Methyl Isovalerate, also known as Methyl Lactate, is a common organic compound found in many consumer products such as perfumes and flavors. It is also used in chemical synthesis, adhesives, and lubricants.
When rubber is exposed to Methyl Isovalerate, it can cause premature aging of the rubber due to the chemical's high acidity. Exposure can cause the rubber to crack, swell, become brittle, or discolor. Additionally, the chemical can cause oxidation of the rubber, leading to further weakening and cracking.
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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