Sorbitol is also known as glucitol and sorbose. It is a sugar alcohol used as a sweetener in many food products. It is also used in the production of toothpaste, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals. When rubber is exposed to sorbitol, it can cause swelling and brittleness of the material due to the sugar alcohol's hygroscopic properties. Additionally, sorbitol can cause rubber to become increasingly brittle over time if exposed for extended periods, leading to cracks and eventual failure of the 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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