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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
Acetaldehyde - CH3CHO
Chemical Group Aldehydes / Ketones
UD RT A C A A C A C A
40 RT A A A A A A C A C A
Acetamide - CH3CONH2
Chemical Group Amides
50 RT A A A A A
50 140 B C O C A A C C
Acetic acid - CH3COOH
Chemical Group Organic acids
5 RT A A A A A A A A A A A A A A
5 60 A A B A A A A A A A
10 RT B A A B B A A A A A A A A A
10 50 A A C C B A A A A A A A
10 75 A
10 100 C C C C A C C A
20 RT B A B C C A A B A A A A A
20 60 C C C B A A A A A
30 RT B B C C A A A A A A A
50 RT B B C C B A A C A A A A A
50 50 A
50 75 C C C C A A C B A C A
80 RT B C C C B A A C A A A A A
80 60 C C C C A A C A C A
95 RT B C C C C B A A C A A A A A
95 50 C C C C C A A C B C A B A
95 75 C C C C C A A C C A C A
95 90 C C C O C A A C C C
95 200 C O A A C
Acetone - CH3COCH3
Chemical Group Aldehydes / Ketones
UD RT A A C A A A B A A C A C C A
UD 60 C A A C A A C C C A
5 RT A A A A A A A A A A A A A
5 100 B C C C A A C C A A
10 RT A A A A A A A A A A A A A
10 50 A
10 75 C
50 RT A A B A A A A A A A C B A
50 50 A A A A C C A
Acetonitrile - CH3CN
Chemical Group Nitriles
UD RT A A A C A
Acetophenone - C6H5COCH3
Chemical Group Aromatic Hydrocarbons
UD RT A A A A A A A
UD 50 A A C
Acetyl chloride - CH3COCl
Chemical Group Halogenated Hydrocarbons
UD RT A C C A A C A
Acetylbenzene - C6H5COCH3 - C8H8O
Cas Nr 98-86-2 Chemical Group Aromatic Hydrocarbons
Synonyms Methyl phenyl ketone, Acetophenone, Acetylbenzol
UD RT A A A A A A
UD 50 A A C
Acetylbenzol - C6H5COCH3 - C8H8O
Cas Nr 98-86-2 Chemical Group Aromatic Hydrocarbons
Synonyms Methyl phenyl ketone, Acetophenone, Acetylbenzene
UD RT A A A A A A
UD 50 A A C
Acetylene - HCCH - C2H2
Cas Nr 74-86-2 Chemical Group Aliphatic Hydrocarbons
UD RT A A A A A A A A A A A
Acetylene dichloride - ClHC:CHCl
Chemical Group Halogenated Hydrocarbons
UD RT A A C A C A A C A
Acrylic acid - CH2:CHCOOH
Chemical Group Organic acids
UD RT C C C A A C A
UD 30 C O C A A C A
UD 50 C O C A A C A
UD 100 C O C A C
Acrylonitrile - CH2:CHCN
Chemical Group Nitriles
UD RT A A A A A B
Air (at all pressures)
Cas Nr 132259-10-0 Chemical Group Other inorganic chemicals
UD RT A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A
Aliphatic petroleum hydrocarbons
Cas Nr 8002-05-9 Chemical Group Other hydrocarbons (oils, fuels…)
Synonyms Petroleum, Crude oil
CA RT A A A A A A A A A A A A A
Allyl alcohol - CH2:CHCH2OH
Chemical Group Organic acids
UD RT A B A A A B A
Allyl chloride - CH2:CHCH2Cl
Chemical Group Halogenated Hydrocarbons
UD RT B A A C A
Aluminium chloride - AlCl3
Chemical Group Inorganic salt
SS RT B B A A A A A A A A
10 RT A B A A A A A A A A A
10 50 A
10 75 A
10 100 A
Aluminium fluoride - AlF3
Chemical Group Inorganic salt
SS RT A A A A
Aluminium hydroxide - Al(OH)3 - AlH3O3
Cas Nr 21645-51-2 Chemical Group Inorganic bases
SS RT A A A A A A A A A
SS 100 A A A A A A
Aluminium salts
Cas Nr 7429-90-5 Chemical Group Inorganic salt
SS 50 C C A A A A A A
SS 100 C C A A A A A
20 RT B B A A A A A A A A
Aluminium sulphate - Al2(SO4)3 - Al2O12S3
Cas Nr 10043-01-3 Chemical Group Inorganic salt
SS RT B B A B A A A A A A A
5 RT A A A A A A A A A A A A
Amines (aliphatic)
Cas Nr - Chemical Group Amines
