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NYLON AND POLYESTER CHEMICAL RESISTANCE

OXIDIZING AGENTS

POLYESTER

NYLON

 

INORGANIC BASES

POLYESTER

NYLON

Hypochlorites

Excellent

Excellent*

 

Aqueous Environments

Poor

Very Good

Chlorites

Excellent

Excellent*

 

LUBRICANTS

POLYESTER

NYLON

Hydrogen Peroxide

Excellent

Excellent*

 

Hydrocarbon Oils

Very Good

Excellent

Sodium Perborate

Excellent

Excellent

 

Silicones

Very Good

Excellent

REDUCING AGENTS

POLYESTER

NYLON

 

SOLVENTS

POLYESTER

NYLON

Hydrosulfides

Excellent

Excellent

 

Lower Alcohols

Very Good

Excellent

INORGANIC ACIDS

POLYESTER

NYLON

 

Higher Alcohols

Moderate

Excellent

At Room Temperature

Good

Poor

 

Esters

Good

Excellent

At 212 F (100 C)

Moderate

Poor

 

Ketones

Very Good

Excellent

ORGANIC ACIDS

POLYESTER

NYLON

 

Aliphatic Chlorinated Compounds

Good

Good

At Room Temperature

Good

Fair

 

Phenol

Excellent

Poor

At 212

Good

Poor

 

DETERGENTS

POLYESTER

NYLON

 

 

 

 

 

Good

Excellent

*Poor at elevated temperatures

Source: AlliedSignal Fibers