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Chemical Resistance Information

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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
Magnesium chloride - MgCl2
Cas Nr 7786-30-3 Chemical Group Inorganic salt
SS RT B A A A A B A A A A A A
10 RT A A A A A A A A A A A A
50 100 B C C C A B C C A A A
Magnesium hydroxide - Mg(OH)2
Chemical Group Inorganic bases
SS RT C A A A A A A A
10 RT C A A A A A A A A A
Magnesium salts - Mg-salts
Chemical Group Inorganic salt
SS RT B A A A A A A A
10 RT A A B A A A A A A A A
Maleic acid - HOOCCH:CHCOOH
Chemical Group Organic acids
10 RT C B A A B A A
25 RT C B A A A A
50 RT C A A A
50 100 C C C C A A C A
Malic Acid - COOHCH2CH(OH)COOH
Chemical Group Organic acids
SS RT B A A A A A
Malonic acid - HOOCCH2COOH - C3H4O4
Cas Nr 141-82-2 Chemical Group Organic acids
Synonyms Dicarboxymethane, Propanedioic acid, Carboxyacetic acid
UD RT C A A
Manganese salts
Cas Nr - Chemical Group Inorganic salt
10 RT A B A A A A
Medium aliphatic solvent naphtha 
Cas Nr 64742-88-7 Chemical Group Other hydrocarbons (oils, fuels…)
Synonyms White Spirit
CA RT A A A A A A A A A
Menthol - C10H19OH - C10H20O
Cas Nr 89-78-1 Chemical Group Alcohols / Glycols
UD RT A A A
Mercuric chloride - HgCl2
Cas Nr 7487-94-7 Chemical Group Inorganic salt
Synonyms Mercury chloride, Mercury bichloride
SS RT C A A A A A
SS 100 C A A A
5 RT B A A A A A
Mercury - Hg
Chemical Group Other inorganic chemicals
UD RT A A A A A A A A A A
UD 100 A A A
UD 125 A A B
Mercury bichloride - HgCl2
Cas Nr 7487-94-7 Chemical Group Inorganic salt
Synonyms Mercuric chloride, Mercury chloride
SS RT C A A A A A
SS 100 C A A A
5 RT B A A A A A
Mercury chloride - HgCl2
Chemical Group Inorganic salt
SS RT C A A A A A
SS 100 C A A A
5 RT B A A A A A
Mercury nitrate - Hg(NO3)2
Cas Nr 10045-94-0 Chemical Group Inorganic salt
SS RT A A A A
Methane - CH4
Chemical Group Aliphatic Hydrocarbons
UD RT A A A A A A A A A A A A A
UD 200 A A
Methanol - CH3OH
Chemical Group Alcohols / Glycols
UD RT A A A A A A A A C A B A A A
UD 50 A A A A C B A
UD 65 A A A A C A
50 RT A A A A A A A A A B A A A
50 50 A A A A B A
Methoxyethanol - CH3OC2H4OH - C3H8O2
Cas Nr 109-86-4 Chemical Group Alcohols / Glycols
Synonyms Methyl glycol, Ethylene glycol mono methyl ether, Methoxyethanol (2-)
UD RT C A A A A C
Methoxyethanol (2-) - CH3OC2H4OH - C3H8O2
Cas Nr 109-86-4 Chemical Group Alcohols / Glycols
Synonyms Ethylene glycol mono methyl ether, Methyl glycol, Methoxyethanol
UD RT C A A A A C
Methyl acetate - CH3COOCH3 - C3H6O2
Cas Nr 79-20-9 Chemical Group Esters
UD RT A B A A B A A A
Methyl alcohol - CH3OH - CH4O
Cas Nr 67-56-1 Chemical Group Alcohols / Glycols
Synonyms Methanol, Methyl hydroxide
UD RT A A A A A A A A C A B A A A
UD 50 A A A A C B A
UD 65 A A A A C A
50 RT A A A A A A A A A B A A A
50 50 A A A A B A
Methyl aldehyde - HCOH - CH2O
Cas Nr 50-00-0 Chemical Group Aldehydes / Ketones
Synonyms Formaldehyde, Formaline
UD RT A C A A B A A A A A C A A
30 RT A A A A A A A A A A A A A
30 100 B C C C A A C C A
Methyl bromide - CH3Br
Chemical Group Halogenated Hydrocarbons
UD RT B B B A A B A
Methyl chloride - CH3Cl
Chemical Group Halogenated Hydrocarbons
UD RT B B A B C A A B A
Methyl cyanide - CH3CN
Chemical Group Nitriles
UD RT A A A C A
Methyl dichloroacetate - Cl2CHCOOCH3 - C3H4Cl2O2
Cas Nr 116-54-1 Chemical Group Esters
UD RT A A A
Methyl ethyl ketone - CH3COC2H5 - C4H8O
Cas Nr 78-93-3 Chemical Group Aldehydes / Ketones
Synonyms Butanone
UD RT A A C B A A A B A C A C C C A
UD 60 C B C C A C B C C C A
UD 100 C C C A C C C C A
UD 200 C C C
20 RT A A A A A A A A B A A
Methyl glycol - CH3OC2H4OH - C3H8O2
Cas Nr 109-86-4 Chemical Group Alcohols / Glycols
Synonyms Ethylene glycol mono methyl ether, Methoxyethanol (2-), Methoxyethanol
UD RT C A A A A C
Methyl hydroxide - CH3OH - CH4O
Cas Nr 67-56-1 Chemical Group Alcohols / Glycols
