Cadmium oxide, also known as CdO, is a chemical compound commonly used in the production of pigments, batteries, and semiconductors. It is also used in the production of glass and ceramics.
Common types of failures when rubber is exposed to cadmium oxide include discoloration, cracking, and accelerated aging. The oxide can cause the rubber to become brittle and hard due to the increased hardness of the material. In addition, the oxide can corrode the rubber, leading to cracking and accelerated aging. The oxide can also 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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