Technical Chart

Chemical and Abrasion Resistance of Fibres
Generic Type Examples Max Working Temperature (°C) Abrasion Resistance Acid Resistance Alkali Resistance Some Damaging Agents
Polyester Dacron Trevira 150 VG G P Quicklime, conc. mineral acids, steam hydrolysis
Polyaramid Nomex Conex 200 VG P VG Oxalic acid, mineral acids, acid salts
Polyimide P84 260 VG P VG Oxalic acid, mineral acids, acid salts
Cellulose Cotton Viscose 100 G P VG Copper sulphate, mineral acids, acid salts, bacteria
Silicate Fibreglass 260 P F F Calcium Chloride, Sodium Chloride, Strong Alkalis
Homopolymer acrylic Dolanit Zefran Ricem 140 G G F Zinc and Ferric Chloride, Ammonium Sulphate, Whiocyanates
Copolymer Acrylic Dralon Orlon 120 G G F As above for homopolymer
Polypropylene Moplefan (Trol) 90 (125) G E E Aluminium Sulphate, Oxidising Agents, e.g. Copper Salts, Nitric Acid
PTFE Teflon Rastex 260 F E E Fluorine
Polyamide Nylons 100 E P E Calcium chloride, zinc chloride, mineral acids
Polypeptide Wool 110 G G P Alkalis, Bacteria
Polyphenylene Sulphide Ryton Procon 190 G VG E Strong Oxidising Agents
PEEK Zyex 250 VG G G Nitric Acid
Polyester Dacron Trevira 150 VG G P Quicklime, conc. mineral acids, steam hydrolysis

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