Oil of Turpentine (also known as turpentine oil, wood spirit, and spirit of turpentine) is an essential oil derived from the pine tree. It is commonly used in the production of paints, varnishes, inks, and soaps. It is also used as a solvent in the cleaning of paint brushes and other surfaces.
When rubber is exposed to oil of turpentine, it can cause chemical degradation of the rubber material. This can cause the rubber to become brittle and crack, leading to eventual failure. In addition, oil of turpentine can also interact with the rubber's curing agents, leading to a reduction in the rubber's physical properties. The oil can also cause the rubber to become discolored or stained, resulting in aesthetic issues.
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