Glycidol, also known as glycerol formaldehyde, is a chemical compound used as a solvent, antifreeze, and a chemical intermediate in the production of polyurethane and other polymers. It is also used as an additive in the production of cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and food products.
When rubber materials are exposed to glycidol, the rubber may become hard and brittle. The rubber may also become discolored and may start to decompose, leading to a decrease in its physical properties. Additionally, exposure to acid or alkali may cause the rubber to corrode or degrade, resulting in cracks and holes in the rubber material. High temperatures may also cause the rubber to become stiff and brittle, leading to an increased risk of failure.
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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