Animal oil is a lipid derived from animal sources such as beef, pork, and poultry. Common uses of animal oil include cooking, baking, and in the manufacture of soaps, cosmetics, and candles. Animal oil is also used as a source of energy and provides essential fatty acids.
Common types of failures when rubber is exposed to animal oil include swelling, softening, and cracking. Swelling is caused by the animal oil penetrating the rubber and causing it to expand, while softening occurs from the animal oil breaking down the rubber molecules and making them more pliable. Cracking occurs due to the animal oil breaking down the rubber molecules and causing them to become brittle.
Viton ® o-rings from Marco Rubber offer excellent compatibility with a range of chemicals, oils and resist high temperatures up to 400F. Viton ® is also known as FKM made of fluoroelastomer one of the most versatile and widely used sealing materials.
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