ISOAMYL Butyrate, also known as isopentyl butyrate, is a clear, colorless liquid with a sweet, fruity odor. It is widely used in the food and beverage industry as a flavoring agent, and in the fragrance industry as a scent component. It is also used in the rubber industry as a plasticizer and solvent.
When rubber is exposed to isoamyl butyrate, it can cause a number of failure modes. The most common is swelling, which is caused by the chemical reacting with the rubber material. This can cause the rubber to become soft and lose its strength and flexibility. Additionally, isoamyl butyrate can cause the rubber to become brittle and crack, resulting in premature failure. In some cases, it can also cause the rubber to become brittle and break down, leading to a complete failure. Finally, isoamyl butyrate can also cause discoloration of the rubber, resulting in an unappealing appearance.
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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