Cadmium nitrate, also known as Cd(NO3)2, is commonly used as a pigment and as an ingredient in leather tanning and electroplating processes. It is also used in fertilizers, fireworks, and explosives.
Common types of failures when rubber is exposed to cadmium nitrate include discoloration, cracking, hardening, and the formation of a thick, tacky surface. This is because the nitrate increases the hardness and brittleness of the rubber material. The nitrate can also corrode the rubber, leading to cracking and accelerated aging. In addition, the nitrate can cause the rubber to become more susceptible to ozone and ultraviolet light.
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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