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January 19, 2016

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Plastic Body Materials

IMPORTANT NOTE There are many variables that affect success or failure of a particular material with any given chemical, including concentration, temperature, and the specific compound of the plastic. A material deemed suitable for a specific application is not necessarily suitable for every application, nor that every version of that material is suitable. Plastic compounds vary between manufacturers, and the design of a valve may affect compatibility as well.

The information presented below is generally accurate, but your application may have variables that affect the performance of the material. Plast-O-Matic presents this information and any links solely as a convenience. Your distributor can help with compatibility questions, and you are welcome to contact our Technical Group at (973) 256-3000, but the ultimate determination of suitability of any information, product or material, for use contemplated by the user, the manner of that use, and whether there is any infringement of patents, is the sole responsibility of the user. To the extent that any hazards are listed, we neither suggest nor guarantee that such hazards are the only ones that exist.

It is important to note that any information obtained should be used only as a guide. In many cases a physical test of the material under operating conditions is the only way to ensure the success of a particular material for that application.

We recommend that anyone intending to rely on any recommendation, or use of any equipment, processing technique, or material mentioned in this website or linked websites should satisfy themselves as to suitability, and that all applicable health and safety standards are met. We strongly recommend the user seek and adhere to material manufacturers’ and chemical suppliers’ current instructions for for handling.


IMPORTANT NOTE There are many variables that affect success or failure of a particular material with any given chemical, including concentration, temperature, and the specific compound of the plastic. A material deemed suitable for a specific application is not necessarily suitable for every application, nor that every version of that material is suitable. Plastic compounds vary between manufacturers, and the design of a valve may affect compatibility as well.

The information presented above is generally accurate, but your application may have variables that affect the performance of the material. Plast-O-Matic presents this information and any links solely as a convenience. Your distributor can help with compatibility questions, and you are welcome to contact our Technical Group at (973) 256-3000, but the ultimate determination of suitability of any information, product or material, for use contemplated by the user, the manner of that use, and whether there is any infringement of patents, is the sole responsibility of the user. To the extent that any hazards are listed, we neither suggest nor guarantee that such hazards are the only ones that exist.

It is important to note that any information obtained should be used only as a guide. In many cases a physical test of the material under operating conditions is the only way to ensure the success of a particular material for that application.

We recommend that anyone intending to rely on any recommendation, or use of any equipment, processing technique, or material mentioned in this website or linked websites should satisfy themselves as to suitability, and that all applicable health and safety standards are met. We strongly recommend the user seek and adhere to material manufacturers’ and chemical suppliers’ current instructions for for handling.

Geon® is a trademark of the Geon Co., Corzan® and Temprite® are trademarks of Noveon, Inc., Kynar® is a trademark of Arkema, Viton® and Kalrez® are trademarks of DuPont Dow Elastomers, Pyrex® is a trademark of Corning Glass, Aflas® is a trademark of 3M, Chemraz® is a trademark of Greene-Tweed, Epocap® is a trademark of Royal Adhesives & Sealants; Noryl® is a trademark of Saudi Basic Industries Corporation.