Oxygen is a colorless, odorless natural gas commonly found in the Earth's atmosphere. It is used in many industries, including medical, aerospace, automotive, and metalworking. Common names for oxygen include O2 and Ozone.
When rubber is exposed to oxygen, it can cause oxidation. This type of failure can lead to the rubber becoming brittle and cracking, thereby losing its elasticity and strength. It can also lead to discoloration and surface crazing. In some cases, long-term exposure to oxygen can cause the rubber to become brittle and crack due to the formation of oxygen-containing bonds with the rubber.
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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