Sodium chlorate, also known as chlorate of soda or sodium salt, is a chemical compound commonly used in industries such as paper production, water treatment, and herbicide production. Common uses for sodium chlorate include bleaching, disinfecting, and weed control.
When rubber is exposed to sodium chlorate, the rubber can become brittle and cracked. This type of failure is caused by the chemical reaction that occurs between the sodium chlorate and the rubber, resulting in the rubber becoming weakened over time. Additionally, the rubber may become discolored, brittle, and even swell due to the chemical reaction. In extreme cases, the rubber may become brittle enough to break apart.
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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