Manganese Dioxide is an inorganic compound composed of MnO2 and is also known by its other names, manganese oxide and manganese sesquioxide. Commonly used in many industries, it is a major component of batteries, fertilizers, ceramics and glass, and is used as a coloring agent in paints and plastics.
When rubber is exposed to Manganese Dioxide, it can cause a number of types of failures. The compound is highly corrosive and can cause severe degradation in the rubber material, leading to cracking, brittleness, and loss of elasticity. Additionally, the compound can cause discoloration due to the staining of the rubber, and can reduce the overall tensile strength of the rubber 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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