Ammonium fluoride is also commonly known as ammonium hydrogen fluoride and has a variety of uses in industries such as mining, metallurgy, oil refining, chemicals, and glass. It is used as a fluxing agent in welding, soldering, and brazing; as an electrolyte in electroplating; and as a cleaning agent in pickling baths.
When rubber is exposed to ammonium fluoride, it can cause the rubber to become brittle and crack. The rubber can also become stained or discolored due to its corrosive nature. The rubber can also suffer from swelling and distortion due to the high pH levels of ammonium fluoride. In extreme cases, the rubber can be completely corroded and disintegrated.
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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