Raw Material
Chemical Resistance

In the following table the chemical resistance of the raw material is presented in various types of chemical substances.

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Thermoplastics have excellent resistance to a wide range of chemicals reagents. The chemical resistance is a function both of temperature and concentration of chemical substances and there are many reagents that can be handled for limited temperature range and concentrations.

The chemical substances that do not normally affect the properties of a thermoplastic product, may cause different behavior under thermal or mechanical stress. The resistance to chemical substances, obtained from immersion tests, cannot be applied as it is to thermoplastic products subjected to continuous or frequent mechanical and/or thermal stress.

The data in the tables above were obtained from sources in the plastics industry. The information is based on immersions test and experiments and do not involve combinations of chemicals substances. The end user should be aware of the fact that actual service conditions will affect the chemical resistance. When the product will be used in special applications, in applications with mechanical or thermal stress or combinations of chemicals, tests should be carried out on representative samples of the product, which reproduce the actual operating conditions as possible, in order to assess the product properly.

Classification

High resistance - All materials belonging to this category are completely or almost completely inert when used with the specified chemical at the specified concentration/temperature levels.

Limited resistance - All materials belonging to this category are partially attacked by the specified chemical at the specified concentration/temperature levels.

No resistance - All materials belonging to this category are severely attacked by the specified chemical at the specified concentration/temperature levels. They should, therefore, not be used.

Data not available - Signifies the absence of data for such materials with respect to the specified chemical at the specified concentration/temperature levels.