Cellulose ether, also known as methylcellulose, is a hydrophilic polymer commonly used as a thickener and stabilizer in a variety of industries. It is commonly used in pharmaceuticals, foods, cosmetics, and paper products.
When rubber is exposed to cellulose ether, it can cause swelling due to the absorption of moisture. This can result in a decrease in mechanical strength and an increase in permeability. In addition, the material can cause discoloration of the rubber due to UV exposure. It can also affect the adhesion properties of the rubber, resulting in a decrease in bond strength and integrity.
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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