Butyrolactone, also known as 4-hydroxybutyric acid, is an organic compound that is commonly used as a solvent in various industries. It is also used as a flavoring agent, and can be found in many food products.
When rubber is exposed to butyrolactone, it can cause the rubber to become brittle, which can lead to cracking and tearing. It can also cause swelling and discoloration, and in more extreme cases can cause the rubber to become sticky or melted. Additionally, exposure to UV light can cause the rubber to become discolored and fade.
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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