Linseed oil, also known as flaxseed oil, is derived from the flax plant and is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids. It is commonly used as an ingredient in paints and varnishes, and to condition and protect leather goods. It is also used in the production of soaps, detergents, and other skin-care products.
Rubber materials are generally resistant to linseed oil, however prolonged exposure can cause swelling and softening of the rubber which can lead to cracking and premature failure. Additionally, elastomers may experience reduced tensile strength, tear strength, and abrasion resistance when exposed to linseed oil. In extreme cases, the rubber may become brittle and brittle fracture may occur.
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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