Tallow is also known as beef fat or suet and is a common ingredient in the production of soaps, lubricants and candles. It is also used in some industries as a fuel and in the production of biodiesel.
When rubber is exposed to tallow, it can cause swelling, softening, and cracking of the material. This can lead to a decrease in the rubber's tensile strength and elasticity, resulting in the rubber becoming brittle and prone to damage. Additionally, tallow can cause the rubber to become more susceptible to degradation due to degradation agents such as ozone.
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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