The Universal Selection Source: Plastics & Elastomers


Ammonium hydroxide @ 30%, 20°C

Chemical resistance of plastics to Ammonium hydroxide @ 30%, 20°C is depending on their ability to keep properties when exposed to this reagent. Traditional chemical degradations encompass aesthetic defects, decomposition, swelling, crazing, cracking, and/or change in mechanical properties such as impact strength, tensile strength and elongation. Chemical Resistance of plastics vary with temperature and reagents concentration. ASTM D543 describes the Standard Practices for Evaluating the Resistance of Plastics to Chemical Reagents.

Name of the polymer Explicit name of the polymer Resistivity
ABS Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Styrene Limited
ABS FR Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Styrene flame retardant Limited
ABS High Heat Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Styrene High Heat Limited
ABS High Impact Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Styrene High Impact Limited
ABS/PC Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Styrene/Polycarbonate Limited
ABS/PC 20% GF Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Styrene/Polycarbonate 20% glass fiber Limited
ABS/PC FR Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Styrene/Polycarbonate flame retardant Limited
Amorphous TPI Blend, Ultra-high heat, Chemical Resistant (High Flow) Amorphous TPI Blend, Ultra-high heat, Chemical Resistant (High Flow) Limited
Amorphous TPI Blend, Ultra-high heat, Chemical Resistant (Standard Flow) Amorphous TPI Blend, Ultra-high heat, Chemical Resistant (Standard Flow) Limited
Amorphous TPI, High Heat, High Flow, Lead-Free Solderable, 30% GF Amorphous TPI, High Heat, High Flow, Lead-Free Solderable, 30% GF Limited
Amorphous TPI, High Heat, High Flow, Transparent, Lead-Free Solderable (High Flow) Amorphous TPI, High Heat, High Flow, Transparent, Lead-Free Solderable (High Flow) Limited
Amorphous TPI, High Heat, High Flow, Transparent, Lead-Free Solderable (Standard Flow) Amorphous TPI, High Heat, High Flow, Transparent, Lead-Free Solderable (Standard Flow) Limited
Amorphous TPI, Highest heat, Chemical Resistant, 260C UL RTI Amorphous TPI, Highest heat, Chemical Resistant, 260C UL RTI Limited
Amorphous TPI, Moderate Heat, Transparent Amorphous TPI, Moderate Heat, Transparent Limited
Amorphous TPI, Moderate Heat, Transparent (Food Contact Approved) Amorphous TPI, Moderate Heat, Transparent (Food Contact Approved) Limited
Amorphous TPI, Moderate Heat, Transparent (Mold Release grade) Amorphous TPI, Moderate Heat, Transparent (Mold Release grade) Limited
Amorphous TPI, Moderate Heat, Transparent (Powder form) Amorphous TPI, Moderate Heat, Transparent (Powder form) Limited
CA - Cellulose Acetate Cellulose Acetate Non Satisfactory
CPVC - Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride CPVC - Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride Satisfying
ECTFE Ethylene Chlorotrifluoroethylene Satisfying
Epoxy resin + Aluminium powder Epoxy resin + Aluminium powder Limited
Epoxy resin + silica poured Epoxy resin + silica poured Limited
Epoxy resin 60% graphite Epoxy resin 60% graphite Limited
Epoxy resin long GF Epoxy resin long GF Limited
Epoxy resin pure at T <> Epoxy resin pure at T <> Limited
Epoxy resin pure expanded Epoxy resin pure expanded Limited
Epoxy resin pure expanded FR Epoxy resin pure expanded FR Limited
Epoxy resin pure T=120-140°C Epoxy resin pure T=120-140°C Limited
Epoxy resin pure T=140-180°C Epoxy resin pure T=140-180°C Limited
Epoxy resin short GF and minerals Epoxy resin short GF and minerals Limited
