent in the production of rubber and plastics, and as a cleaner and degreaser.
When rubber is exposed to alkyl acetone, it can cause the rubber to swell and degrade, leading to cracking and embrittlement. Alkyl acetone can also cause the rubber to soften, leading to a loss in tensile strength and elongation. In extreme cases, exposure to alkyl acetone can also cause rubber to become brittle and break down completely.
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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