Rapeseed oil is also known as canola oil and is a vegetable oil derived from the rapeseed plant. Common uses for this oil include food industry applications, biofuels, and cosmetics.
When rubber is exposed to rapeseed oil, it can suffer from both swelling and softening. Swelling occurs when oils penetrate the rubber and cause it to expand, while softening occurs because of the oil's lubricating properties. Additionally, the rubber may become more prone to cracking and embrittlement due to the oil's degrading properties. It is important to note that the rate of failure depends on the type of rubber and the concentration of the oil to which it is exposed.
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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