Nicotinamide, also known as Niacinamide or Nicotinic Acid Amide, is a water-soluble vitamin found naturally in many foods and is also available as a dietary supplement. It is used in a variety of industries, including agricultural and industrial production, medical research, and cosmetic and beauty products. Common uses include treating skin conditions like acne and eczema, reducing cholesterol, treating diabetes, and increasing circulation.
When rubber is exposed to Nicotinamide, the rubber material can become brittle and crack due to the chemical reacting with the rubber materials. The rubber can also become discolored and the surface can become rough and pitted, reducing the effectiveness of the seal. Additionally, exposure to Nicotinamide can cause the rubber to become stiff, reducing its flexibility, which can lead to issues with the seal’s ability to seal properly.
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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