Cellulose tripropionate, also known as cellulose propionate, is a water-soluble organic compound with a variety of industrial uses. It is commonly used in the production of plastics, coatings, and adhesives.
When rubber is exposed to cellulose tripropionate, the material can cause a breakdown of the rubber polymers due to the hydrolysis reaction between the propionate and the rubber molecules. This can lead to the rubber becoming brittle and losing its elasticity. In addition, the material can cause discoloration and fading of the rubber due to UV exposure. Furthermore, it can also 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.
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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