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Note:G = Good, F = Fair, X = Not recommended,- = No data available Polyester Polypro Nylon-6 Aramid/Nx Acrylic Modacrylic PVC PVDC PTFE/Teflon PPS/Ryton Glass Cotton Wool
Temperature Limit F 266 212 212 392 284 158 140 140 428 356 500 212 194
Temperature Limit C 130 100 100 200 140 70 60 60 220 180 260 100 90
Resistance to Acid                          
Hydrochloric G G X X G G G G G G F X F
Sulfuric F G X X G G G G G G F X F
Nitric F G X X G G F G G F G X F
Chromic G G X X G G G G G X G X X
Aqua Regina F G X X G F G G G X G X X
Acetic G G F F G G G G G G G G F
Formic G G F F G G G G G - G F F
Hydrofluoric F X - - - - - - - - - - -
Phosphoric G X - - - - - - - - - - -
Note:G = Good, F = Fair, X = Not recommended,- = No data available Polyester Polypro Nylon-6 Aramid/Nx Acrylic Modacrylic PVC PVDC PTFE/Teflon PPS/Ryton Glass Cotton Wool
Resistance to Alkali                          
Ammonium Hydroxide X F F F F F G F G G G F X
Sodium Hydroxide X G F F F F G G G G X G X
Potassium Hydroxide X F F F X F G F G G X G X
Note:G = Good, F = Fair, X = Not recommended,- = No data available Polyester Polypro Nylon-6 Aramid/Nx Acrylic Modacrylic PVC PVDC PTFE/Teflon PPS/Ryton Glass Cotton Wool
Resistance to Salt                          
Calcium Chloride G G X F G G G G G - F G F
Sodium Acetate G G - - - - - - - - - - -
Sodium Benzoate G G - - - - - - - - - - -
Sodium Bisulphate G G - - - - - - - - - - -
Sodium Bromide G G - - - - - - - - - - -
Sodium Cyanide G G - - - - - - - - - - -
Aluminum Chloride G G - G - - - - - - - - -
Ammonium Chloride G G - G - - - - - - - - -
Barium Chloride G G - - - - - - - - - - -
Ferric Chloride G G - - - - - - - - - - -
Magnesium Chloride G G - - - - - - - - - - -
Sodium Nitrate G G - - - - - - - - - - -
Aluminum Sulphate G G - G - - - - - - - - -
Copper Sulphate G G - - - - - - - - - - -
Sodium Sulphate G G - - - - - - - - - - -
Sodium Sulphide G G - - - - - - - - - - -
Sodium Chloride G G G G G G G G G - F G G
Zinc Chloride X G X F F G G G G - G F X
Note:G = Good, F = Fair, X = Not recommended,- = No data available Polyester Polypro Nylon-6 Aramid/Nx Acrylic Modacrylic PVC PVDC PTFE/Teflon PPS/Ryton Glass Cotton Wool
Resistance to Oxidizing Agent                        
Peracetic Acid F G - - - - - - - - - - -
Potassium Bichromate G G - - - - - - - - - - -
Sodium Chlorite X G - - - - - - - - - - -
Potassium Chlorite F G - - - - - - - - - - -
Ozone G F - - - - - - - - - - -
Potassium Permanganate G G - - - - - - - - - - -
Iodine Solution F G - - - - - - - - - - -
Calcium Hypochlorite G G - - - - - - - - - - -
Hydrogen Peroxide F G F - G G G G G - G G X
Sodium Hypochlorite G X F F G G G G G - X F X
Chlorine F G X X F F G X G - X F X
Fluorine F G X - F F - X G - X X X
Note:G = Good, F = Fair, X = Not recommended,- = No data available Polyester Polypro Nylon-6 Aramid/Nx Acrylic Modacrylic PVC PVDC PTFE/Teflon PPS/Ryton Glass Cotton Wool
Resistance to Organic Solvent                        
Acetone G F G G G X X X G - G G G
Carbon Tetra-Chlorite G F G G G G F G G G G G F
Ethyl Alcohol G G G G G F G G G G G G F
MEK G F G G G X X F G - G - -
Tri-Chloro Ethylene G F G G G G F G G - G G G
Amyl Acetate G G - - - - - - - - - - -
Butyl Acetate G F - - - - - - - - - - -
Ethyl Acetate G F - - - - - - - - - - -
Amyl Alcohol G G - - - - - - - - - - -
Methyl Alcohol G G - - - - - - - - - - -
Benzene G F - - - - - - - - - - -
Carbon Bisulfide F X - - - - - - - - - - -
Cyclohexanone G F - - - - - - - - - - -
Chloroform G X - - - - - - - - - - -
Ethyl Chloride G F - - - - - - - - - - -
Ether Benzene G X - - - - - - - - - - -
Ethyl Ether G F - - - - - - - - - - -
Diethylene Glycol F G - - - - - - - - - - -
Ethylene Glycol F G - - - - - - - - - - -
Propylene Glycol F G - - - - - - - - - - -
Methyl Ethyl Acetone G F - - - - - - - - - - -
Xylene G X - - - - - - - - - - -
Toluene G X G G G G F F G F G G G
DEG G G G G G G F G G - G - -
Note:G = Good, F = Fair, X = Not recommended,- = No data available Polyester Polypro Nylon-6 Aramid/Nx Acrylic Modacrylic PVC PVDC PTFE/Teflon PPS/Ryton Glass Cotton Wool
Resistance to Organic Acids                        
Acetic G G - - - - - - - - - - -
Benzoic G G - - - - - - - - - - -
Butyric G G - - - - - - - - - - -
Formic G G - - - - - - - - - - -
Phtalic G G - - - - - - - - - - -
Lactic G G - - - - - - - - - - -
Oieic G F - - - - - - - - - - -
Oxalic G F - - - - - - - - - - -
Salicylic F G - - - - - - - - - - -
Note:G = Good, F = Fair, X = Not recommended,- = No data available Polyester Polypro Nylon-6 Aramid/Nx Acrylic Modacrylic PVC PVDC PTFE/Teflon PPS/Ryton Glass Cotton Wool
Resistance to Mineral Oil G G G G G G G G G G G G G
                         
