Hexachloroacetone, also known as HCA, is a colorless, volatile, and flammable liquid. It is used in the manufacture of dyes, pigments, and plastics, as well as in the production of rubber and other polymers.
When rubber is exposed to Hexachloroacetone, it can suffer from a phenomenon known as “blooming”. This is a process where the rubber swells and softens, leading to a decrease in mechanical strength and a loss of shape. Hexachloroacetone can also cause the rubber to become brittle and crack, leading to premature 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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