Vegetable oils, also known as Versilube F44, F55, are a type of oil derived from plants, such as olives, coconut, and palm. Common uses for vegetable oils include cooking, as a lubricant in machinery, as an ingredient in cosmetics, and as a base for biofuels.
When rubber is exposed to vegetable oils, there are a few common types of failures that may occur. The rubber may become brittle and crack due to the oils’ low viscosity, which can cause the rubber to lose its flexibility. The oils can also cause swelling and softening of the rubber, which can lead to a decrease in strength and durability. Additionally, vegetable oils may cause the rubber to become discolored and eventually degrade.
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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