Resistance to Bases                          
Calcium Carbonate G G - - - - - - - - - - -
Potassium Carbonate G G - - - - - - - - - - -
Sodium Carbonate F G - - - - - - - - - - -
Ammonium Hydroxide G G - - - - - - - - - - -
Calcium Hydroxide G G - - - - - - - - - - -
Potassium Hydroxide X G - - - - - - - - - - -
Sodium Hydroxide X G - - - - - - - - - - -
Note:G = Good, F = Fair, X = Not recommended,- = No data available Polyester Polypro Nylon-6 Aramid/Nx Acrylic Modacrylic PVC PVDC PTFE/Teflon PPS/Ryton Glass Cotton Wool
Miscellaneous                          
Acetaldehyde (in water) F F - - - - - - - - - - -
Aniline G F - - - - - - - - - - -
Benzaldehyde (in water) G F - - - - - - - - - - -
Cresol F F - - - - - - - - - - -
Phenol X X - - - - - - - - - - -
Formaldehyde G F - - - - - - - - - - -
Glycerine G G - - - - - - - - - - -
Naphtha G G - - - - - - - - - - -
Nitrobenzene F G - - - - - - - - - - -
Tricresyl Phosphate G X - - - - - - - - - - -
                           

 

Polyamide Nylon

Polypro

Polyester

Acrylic Copolymer

Homopolmer Acrylic

Ryton

Nomex

P84

Teflon

                   
Continuous operating 200 F 200 F 270F 248F 260F 375F 400F 500F 500F
temperature, dry heat 94C 94C 132C 120C 125C 190C 204C 232C 260C
                   
Water vapor saturated 200F 200F 200F 230F 260F 375F 350F 383F 500F
environment, moist heat 94C 94C 94C 110C 125C 190C 177C 195C 260C
                   
Specific gravity 1.14 0.9 1.38 1.16 1.17 1.38 1.38 1.41 2.3
                   
Relative moisture regain (%)                  
68F and 85% moisture 4.0 to 4.5 0.1 0.4 1 1 0.6 4.5 3 0
                   
Supports resistance YES YES YES NO YES NO NO NO NO
                   
Microbial resistance No effect Excellent No effect Very Good Very Good No effect No effect No effect No effect
                   
Alkalies Good Excellent Fair Fair Fair Excellent Good Excellent Excellent
                   
Mineral Acids Poor Excellent Fair Good Very Good Excellent Fair Very Good Excellent
                   
Organic acid Poor Excellent Fair Good Excellent Excellent Fair Good Excellent
                   
Oxidizing agents Fair Good Good Good Good Excellent Poor Very Good Excellent
                   
Organic solvents Very Good Excellent Good Very Good Very Good Excellent Very Good Excellent Excellent
                   
                   
TREATMENT & BLENDS                  
                   
Treatment   Purpose of treatment   Appicale media    
                   
Singed   Enhances cake release   All except Nylon, PTFE, and Ryton  
                   
Glazed (eggshell)   Enhances cake release   Polyester and Polypropylene