Maize oil, also known as corn oil, is a vegetable oil derived from the maize plant. It is widely used in the food industry for cooking, baking, and salad dressings. It has a light, neutral taste and a high smoke point, making it an ideal choice for deep frying. In the industrial sector, maize oil is used in the production of soaps, cosmetics, and lubricants.
Common types of failures when rubber is exposed to maize oil include swelling, softening, and cracking. As maize oil is an organic oil, it can penetrate the rubber surface and weaken its resistance to abrasion and tear. Furthermore, the maize oil's low viscosity can cause the rubber to swell, leading to cracking or other deformations. The rubber's resistance to ozone and ultraviolet radiation can also be compromised when exposed to maize oil.
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