Monovinyl Acetate, also known as Vinyl Acetate Monomer or VAM, is a colorless, volatile liquid with a mild, sweet smell. It is widely used in the production of coatings, adhesives, films, and elastomers. It is also used as a protective agent and polymerization catalyst in the production of polyvinyl acetate.
When rubber is exposed to Monovinyl Acetate, the rubber can become brittle and crack due to the reaction between the Monovinyl Acetate and the rubber's additives. The Monovinyl Acetate can also cause discoloration and corrosion of the rubber, leading to a decrease in the rubber's performance characteristics. Additionally, due to the Monovinyl Acetate's high reactivity, it can increase the rubber's permeability, resulting in a decrease in the rubber's mechanical properties.
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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