Silver Chloride is also known as Chlorargyrite and Horn Silver. This chemical is typically used in photography, silver plating, and as a catalyst.
When rubber is exposed to Silver Chloride, it can cause the rubber to become brittle, swell, and crack. In extreme cases, the rubber can become degraded and turn into a powder. Silver Chloride can also cause discoloration of the rubber and a decrease in mechanical properties. In some cases, the rubber can become entirely unusable. Additionally, Silver Chloride can cause the rubber to corrode, leading to further damage.
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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