Dichlorohydrin, also known as 1,2-dichlorohydrin or glycerin dichlorohydrin, is an organic compound used in the production of polymers, resins, and latexes. It is also used in the production of pharmaceuticals, cleaning agents, and other industrial products.
When exposed to dichlorohydrin, rubber and plastic materials can swell, discolor, crack, deform, or become embrittled. Swelling can lead to a loss of elasticity or flexibility, while cracking or embrittlement can lead to a complete failure of the material. In some cases, chemical reactions may occur, leading to a breakdown of the material.
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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