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Chemical Resistance Guide for Plastics


Data for 43,330 combinations of corrodents vs. plastic materials. Avoid lost sales and time, determine if your product is chemically compatible in under 30 seconds. This all-new edition covers 1450+ liquid or dry chemicals, gases, lubricants, household fluids, foods and many other environments are covered. A must-have reference for anyone working with plastics of any type.

  • Spotlighting plastics only.
  • 72 new plastics are covered, compared to 24 in the previous Compass Corrosion Guide II.
  • 1454+ chemical or harsh environments — up from 560.
  • More categories covered in the mechanical & physical properties section.
  • Twice as many synonyms listed to help you find covered combinations.
  • Can save countless hours.
  • Using the guides can eliminate guesswork and costly risk of incompatibility.

 Features & Specifications

  • 1454+ liquid or dry chemicals, gasses, lubricants, household fluids, foods, atmospheres and other environments are covered.
  • 80 chemical trade names covered.
  • 846 synonyms of covered chemicals, gases, etc., indexed to page numbers.
  • A quick reference summary of chemical resistance for each plastic compound is provided.
  • Corrodents listed in alphabetical order.
  • Data are presented in symbolic format (A, B, C, NR) with some data at specific rates of deterioration, time and temperature. See the sample page.
  • Where known chemical resistance varies with concentration and temperature, data is presented in descending order of concentration and temperature.
  • Mechanical, physical and electrical properties data for each plastic is provided.
  • A flex thumb index is provided at the right hand margin of the right hand pages to facilitate rapid access to the desired data.
  • Printed on semigloss, 70 pound, plastic coated bond paper to last several years of use.
  • Case bound hardcover.
  • 682 pages, 8.5 x 11 page size.

Plastics Covered in Book

Plastic Entry Chemicals Covered
Acrilic Fiber (ORLON) 476
Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene ABS 595
Aramide, Aromatic Amide, KEVLAR 387
Asbestos Fiber 266
Cellulose Acetate, CA 272
Cellulose Nitrate, Cn :
Cellulose Acetate, Cellulose Nitrate Blend CA +CN :
Cellulose Vegetable Fiber, COTTON 620
Chlorinated Polyester, Thermoset 690
Chlorinated Polyether, PENTON 682
Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride, CPVC 978
Epoxy, Thermoset 869
Epoxy, Glass Reinforced Thermoset 673
Ethyl Cellulose, EC 157
Ethylene Chlorotrichloroethylene,ECTFE 944
Ethylene Tetrafluoroethylene, ETFE 945
Ethylene Vinyl Acetate, EVA 638
Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene, FEP 1286
Furfuryl AlcohollFormaldehyde, FURAN
Asbestos Reinforced 483
Furfuryl Alcohol/Formaldehyde, FURAN
Carbon Reinforced 319
Furfuryl AlcohollFormaldehyde, FURAN
Glass Reinforced 604
Modacrylic Fiber, 35-85% Acrylonitrile, DYNEL 399
Modified Ethylene Chlorotrifluoroethylene, BLUE ARMOR 603
Perfluoroalkoxy, PFA 1021
Phenolic, Asbestos Reinforced 330
Phenolic, Glass Reinforced 642
Polyacetal, Co-Polymer, POM 809
Polyacetal, Homo-Polymer, POM 898
Polyallomer, PA 516
Polyamide, Unspecified, NYLON 1025
Polyamide, NYLON 6 758
Polyamide, NYLON 66 769
Polyamide, NYLON 6/10 538
Polyamide, NYLON 6/12 527
Polyamide, NYLON 8/9 599
Polyamide, NYLON 11 870
Polyamide, NYLON 12 624
Polyamide-Imide, PAI 405
Polybutylene Terephthalete, PBT 629
Polycarbonate, PC 777
Polychlorotrifluoroethylene, PCTFE 682
Polyester Fiber, DACRON 443
Polyester Bisphenol A, Thermoset 773
Polyester, General Purpose Thermoset 693
Polyester, Isophthalic Acid ,Thermoset 805
Polyetheretherketone, PEEK 636
Polyetherimide, PEl 304
Polyethersulfone, PES 465
Polyethylene, HDPE 1197
Polyethylene, UHMWPE 562
Polyethylene, Crosslinked, XLPE 658
Polyethylene Terephthalate, PET 564
Polyethylene Terephthalate Glycol, PETG 140
Polyimide, PI 202
Polymethacrylate, Acrylic, PMA 476
Polymethyl Pentane, PMP 335
Polyphenylene Oxide, PPO 757
Polyphenylene Sulfide, PPS 665
Polyphenylene Sulfone, PPSU 130
Polypropylene, PP 1235
Polysulfone, PSU 757
Polyphthalamide, PPA 102
Polystyrene, PS 431
Polytetrafluoroethylene, PTFE 1414
Polytetrafluoroethylene, Proprietary Filled, RULON A 448
Polyurethane, PU 1017
Polyvinyl Chloride, Type I, PVC 1272
Polyvinyl Chloride, Type II, PVC :
Polyvinylidene Chloride, PVDC 697
Polyvinylidene Fluoride, PVDF 1143
Styrene Acrylonitrile, SAN 289
Vinyl Ester, Thermoset 858
Viscose Regenerated Cellulose Acetate, RAYON 346