The aging of rubber is a common topic. Rubber aging refers to the process in which the performance of rubber and its products declines. While it is due to the combined effects of internal and external factors. In general, it appears in storage, use and process. At last, they lose their use value.
Main reasons for rubber aging
First, physical factors. Aging will because of the factors such as heat, light and metal ions.
Second, chemical factors. Oxygen, ozone, strong oxidant, acid and alkali will cause rubber hose aging.
Three, bio factors. Insect, ocean and others can cause industrial hose aging. While these mostly occurs in tropical region.
Is there any features for an aged rubber hoses?
It will be soft, sticky, hard and brittle. Besides, it may crack, moldy, spot, bloom, powder and whiten. In terms of property, aging rubber will also reduce in cold, wear and heat resistance. In the same time, it will reduce tensile strength and elasticity.
The aging of rubber is as natural as human aging. That means it is inevitable. However, new tech, suitable storage and correct use can all delay the aging of rubber. While if you want to learn more about this, just contact Orient. We are an expert in hose and will offer you the best solution.