Plating solution, iron is also known as ferric chloride, ferrous chloride, or iron sulfate. It is commonly used in metal plating, electroplating, and electroless plating processes. It is also used in the production of semiconductor materials and for coating optical components.
Common types of failure when rubber is exposed to iron plating solution include discoloration, softening, and accelerated aging. Discoloration can occur if the rubber is exposed to iron plating solution for long periods of time, resulting in a slight brownish tint. Softening occurs when the rubber is exposed to iron plating solution, resulting in decreased flexibility, increased brittleness, and reduced tear strength. Accelerated aging of rubber occurs due to the corrosion of the rubber caused by the iron plating solution, leading to degradation and decreased performance.
Viton ® o-rings from Marco Rubber offer excellent compatibility with a range of chemicals, oils and resist high temperatures up to 400F. Viton ® is also known as FKM made of fluoroelastomer one of the most versatile and widely used sealing materials.
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