Thioglycolic acid is also known as mercaptoacetic acid, thiodiglycol, or thioacetic acid. It is used in a variety of industries, ranging from the cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries to the textiles, leather, and metalworking industries. Thioglycolic acid is used as a chemical intermediate, an additive in food and cosmetics, a dyeing agent, a surface cleaning agent for metals, and a precursor for many other compounds.
When rubber is exposed to thioglycolic acid, it can cause swelling, softening, and embrittlement of the rubber. This can lead to cracking of the rubber, loss of elasticity and eventual failure. Additionally, thioglycolic acid can corrode metal components of the rubber, leading to further structural degradation and eventual failure.
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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