Cottonseed oil is also known as gossypium oil or Theobroma oil and is derived from the cotton plant. It is most commonly used in the food industry as a cooking oil, salad oil, and in margarines and shortenings. It is also used in the production of soaps, detergents, and oleochemicals.
When rubber materials are exposed to cottonseed oil, the oil can penetrate into the rubber, leading to swelling and softening. In some cases, the oil can migrate to the surface of the rubber, causing a premature breakdown of the material. Additionally, the oil can react chemically with the rubber, leading to deterioration of the material's mechanical properties.
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