Nitrogen oxides, also known as nitrogen dioxide (NO2), is a colorless, odorless gas that can be found in the atmosphere. It is used in various industries such as manufacturing, agriculture, and healthcare. In manufacturing, it is used as an oxidizing agent and in agriculture it is used as an agricultural fertilizer. In healthcare, it is used in the sterilization of medical instruments.
When rubber is exposed to nitrogen oxides, the rubber can become brittle and crack due to an oxidation reaction. The rubber can also become softer and more prone to tearing. Additionally, the rubber can become discolored due to the reaction. The rubber surface can also become sticky due to the reaction, which can lead to dirt and bacteria sticking to the rubber. The rubber can also become more prone to damage due to UV radiation, which can cause further degradation.
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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