The Universal Selection Source: Plastics & Elastomers


Sodium hydroxide @ 10%, 60°C

Chemical resistance of plastics to Sodium hydroxide @ 10%, 60°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
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
HDPE - High Density Polyethylene HDPE - High Density Polyethylene Satisfying
LCP Liquid Crystal Polymer Satisfying
PC 20-40% GF Polycarbonate 20-40% glass fiber Satisfying
PC 20-40% GF FR Polycarbonate 20-40% glass fiber flame retardant Satisfying
PC high heat Polycarbonate high heat Satisfying
PE 30% GF Polyethylene 30% glass fiber Satisfying
PEEK Polyetheretherketone Satisfying
PET Polyethylene Terephtalate Non Satisfactory
PET 30% GF Polyethylene Terephtalate 30% glass fiber Non Satisfactory
PET 30/35% GF Impact modified Polyethylene Terephtalate 30/35% glass fiber impact modified Non Satisfactory
PET G Polyethylene Terephtalate Glycol Non Satisfactory
PI Polyimide Non Satisfactory
POM Polyoxymethylene (acetal) Limited
POM impact modified Polyoxymethylene (acetal) impact modified Limited
POM low friction Polyoxymethylene (acetal) low friction Limited
POM mineral filled Polyoxymethylene (acetal) mineral filled Limited
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
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
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
PVDF Polyvinylidene Fluoride Limited
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 Limited
UP antistatic charged UP antistatic charged Limited
UP BMC 10-20% GF UP BMC 10-20% GF Limited
UP BMC 18% GF FR halogen free UP BMC 18% GF FR halogen free Limited
UP BMC 22 -28% GF UP BMC 22 -28% GF Limited
UP BMC 7% GF UP BMC 7% GF Limited
UP Filled FR UP Filled FR Limited
UP flexible UP flexible Limited
UP FR grade UP FR grade Limited
UP FR mineral filled UP FR mineral filled Limited
UP low styrene emission UP low styrene emission Limited
UP poured electrical grade UP poured electrical grade Limited
UP short GF UP short GF Limited
UP textile fiber filled UP textile fiber filled Limited
XLPE - Crosslinked Polyethylene XLPE - Crosslinked Polyethylene Satisfying

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