Epoxy resin, expanded, short GF Epoxy resin, expanded, short GF Limited
Epoxy resin, expanded, short GF, FR Epoxy resin, expanded, short GF, FR Limited
Epoxy resin, flexible Epoxy resin, flexible Limited
Epoxy resin, poured, Epoxy resin, poured, Limited
Epoxy resin, poured, mineral filled Epoxy resin, poured, mineral filled Limited
ETFE Ethylene Tetrafluoroethylene Satisfying
EVA Ethylene Vinyl Acetate Satisfying
EVOH Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol Non Satisfactory
Fluorosilicone low hardness Fluorosilicone low hardness Limited
Fluorosilicone, 47 Shore A, hot curing Fluorosilicone, 47 Shore A, hot curing Limited
HDPE - High Density Polyethylene HDPE - High Density Polyethylene Satisfying
HIPS - High Impact Polystyrene HIPS - High Impact Polystyrene Satisfying
HIPS FR V0 High Impact Polystyrene flame retardant V0 Satisfying
LDPE - Low Density Polyethylene LDPE - Low Density Polyethylene Satisfying
LLDPE - Linear Low Density Polyethylene LLDPE - Linear Low Density Polyethylene Satisfying
PA 66 Polyamide 6-6 Satisfying
PA 66 30% GF Polyamide 6-6 30% glass fiber Satisfying
PA 66 30% mineral filled Polyamide 6-6 30% mineral filled Satisfying
PA 66 IM 15-30% GF Polyamide 6-6 impact modified 15-30% glass fiber Satisfying
PA 66 impact modified Polyamide 6-6 impact modified Satisfying
PC 20-40% GF Polycarbonate 20-40% glass fiber Non Satisfactory
PC 20-40% GF FR Polycarbonate 20-40% glass fiber flame retardant Non Satisfactory
PC high heat Polycarbonate high heat Non Satisfactory
PE 30% GF Polyethylene 30% glass fiber Satisfying
PEEK Polyetheretherketone Satisfying
PET Polyethylene Terephtalate Satisfying
PET 30% GF Polyethylene Terephtalate 30% glass fiber Satisfying
PET 30/35% GF Impact modified Polyethylene Terephtalate 30/35% glass fiber impact modified Satisfying
PET G Polyethylene Terephtalate Glycol Satisfying
PF BMC GF filled PF BMC GF filled Non Satisfactory
PF powder molding, GF filled PF powder molding, GF filled Non Satisfactory
PF powder molding, GF filled, FR V0 Halogen free PF powder molding, GF filled, FR V0 Halogen free Non Satisfactory
PF powder molding, GF filled, Rubber modified PF powder molding, GF filled, Rubber modified Non Satisfactory
PF powder molding, Mica filled PF powder molding, Mica filled Non Satisfactory
PF powder molding, mineral filled PF powder molding, mineral filled Non Satisfactory
PF powder molding, Rubber modified PF powder molding, Rubber modified Non Satisfactory
PF powder molding, Textile filled PF powder molding, Textile filled Non Satisfactory
PF powder molding, wood flour filled PF powder molding, wood flour filled Non Satisfactory
PMMA Polymethylmethacrylate (Acrylic) Satisfying
PMMA high heat Polymethylmethacrylate (Acrylic) high heat Satisfying
PMMA Impact modified Polymethylmethacrylate (Acrylic) impact modified Satisfying
POM Polyoxymethylene (acetal) Satisfying
POM impact modified Polyoxymethylene (acetal) impact modified Satisfying
POM low friction Polyoxymethylene (acetal) low friction Satisfying
POM mineral filled Polyoxymethylene (acetal) mineral filled Satisfying
PP 10-20% GF Polypropylene 10-20% glass fiber Satisfying
PP 10-40% mineral filled Polypropylene 10-40% mineral filled Satisfying
PP 10-40% TALC Polypropylene 10-40% talc Satisfying
PP 30-40% GF Polypropylene 30-40% glass fiber Satisfying
PP copo Polypropylene copolymer Satisfying
PP homo Polypropylene homopolymer Satisfying
PP impact modified Polypropylene impact modified Satisfying
PPE Polyphenylene Ether Satisfying
PPE 30% GF Polyphenylene Ether 30% glass fiber Satisfying
PPE FR Polyphenylene Ether flame retardant Satisfying
