Ricinoleic Acid, also known as 12-hydroxy-9-octadecenoic acid, is a fatty acid found in castor oil and other vegetable oils. It is used in a variety of industries, including cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and manufacturing. Ricinoleic acid is known for its emulsifying, moisturizing, and antiseptic properties and is used in a variety of skincare products.
When rubber is exposed to ricinoleic acid, it can cause swelling, softening, and cracking of the rubber. The acid can also cause discoloration, staining, and a decrease in the strength and elasticity of the rubber. Additionally, the acid can corrode and degrade the rubber, leading to further damage and deterioration. Therefore, it is important to keep rubber materials protected from ricinoleic acid to prevent any damage or deterioration.
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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