Capric acid, also known as decanoic acid, is a saturated fatty acid found in many animal oils and fats. It is widely used in the food industry as an emulsifier and preservative, as well as in the pharmaceutical industry as an active ingredient in medications.
When rubber materials are exposed to capric acid, they can suffer from accelerated aging, cracking, and embrittlement. The rubber can also become softer and weaken, resulting in decreased elasticity and seal failure. Additionally, the rubber can become discolored and swell, which can lead to a decrease in overall performance.
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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