Methyl amylketone, also known as 3-methyl-2-butanone, is a colorless liquid with a sweet, pleasant odor. It is commonly used as a solvent in the plastics, rubber and inks industries. It is also used in the production of pharmaceuticals, coatings, and adhesives.
When rubber is exposed to methyl amylketone, it can cause swelling, hardening, and cracking of rubber materials. The swelling is caused by the chemical absorption into the rubber material, while the hardening is caused by cross-linking of the rubber molecules. The cracking is caused by the formation of stress points in the rubber material, which can eventually lead to complete failure of the rubber component.
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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