Monoethanolamine, also known as MEA, is a nitrogenous compound often used as an emulsifying agent in detergents and cleaners. It is also used in oil refining and in the production of cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and fertilizers.
When rubber is exposed to Monoethanolamine, it can cause swelling and loss of strength, which can result in cracking, distorting, and disintegrating of the material. In extreme cases, MEA can cause the rubber material to become brittle and break down. Factors such as temperature, concentration, duration of exposure, and the type of rubber material can influence the rate and extent of the failure.
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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