Nitroisopropylbenzene (NIPB) is a nitro aromatic compound commonly used as a solvent, fuel additive, and industrial cleaning agent. It is also used in the manufacture of fragrances, dyes, and pharmaceuticals.
When rubber is exposed to NIPB, it can cause permeability to the chemical, resulting in a decrease in the material's elasticity and strength. Additionally, the chemical can cause swelling, hardening, and cracking of the rubber. NIPB can also cause the rubber to become brittle and break down quickly, leading to a decrease in the life of the rubber material.
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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