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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

ConcentrationTemperature 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
Epichlorohydrine - C3H5ClO
Cas Nr 106-89-8 Chemical Group Ethers
UD RT A B A A A B A
UD 50 A A A C
Epoxyethane - C2H4O
Chemical Group Other hydrocarbons (oils, fuels…)
UD RT A A A A A A A A A A
UD 80 C A A A A
Ethane - C2H6
Cas Nr 74-84-0 Chemical Group Aliphatic Hydrocarbons
UD RT A A A A A A A A A A
Ethanol - C2H5OH
Chemical Group Alcohols / Glycols
40 RT A A A A A A A A A A A B A A
40 50 A A A A A B
96 RT A A A A A B A A A A A B A A
96 50 B
96 60 A A A A A B
96 75 B
96 100 A A B
96 125 B
Ethene - C2H4
Cas Nr 74-85-1 Chemical Group Aliphatic Hydrocarbons
Synonyms Ethylene
UD RT A A A A A A A A A
Ether - (C2H5)2O
Chemical Group Ethers
UD RT A A A A A A A A C B B A A A
UD 60 A A A C B
Ethyl acetate - CH3COOC2H5
Chemical Group Esters
UD RT A B A A A B A A C A C B B A
UD 50 A A A C C C C
Ethyl alcohol - C2H5OH
Chemical Group Alcohols / Glycols
40 RT A A A A A A A A A A A B A A
40 50 A A A A A B
96 RT A A A A A B A A A A A B A A
96 50 B
96 60 A A A A A B
96 75 B
96 100 A A B
96 125 B
Ethyl chloride - C2H5Cl
Chemical Group Halogenated Hydrocarbons
UD RT A A B A A B A
UD 60 B A B C
Ethyl ether - (C2H5)2O
Chemical Group Ethers
UD RT A A A A A A A A C B B A A A
UD 60 A A A C B
Ethylene - C2H4
Cas Nr 74-85-1 Chemical Group Aliphatic Hydrocarbons
Synonyms Ethene
UD RT A A A A A A A A A
Ethylene alcohol - CH2OHCH2OH
Chemical Group Alcohols / Glycols
UD RT A A A A B A A A A A A A A A A
UD 60 B B A A A A A A A
UD 100 C A A A A A A
UD 200 C A B A
50 140 C A A A
Ethylene carbonate - C3H4O3
Cas Nr 96-49-1 Chemical Group Other hydrocarbons (oils, fuels…)
UD 50 A C A A A
Ethylene chlorohydrin - ClCH2CH2OH
Chemical Group Alcohols / Glycols
UD RT C C A A C A A A
UD 100 C C A B C A
Ethylene diamine - NH2CH2CH2NH2
Chemical Group Amines
UD RT C A B A A A B B B
UD 75 C A A C
Ethylene dichloride - ClCH2CH2Cl
Chemical Group Halogenated Hydrocarbons
UD RT A A C A A C B O C A
UD 100 C A B C O C A
Ethylene glycol - CH2OHCH2OH
Chemical Group Alcohols / Glycols
UD RT A A A A B A A A A A A A A A A
UD 60 B B A A A A A A A
UD 100 C C A A A A A A
UD 200 C A B A
50 140 C A A A
Ethylene glycol mono butyl ether - HOC2H4OC4H9 - C6H14O2
Cas Nr 111-76-2 Chemical Group Alcohols / Glycols
Synonyms Butyl glycol, Butoxyethanol (2-) 
UD RT A A A A A A
Ethylene glycol mono methyl ether - CH3OC2H4OH - C3H8O2
Cas Nr 109-86-4 Chemical Group Alcohols / Glycols
Synonyms Methyl glycol, Methoxyethanol (2-), Methoxyethanol
UD RT C A A A A C
Ethylene oxide - C2H4O
Cas Nr 75-21-8 Chemical Group Other hydrocarbons (oils, fuels…)
Synonyms EtO gas sterilisation (DIN 58948), Epoxyethane
UD RT A A A A A A A A A A
UD 80 C A A A A
Ethylenecarboxylic acid - CH2CHCOOH - C3H4O2
Cas Nr 79-10-7 Chemical Group Organic acids
Synonyms Acrylic acid, Propenoic acid
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
EtO gas sterilisation (DIN 58948) - C2H4O
Cas Nr 75-21-8 Chemical Group Other hydrocarbons (oils, fuels…)
Synonyms Ethylene oxide, Epoxyethane
UD RT A A A A A A A A A A
UD 80 C A 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.