Synonyms Methanol, Methyl alcohol
UD RT A A A A A A A A C A B A A A
UD 50 A A A A C B A
UD 65 A A A A C A
50 RT A A A A A A A A A B A A A
50 50 A A A A B A
Methyl isobutyl ketone - (CH3)2CHCH2COCH3
Chemical Group Aldehydes / Ketones
UD RT A A A A A
Methyl ketone - CH3COCH3 - C3H6O
Cas Nr 67-64-1 Chemical Group Aldehydes / Ketones
Synonyms Propanone, Acetone, Dimethyl formaldehyde
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
50 RT A A B A A A A A A A C B A
50 50 A A A A C C A
Methyl phenyl ketone - C6H5COCH3 - C8H8O
Cas Nr 98-86-2 Chemical Group Aromatic Hydrocarbons
Synonyms Acetylbenzene, Acetophenone, Acetylbenzol
UD RT A A A A A A
UD 50 A A C
Methyl trichloride - CHCl3
Cas Nr 67-66-3 Chemical Group Halogenated Hydrocarbons
Synonyms Chloroform, Trichloromethane
UD RT A A C C C C A A O C O O A A
UD 50 C C C C A A O C O O A A
Methyl-2-pentanone (4-) - (CH3)2CHCH2COCH3 - C6H12O
Cas Nr 108-10-1 Chemical Group Aldehydes / Ketones
Synonyms Methyl isobutyl ketone, Isohexanone, Isopropylacetone
UD RT A A A A A
Methylamine - CH3NH2 - CH5N
Cas Nr 74-89-5 Chemical Group Amines
UD RT A A A A C B
Methylaniline - C6H5NHCH3 - C7H9N
Cas Nr 100-61-8 Chemical Group Aromatic Hydrocarbons
Synonyms Monomethylaniline, methylphenylamine
UD RT A A A
Methylene chloride - CH2Cl2
Chemical Group Halogenated Hydrocarbons
UD RT C B O C C C A A O B O B A
Methylene dichloride - CH2Cl2
Cas Nr 75-09-2 Chemical Group Halogenated Hydrocarbons
Synonyms Dichloromethane, Methylene chloride
UD RT C B O C C C A A O B O B A
Methylene oxide - HCOH - CH2O
Cas Nr 50-00-0 Chemical Group Aldehydes / Ketones
Synonyms Formaldehyde, Formaline
UD RT A C A A B A A A A A C A A
30 RT A A A A A A A A A A A A A
30 100 B C C C A A C C A
Methylethylene glycol - CH3CHOHCH2OH - C3H8O2
Cas Nr 57-55-6 Chemical Group Alcohols / Glycols
Synonyms Propylene glycol, Propanediol
UD RT A A A A A A A A A
UD 120 A A A A
Methylphenol (o-,m-,p-) - CH3C6H4OH - C7H8O
Cas Nr - Chemical Group Phenols
Synonyms Cresols (o-,m-,p-)
90 RT O C A C O A C B A A
90 80 O C A C O C B
Methylphenylamine - C6H5NHCH3 - C7H9N
Cas Nr 100-61-8 Chemical Group Aromatic Hydrocarbons
Synonyms Methylaniline, Monomethylaniline
UD RT A A A
Methylpyrrolidon (n-) - C5H9NO
Cas Nr 872-50-4 Chemical Group Other hydrocarbons (oils, fuels…)
UD RT A A A A A A O C
Milk - Milk
Chemical Group Other inorganic chemicals
CA RT A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A
Mineral oils
Cas Nr - Chemical Group Other hydrocarbons (oils, fuels…)
CA RT A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A
Monochloroethane - C2H5Cl
Cas Nr 75-00-3 Chemical Group Halogenated Hydrocarbons
Synonyms Ethyl chloride
UD RT A A B A A B A
UD 60 B A B C
Monomethylaniline - C6H5NHCH3 - C7H9N
Cas Nr 100-61-8 Chemical Group Aromatic Hydrocarbons
Synonyms Methylphenylamine, Methylaniline
UD RT A A A
Morpholine - C4H9NO
Cas Nr 110-91-8 Chemical Group Aromatic Hydrocarbons
UD RT A A A A C B B A
Motor oils
Cas Nr - Chemical Group Other hydrocarbons (oils, fuels…)
CA RT A A A A A A A A A A
CA 80 A A A A A A A A
Motor oils HD
Cas Nr - Chemical Group Other hydrocarbons (oils, fuels…)
CA 130 A A A A A A A
Mould (MIL-T-18404 / 4.4.8)
Cas Nr - Chemical Group Other inorganic chemicals
UD RT A A A A A
Muriatic acid - HCl
Cas Nr 7647-01-0 Chemical Group Inorganic acids
Synonyms Hydrochloric acid, Chlorohydric acid
UD RT O C C C C O C A A C A B A A
1 RT C A A B A A A A A A A A A
1 100 C B C C C A A C C A A A
2 RT O A A C B A A A A A A A A A
2 100 O C C C C A A C C A A A
10 RT O A A C C C A A A A A A A A A
10 60 O A C C C B A A A A A
10 80 O C C C C A A B B A A C
20 RT O A A C C C B A A A A A A A A
20 100 O C C C C A A C C A A C
30 RT O A A C C O C A A B A B A A A
40 RT O C C O C A A A B A A A
40 100 O C C O C A B C C A C

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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.