Cellulose nitrate, also known as nitrocellulose, is a flammable compound with a variety of industrial uses. It is commonly used in the production of lacquers, varnishes, and explosives.
When rubber is exposed to cellulose nitrate, the material can cause swelling of the rubber due to the absorption of moisture. This can lead to a decrease in mechanical strength and an increase in permeability. In addition, the material can cause discoloration of the rubber due to UV exposure. Furthermore, it can also cause embrittlement of the rubber due to a reaction between the nitrate component and the rubber molecules. This results in a decrease in elasticity and strength of the rubber.
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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