Sulfonated Oils, also known as sulfonates or sulfated oils, are a group of compounds that are created by sulfonation, a process that involves the introduction of sulfuric acid into an oil or fatty acid. These sulfonated oils have a wide range of industrial applications, including detergents and lubricants.
When rubber is exposed to sulfonated oils, it can become brittle and crack due to the oils' corrosive properties. Additionally, the rubber may experience discoloration, swelling, and shrinkage as well as a tacky surface, poor flexibility, and stiffness. The rubber may also experience a decrease in its ability to withstand extreme temperatures.
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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