Butyl oleate is also known as 1-butyl oleate and is a colorless, slightly viscous liquid with a mild, fatty odor. It is used as a lubricant in the automotive and furniture industries, as a plasticizer for vinyl resins and as a coating agent for paper. Common types of failure when rubber is exposed to butyl oleate include swelling of the rubber, softening due to plasticization, and loss of strength and elasticity. In extreme cases, the rubber may become brittle and break apart.
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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