Sodium chlorite, also known as chlorine dioxide, is a chemical compound that is often used in water treatment, textile bleaching, and as a food additive. Common uses for sodium chlorite include purifying water, treating fabrics, and bleaching food products.
When rubber is exposed to sodium chlorite, it can cause the rubber to become brittle, crack, and discolor. This type of failure is caused by the chemical reaction that occurs between the sodium chlorite and the rubber, resulting in the rubber becoming weakened over time. Additionally, the rubber may swell due to the chemical reaction, which can lead to cracking and eventual failure. 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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