Monochloroacetic acid, also known as chloroacetic acid or CAA, is a widely used industrial reagent. It is often used as an intermediate in the production of pharmaceuticals, dyes, pesticides, and plasticizers. It is also used as a cleaning and degreasing agent, as well as in the production of adhesives.
Common failures of rubber when exposed to monochloroacetic acid include swelling, softening, cracking, tearing, discoloration, and loss of tensile strength. The acid may also cause the rubber to become brittle and break down over time. In extreme cases, the rubber may even dissolve or disintegrate.
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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