Sodium disilicate is also known as Sodium Metasilicate or Sodium Silicate and is used in detergents and soaps, ceramics, paper, leather, textiles, paints, and inks. It is also used as an effective fungicide and mildewcide.
When exposed to Sodium disilicate, rubber may suffer from swelling, cracking, crazing, discolouration and loss of tensile strength. In more extreme cases, rubber may even become brittle and crumble away. Adverse reactions will depend on the type of rubber and the concentration of the Sodium disilicate solution.
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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