Spindle oil is a petroleum-based lubricant that is commonly used in the textile industry. It is also known as sewing machine oil, thread lubricant and bobbin lubricant.
When rubber is exposed to spindle oil, it can become brittle and crack due to the petroleum-based nature of the lubricant. The oil can also cause the rubber to swell, reducing its elasticity and strength. Additionally, the oil can reduce the temperature resistance of the rubber, making it more susceptible to damage from extreme temperatures. The oil can also seep into the rubber, leading to a decrease in the rubber's overall durability.
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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