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Chemical Resistance Information

Our Chemical Resistance Database provides you information on chemicals and fluids known to attack or be compatible with the Quadrant materials listed.

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Quadrant Engineering Plastics - Chemical Resistance Database

Concentration (%) Temperature (°C) Duratron® PBI Duratron® PAI Duratron® PEI Ertacetal® C / Acetron® (POM-C) Ertacetal® H / Acetron® (POM-H) Ertalon® / Nylatron® * (PA) Ertalyte® (PET) Fluorosint® (PTFE) Ketron® PEEK * Quadrant® 1000 PC PE 500 / TIVAR® Quadrant® 1000 PSU Quadrant® PPSU Symalit® 1000 PVDF Techtron® HPV PPS
Octadecenoic acid (9-) - CH3(CH2)7CHCH(CH2)7COOH - C18H34O2
Cas Nr 112-80-1 Chemical Group Organic acids
Synonyms Oleic acid
UD RT A A A A A A A A A A A
UD 100 A A A
Octane - CH3(CH2)6CH3
Chemical Group Aliphatic Hydrocarbons
UD RT A A A A A A A A A A A
UD 125 A A B B
Octane (n-) - C8H18
Cas Nr 111-65-9 Chemical Group Aliphatic Hydrocarbons
Synonyms Octane, Iso-octane
UD RT A A A A A A A A A A A
UD 125 A A B B
Octene - CH3(CH2)5CH:CH2
Chemical Group Aliphatic Hydrocarbons
UD RT A A A A A
Oils (ethereal)
Cas Nr - Chemical Group Other hydrocarbons (oils, fuels…)
CA RT A A A A A A A B C A A
Oils (vegetable, mineral)
Cas Nr - Chemical Group Other hydrocarbons (oils, fuels…)
CA RT A A A A A A A A A B A A A
Oleic acid - CH3(CH2)7CH:CH(CH2)7COOH
Chemical Group Organic acids
UD RT A A A A A A A A A A A
UD 100 A A A
Oleum - H2SO4+SO3
Chemical Group Inorganic acids
UD RT C C O C A O C C
Orthoboric acid - H3BO3
Cas Nr 10043-35-3 Chemical Group Inorganic acids
Synonyms Boracic acid, Boron trihydroxide, Boric Acid
UD RT B C C A A A A
UD 100 C C A A A
10 RT B B A A A A A A A
Oxalic acid - HOOCCOOH
Chemical Group Organic acids
UD RT B C A A A A A
UD 60 C C A A A A A
UD 100 C C A A A
10 RT C B A A A A A A A A A
20 RT C A A A B B A A
50 100 C C C C A A C C A A
Oxygen - O2
Chemical Group Other inorganic chemicals
UD RT A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A
Ozone - O3
Chemical Group Other inorganic chemicals
UD RT C C C B A A A C A A A
Ozone - diluted in air (20 ppm) - O3
Cas Nr - Chemical Group Other inorganic chemicals
RT B B A A A A B A A A

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Resistance Ratings:

A    :    Resistant. Little or no change in weight. Small effect on mechanical properties. Generally suitable for practical use.
B    :    Partially resistant. In course of time, there is a distinct deterioration in mechanical properties and a change in weight. In many cases a short exposure may be considered allowable.
C    :    Non-resistant.  After a short time, the material is seriously affected (considerable reduction of the mechanical strength and changes in weight). Using the material under these conditions is not recommended.
O    :    The plastics material dissolves in the chemical.

Concentration (%):
A number, e.g. 20, indicates “20 g of solute per 100 g of aqueous solution” (20 % by weight).
UD    :    Undiluted (technically pure chemical)
SS    :    Saturated aqueous solution (at 23°C)
CA    :    As commercially available

Temperature (°C):
RT    :    Room temperature (15 – 25 °C).

* The resistance ratings given for Ertalon®/Nylatron® and Ketron® PEEK are in first instance valid for the unreinforced grades. As far as the glass fibre reinforced grades are concerned (Ertalon® 66-GF30 and Ketron® PEEK GF-30), it has to be noted that they are more affected by hot aqueous solutions than the unreinforced grades. Therefore, preliminary testing under actual service conditions is strongly recommended.

The ratings given here, derived from raw material supplier data and from literature related to the chemical resistance of plastics, are intended as a guide only and not as an alternative to actual testing. Therefore in practice, it is strongly recommended to carry out preliminary tests on a prototype under actual service conditions, to evaluate the final suitability of the selected plastics material for your application.

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