The Universal Selection Source: Plastics & Elastomers


Sodium hydroxide @ <40%, 60°C

Chemical resistance of plastics to Sodium hydroxide @ <40%, 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
HDPE - High Density Polyethylene HDPE - High Density Polyethylene Satisfying
LCP Liquid Crystal Polymer Satisfying
LDPE - Low Density Polyethylene LDPE - Low Density Polyethylene Satisfying
LLDPE - Linear Low Density Polyethylene LLDPE - Linear Low Density Polyethylene Satisfying
PE 30% GF Polyethylene 30% glass fiber Satisfying
PEEK Polyetheretherketone 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
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
PVC 20% GF Polyvinyl Chloride 20% glass fiber Limited
PVC plasticized Polyvinyl Chloride plasticized Limited
PVC plasticized filled Polyvinyl Chloride plasticized filled Limited
PVC rigid Polyvinyl Chloride rigid 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
XLPE - Crosslinked Polyethylene XLPE - Crosslinked Polyethylene Satisfying

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