Sulfuric acid, also known as battery acid, oil of vitriol, and hydronium sulfate, is a highly corrosive mineral acid commonly used in industrial processes. It is a key component of many cleaning agents, fertilizers, and metal treatments. Its uses range from chemical manufacturing and oil refining to food production and automotive maintenance.
When rubber is exposed to sulfuric acid, the acid will react with the rubber, causing it to swell and distort. In extreme cases, the rubber may crack due to the acid's corrosive properties. The rubber may also become brittle and lose its flexibility. Additionally, the acid can cause the rubber to degrade over time, resulting in a weakened seal.
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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