Wood alcohol, also known as methanol, is an organic chemical compound that is widely used as an industrial solvent, antifreeze, and fuel. In the automotive industry, it is often used as a fuel additive to improve the performance of gasoline and diesel engines. In the chemical industry, it is used as a precursor in the production of formaldehyde and other derivatives.
When rubber is exposed to wood alcohol, it can cause the rubber to swell, become brittle and crack. Additionally, the rubber may become discolored and soft, leading to further deterioration. Long-term exposure may cause rubber to become tacky and sticky, reducing its ability to form a tight seal. In some cases, the rubber may harden and become unable to form a seal at all.
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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