Glossary - O's
Occlusion (r) process by which materials are entrapped within the folds of a given substance during manufacture.
Off-register (r) misalignment of mold halves causing out-of round O-ring cross section.
Olefins a family of hydrocarbons with one carbon-carbon double bond.
Oligomer (r) a polymer consisting of only a few monomer units, such as a dimer, trimer, tetramer, etc., or their mixtures.
O-ring (r) see seal, 0-ring.
Outgassing the release of adsorbed or occluded gases or water vapor, usually by heating.
Oxidation a chemical reaction in which a compound loses electrons.
Oxidation (sc) the growth of oxide on silicon when exposed to oxygen. This process is highly temperature-dependent.
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