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Chemical & Physical Resistance Data for Fibres

Chemical & Physical Resistance Data for Fibres

The chemical & physical resistance data for fibres is divided into these two tables:

Tabla 1. Polyester, Acrylic, Polyamide & Aramyd

Tabla 2. Polypropylene, Polyvinyl, Politetrafluoro-Etilenica, Glass & Cotton

Table 1. Polyester, Acrylic, Polyamide & Aramyd

FIBRE POLYESTER ACRYLIC POLYAMIDE ARAMYD
SIGLA DIN 60001 *Note1 PES PAN PA PAI
MAIN BRAND TRADEMARKS & MANUFACTURERS Dacron polyester
Du pont
Ricem
Montefibre
Nylon
Rhone Poulenc
Nomex
Du Pont
Terital
Montefibre
Orlon
Du Pont
Nailon
Montefibre
Tejin Conex
Tejin
Trevira
Hoechst
Crylor
Rhone Pulent
Perlon
Bayer
Tergal
Soc. Rohdiaceta
Redon
Phrix
Rilsan
Atochem
Terylene
I.C.I (Du Pont in USA)
Dolanit
Hoechst
Lilion
Snia Viscosa
Diolan
Glanzstoff (NE)
Leacril
Montefibre
CHEMICAL COMPOSITION POLIETILEN-TEREFTALATO POLIACRILO-NITRILE POLIAMMIDE POLIAMMIDE AROMATICA
YARN TYPE*Note2 S F M S F S F M S F
SPECIFIC GRAVITY (g/cm3) 1.38 1.15-1.17 1.04-1.14 1.38
MOISTURE ABSORPTION 20C H.R. 65% 0.4 1-2 4 5
MAX CONTINUOUS TEMPERATURE C 130-135 130-135 100-110 200-220
MAX TEMPERATURE (PEAKS) C 140 135-140 120 260
CHEMICAL RESISTANCE*Note3

STRONG ACID

WEAK ACIDS

STRONG
ALKALIS

WEAK
ALKALIS

OXIDIZING
AGENTS

HYDROLYSIS
(MOIST HEAT)

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FIBRES SPECIFIC SOLVENTS H2SO4
C6H5NO2
C6H5OH
HNO3
CHON(CH3)2
CH3COOH
HCOOH
H2SO4
C6H5OH
H2SO4

Tabla 2. Polypropylene, Polyvinyl, Politetrafluoro-Etilenica, Glass & Cotton

FIBRE POLYPROPYLENE POLYVINYL POLITETRAFLUORO-ETILENICA GLASS COTTON
SIGLA DIN 60001 *Note1 PP PVC PTFE GL Co
MAIN BRAND TRADEMARKS & MANUFACTURERS Meraklon
Montefibre
Leavil
Montefibre
Teflon
Du Pont
Fiberglass
Owens Corning
Pylen
Mitsubishi Corp.
Saran
Dow Chemical
Rastex
Gore
Vetrotex
Balzaretti e Modigliani
Courlene
Courtaulds
Rovyl
Rhone Poulenc
Profilen
Lenzing
Vetrolon
Gevetex
Hostalen
Hoechst
Harlan
Phoenix
CHEMICAL COMPOSITION POLIETILEN-TEREFTALATO POLYVINYL CHLORIDE POLYTETRAFLUORETHYLENE SILICE CELLULOSE
YARN TYPE*Note2 S F M S F M S F M S F S
SPECIFIC GRAVITY (g/cm3) 0.91 1.35 2.1 2.5 1.52
MOISTURE ABSORPTION 20C H.R. 65% 0.05 0.05 0.015 0 7-8
MAX CONTINUOUS TEMPERATURE C 80-90 80-90 240-260 280-300 90-100
MAX TEMPERATURE (PEAKS) C 90-100 90-100 280 320 110
CHEMICAL RESISTANCE *Note3

STRONG ACID

WEAK ACIDS


STRONG
ALKALIS

WEAK
ALKALIS

OXIDIZING
AGENTS


HYDROLYSIS
(MOIST HEAT)


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FIBRES SPECIFIC SOLVENTS Hydrocarbons
Solvents
Clorides
CH3COOH3
CHCL3
CS2
F (nascent) HF H2SO4

Note 1. DIN is the German Institute for Standardization.
DIN 60001-1, Publication date:2001-05. Textile fibres - Part 1: Natural fibres and letter codes

The equivalent ISO (International Organization for Standardization) Standards:
ISO 6938:1984; Textiles - Natural fibres - Generic names and definitions.

Note 2. Yarn Type (i.e. continuously twisted fibers or strands suitable for use in weaving into fabrics).

S: Staple
F: Multifilament
M: Monofilament

Note 3. Chemical Resistance

◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ Excellent (recommended)
◊ ◊ ◊ Good (satisfactory)
◊ ◊ Fair (only to be used if no other material is satisfactory)
Poor dissolved

This data has been obtained from the main manufacturers guides and they can be useful for general considerations. They may be subject to revision and up-dating. Please contact us for further details and informations.

Information on the periodic table

Information on several materials can be reach at these webpages:

Stainless Steel

Glass

Teflon

PVC

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