PPE impact modified Polyphenylene Ether impact modified Satisfying
PPE mineral filled Polyphenylene Ether mineral filled Satisfying
PPS Polyphenylene Sulfide Satisfying
PPS 20-30% GF Polyphenylene Sulfide 20-30% glass fiber Satisfying
PPS 40% GF Polyphenylene Sulfide 40% glass fiber Satisfying
PPS conductive Polyphenylene Sulfide conductive Satisfying
PPS GF & mineral Polyphenylene Sulfide glass fiber & mineral Satisfying
PS 30 % GF Polystyrene 30% glass fiber Satisfying
PS crystal Polystyrene crystal Satisfying
PS high heat Polystyrene high heat Satisfying
PSU Polysulfone Satisfying
PSU 30% GF Polysulfone 30% glass fiber Satisfying
PSU mineral filled Polysulfone mineral filled Satisfying
PTFE Polytetrafluoroethylene Satisfying
PTFE 25% GF Polytetrafluoroethylene 25% glass fiber Satisfying
PVC 20% GF Polyvinyl Chloride 20% glass fiber Satisfying
PVC plasticized Polyvinyl Chloride plasticized Satisfying
PVC plasticized filled Polyvinyl Chloride plasticized filled Satisfying
PVC rigid Polyvinyl Chloride rigid Satisfying
PVDF Polyvinylidene Fluoride Limited
SAN Styrene Acrylonitrile Satisfying
SAN 20% GF Styrene Acrylonitrile 20% glass fiber Satisfying
Silicon heat sink Silicon heat sink Non Satisfactory
Silicon RTV bicomponent high hardness Silicon RTV bicomponent high hardness Non Satisfactory
Silicon RTV bicomponent low hardness Silicon RTV bicomponent low hardness Non Satisfactory
Silicon stirrable dureté élevée 60/80 ShoreA Silicon stirrable dureté élevée 60/80 ShoreA Non Satisfactory
Silicon stirrable filled for cables Silicon stirrable filled for cables Non Satisfactory
Silicon stirrable High temperature cables Silicon stirrable High temperature cables Non Satisfactory
Silicon stirrable low hardness, shore A 35-50 Silicon stirrable low hardness, shore A 35-50 Non Satisfactory
Silicone Epoxy modified Silicone Epoxy modified Non Satisfactory
Silicone pompable conductive black Silicone pompable conductive black Non Satisfactory
Silicone pumpable low hardness Shore A 20-35 Silicone pumpable low hardness Shore A 20-35 Non Satisfactory
Silicone pumpable medium hardness Shore A 40/70 Silicone pumpable medium hardness Shore A 40/70 Non Satisfactory
Silicone resin for electronic Silicone resin for electronic Non Satisfactory
Silicone RTV expandable foam Silicone RTV expandable foam Non Satisfactory
Silicone RTV one component high hardness Silicone RTV one component high hardness Non Satisfactory
Silicone RTV one component low hardness Silicone RTV one component low hardness Non Satisfactory
TPI-PEEK Blend, Ultra-high heat, Chemical Resistant, High Flow, 240C UL RTI TPI-PEEK Blend, Ultra-high heat, Chemical Resistant, High Flow, 240C UL RTI Limited
UP acrylate urethane 40% aramid fiber UP acrylate urethane 40% aramid fiber Non Satisfactory
UP antistatic charged UP antistatic charged Non Satisfactory
UP BMC 10-20% GF UP BMC 10-20% GF Non Satisfactory
UP BMC 18% GF FR halogen free UP BMC 18% GF FR halogen free Non Satisfactory
UP BMC 22 -28% GF UP BMC 22 -28% GF Non Satisfactory
UP BMC 7% GF UP BMC 7% GF Non Satisfactory
UP Filled FR UP Filled FR Non Satisfactory
UP flexible UP flexible Non Satisfactory
UP FR grade UP FR grade Non Satisfactory
UP FR mineral filled UP FR mineral filled Non Satisfactory
UP low styrene emission UP low styrene emission Non Satisfactory
UP poured electrical grade UP poured electrical grade Non Satisfactory
UP short GF UP short GF Non Satisfactory
UP textile fiber filled UP textile fiber filled Non Satisfactory
XLPE - Crosslinked Polyethylene XLPE - Crosslinked Polyethylene Satisfying

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