SOLVASOL 1, 2 & 3 (also known as ethyl trichlorosilane, ethyl trichlorosilane, and methyl trichlorosilane, respectively) are chemicals commonly used in the production of silicones, sol-gel materials, and as plasticizers in various industries.
When exposed to rubber, these chemicals can cause the rubber to become brittle and discolored, as well as swell and crack. The chemicals can also cause the rubber to oxidize, resulting in a decrease in its strength and elasticity. In addition, due to the high reactivity of the chemicals, they can cause accelerated degradation of the rubber material.
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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