UD RT C A A A A A A A B
UD 100 C A A B C
Amino acids
Cas Nr - Chemical Group Organic acids
UD RT A A A A A A
Ammonia (anhydrous gas) - NH3
Cas Nr 7664-41-7 Chemical Group Inorganic bases
UD RT B A A B A A C A A A
UD 100 C C A A C B
UD 200 C C A A
Ammonia (liquified anhydrous gas) - NH3
Cas Nr 7664-41-7 Chemical Group Inorganic bases
UD RT C A A B A A C A C A
UD 70 C A B C A A C A C
UD 200 C A B C
Ammonium acetate - CH3COONH4
Chemical Group Inorganic salt
SS RT A A A A
Ammonium bicarbonate - NH4HCO3 - CH5NO3
Cas Nr 1066-33-7 Chemical Group Inorganic salt
Synonyms Ammonium hydrogen carbonate
SS RT B A A A A A A A A A
Ammonium carbonate - (NH4)2CO3
Chemical Group Inorganic salt
SS RT B A A A A A
10 RT A A A A A A A
50 RT A
50 50 A
50 75 A
50 100 A C C C A A C C A
50 125 A
Ammonium chloride - NH4Cl
Chemical Group Inorganic salt
SS RT B A A A A A A A A A
10 RT A A A A A A A A A A A A A
10 50 A
10 60 C A C B A A A
10 75 A
10 100 A
35 RT A B B A A A A A A A A A
35 100 C C C C A A C C
Ammonium fluoride - NH4F
Chemical Group Inorganic salt
SS RT A A C A A
Ammonium hydroxide - NH4OH
Chemical Group Inorganic bases
UD RT C C C C A A C A C A
UD 80 C C C C A C C A
1 RT A A A A A A A A A A A
10 RT B A A C A C A A C A A A A
30 RT C C A C A C A A C A A A C A
Ammonium muriate - NH4Cl
Cas Nr 12125-02-9 Chemical Group Inorganic salt
Synonyms Ammonium chloride
SS RT B A A A A A A A A A
10 RT A A A A A A A A A A A A A
10 60 C A C B A A A
35 RT A B B A A A A A A A A A
35 100 C C C C A A C C
Ammonium nitrate (fertilizer) - NH4NO3
Cas Nr 6484-52-2 Chemical Group Inorganic salt
10 RT A A A A A A A A A A A A A
Ammonium phosphate (fertilizer) - (NH4)2HPO4
Cas Nr 7783-28-0 Chemical Group Inorganic salt
10 RT A A A A A A A A A A
Ammonium salts
Cas Nr - Chemical Group Inorganic salt
SS RT A A A
10 RT A A A A A A A A A
Ammonium sulphate (fertilizer) - (NH4)2SO4 - H8N2O4S
Cas Nr 7783-20-2 Chemical Group Inorganic salt
10 RT A A A A A A A A A A A A A
Ammonium sulphide - (NH4)2S - N2H8S
Cas Nr 12135-76-1 Chemical Group Inorganic salt
SS RT A A A
20 RT A A A A
Ammonium thiocyanate - NH4SCN
Cas Nr 1762-95-4 Chemical Group Inorganic salt
SS RT A A A A A A A A
Amyl acetate - CH3COOC5H11
Chemical Group Esters
UD RT A B A A A A A C A B B A
UD 100 C C C A A C C
Amyl alcohol - CH3(CH2)4OH
Chemical Group Alcohols / Glycols
UD RT A A A A A A B A A
UD 100 A A A
Amyl chloride - CH3(CH2)3CH2Cl
Chemical Group Halogenated Hydrocarbons
UD RT A A B
Aniline - C6H5NH2
Chemical Group Amines
UD RT A B B B A A A C A C B A
UD 100 A B C C C
Antimony trichloride - SbCl3
Chemical Group Inorganic salt
SS RT C C C A A A A
SS 150 C B O
10 RT C A A A A
50 50 C A A A A
Aqua regia - HNO3+HCl
Chemical Group Inorganic acids
UD RT C C C C C A C C C B
UD 100 C C C C C C C C
Argon - Ar
Cas Nr 7440-37-1 Chemical Group Other inorganic chemicals
UD RT A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A
Aromatic hydrocarbons
Cas Nr - Chemical Group Aromatic Hydrocarbons
UD 80 A A B A A C C C B
Asphalt
Cas Nr 8052-42-4 Chemical Group Other hydrocarbons (oils, fuels…)
Synonyms Bitumen, Road tar
CA RT A A A A A A
CA 100 B B B 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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