Chemical Resistance - SafeCAP

Chemical Resistance

The properties of plastics are defined chiefly by the organic chemistry of the polymer such as hardness, density, and resistance to heat, organic solvents, oxidation, and ionizing radiation. In particular, most plastics will melt upon heating to a few hundred degrees celsius.

The term plastics is a general term that refers to a man-made class of polymers. Polymers are long molecules that are made from smaller molecules joined together. Since plastics are man made bacteria find it hard to breakdown substances made of plastics. This can sometimes prove to be an undesirable characteristic of plastics as they tend to persist in the environment and become a source of pollution.

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  HDPELDPEPPTPEPA6
Heat resistanceIntermittent10060130150150
Continous804010012090
Resistant againstNon oxidising acidOOOOX
Non oxidising alkalisOOOOO
AlcoholOOOOX
SolventOOOOO
FuelsOOOXO
OilsOOOOO
GreasesOOOOO
Oxigising agentsXXXOX
SolventsOOOOO
BenzolOOOOO
AcidsOOOOX


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