Potassium hypochlorite, also known as bleaching powder, is a common chemical used in a variety of industries, such as water treatment, pulp and paper bleaching, textile bleaching, and as a disinfectant. When rubber is exposed to potassium hypochlorite, it can cause hardening and embrittlement of the material due to oxidation, as well as accelerated aging due to the high pH of the chemical. Additionally, the presence of chlorine in the chemical can lead to the formation of corrosive compounds which can cause further damage to 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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