Cod liver oil is an oil extracted from the liver of cod fish. It is a natural source of vitamins A and D, as well as polyunsaturated fatty acids like EPA and DHA. It is commonly used as a dietary supplement and is added to many health and beauty products. In the rubber industry, cod liver oil can be used as a plasticizer, helping to reduce the stiffness of the rubber material and improve its flexibility.
When rubber is exposed to cod liver oil, it can cause swelling, softening, and other changes to the rubber's physical properties, depending on the formulation of the oil. Additionally, it can reduce the rubber's tensile strength, leading to cracking, splitting, and other forms of mechanical damage. Furthermore, cod liver oil can react with certain rubber compounds to form corrosive compounds, which can further weaken the rubber and cause permanent damage.
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