Fruit juice is a liquid made from the extraction of the natural liquid found in fruits. It is a popular beverage consumed worldwide and can be made from many different types of fruits, including oranges, apples, grapes, and pineapples. Common uses of fruit juice include drinking, baking, and food flavoring.
Common types of failures when rubber is exposed to fruit juice include swelling, hardening, cracking, and discoloration. Prolonged exposure to fruit juice can cause the rubber to become soft and sticky, leading to eventual breakdown and degradation. Fruit juice can also cause the rubber to become brittle and crack upon mechanical stress. Additionally, fruit juice may cause the rubber to swell, leading to eventual breakdown and loss of shape. Lastly, fruit juice may cause the rubber to discolor, leading to discoloration of the material.
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