Formamide, also known as methylformamide, is an organic compound with a variety of industrial uses. It is a colorless liquid with a mild odor, and is used in a wide range of products from solvents, antifreeze, and cleaning agents to adhesives, plastics, and rubber.
Common types of failures when rubber is exposed to formamide include discoloration, softening, and cracking. Prolonged exposure to formamide can cause the rubber to become brittle and may cause it to swell, leading to eventual breakdown and degradation. Formamide may also cause the rubber to become sticky, leading to adhesion and sticking to other surfaces. Additionally, formamide can cause the rubber to become hard and brittle, leading to brittleness and cracking upon mechanical stress.
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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