White oil is also known as paraffin oil, liquid paraffin, mineral oil, and liquid petrolatum. It is commonly used in various industries such as cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and food processing. It is also used as a lubricant and a solvent.
Common types of failures when rubber is exposed to white oil are swelling, shrinkage, cracking, and chemical degradation. Swelling is caused by the oil being absorbed by the rubber, causing it to increase in size and become softer. Shrinkage occurs when the oil evaporates from the rubber, causing it to shrink and become brittle. Cracking can occur if the oil is exposed to extreme temperatures, causing the rubber to become brittle and crack. Chemical degradation occurs when the oil reacts with the rubber, causing it to break down and become brittle.
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.
View some of our other material compatibility ratings with WHITE OIL. If you don't see what you're looking for or need more guidance, our team of experienced sealing design engineers can help select the best sealing products and material for your specific application.View Full Chemical Compatibility Guide