Xylene, also known as Xylol or Dimethylbenzene, is a clear, colorless liquid with a sweet odor. It is a common solvent and is used in many industries including paint, rubber, printing, and leather production. Common uses include cleaning and degreasing metal parts, as well as thinning and removing paints and varnishes.
When rubber is exposed to Xylene, it can cause a number of different types of failures. These include swelling, cracking, and discoloration of the rubber. Additionally, exposure to Xylene can reduce the rubber's flexibility and strength, and can make it more prone to wear and tear. In order to prevent these issues, it is important to use rubber compounds that are compatible with Xylene and to test the rubber for compatibility prior to use.
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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