Cadmium chloride, also known as cadmium dichloride, is a white, crystalline compound. It is commonly used in electroplating, as a stabilizer in plastics and polymers, and as a catalyst in organic synthesis.
When exposed to rubber, cadmium chloride can cause swelling, hardening, and cracking of the rubber. This is due to the fact that it is a highly reactive chemical, which can react with the rubber and cause it to break down. It can also cause discoloration of the rubber, due to a reaction between the chemical and the rubber’s pigment. It is important to keep cadmium chloride away from rubber to avoid these failures.
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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