Oleyl Alcohol is also known as 1-octadecanol and is a fatty alcohol derived from vegetable oils. It has a variety of uses, including as a surfactant, emulsifier, and lubricant in chemical, agricultural, and cosmetic products.
When rubber is exposed to Oleyl Alcohol, it can suffer from swelling and softening due to the presence of the alcohol. The rubber can become brittle, causing it to lose flexibility and strength. Additionally, the alcohol can cause the rubber to become sticky, leading to an increased likelihood of the rubber breaking down or tearing. Prolonged exposure to the Oleyl Alcohol can also cause the rubber to suffer from discoloration and staining.
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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