Nitrocellulose is also known as cellulose nitrate, flash paper, flash cotton, guncotton, pyroxylin, and nitrocellulose lacquer. It is commonly used in the manufacture of explosives, propellants, lacquers, inks, and other industrial products.
When rubber materials are exposed to nitrocellulose, the rubber can become brittle and suffer from cracking, color changes, and other forms of degradation. This is caused by the nitrocellulose breaking down the rubber polymer chain, resulting in a weakening of the rubber material’s strength and integrity. In extreme cases, the rubber can become brittle and crack, which can lead to product 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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