ACRYLITE® Chemical Resistance in General Use

Resistant = Compatible Limited Resistance= Not Compatible Not Resistant= Not Compatible

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Acrylic paints and lacquers x Aqueous hypochlorite solution x Foams x
Aromatic-free hydrocarbons x Bleaching powder, to 5% x Foams, containing plasticizer x
Nitrocellulose x Carbolic acid x Polyamide x
Oil paints, pure x Hydrogen peroxide, to 40% x Polyethylene x
Thinners, general x Hydrogen peroxide, over 40% x PVC x
Chemical Process Baths Lugol solution x PVC, plasticized x
Electroplating baths x Mercuric chloride x Rubber x
Photographic baths x Surgical spirit x Rubber, containing plasticizer x
Building Materials and Protective Agents for Buildings Tincture of iodine, 5% x Food and Spices
Bituminous emulsion x Greases, Oils, Waxes Aniseed, bay, nutmeg x
Cement x Animal x Cloves x
Hot bitumen x Mineral x Coffee beans, flavored x
Mortar x Silicone oil x Coffee beans, unflavored x
Plaster of Paris x Vegetable x Honey, pure x
Red lead x Icecream x

The information on this chart can be used for ACRYLITE® extruded and ACRYLITE® cast sheet. The extruded sheet is dissolved faster by solvents than the cast sheet. All information is based on 72°F (23°C) test temperature and stress free material. The practical performance depends on usage temperatures and actual stresses. If you are not sure about your application, please call Roehm America’s Technical Service Department.

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Food and Spices Cont.BeveragesCleaning Agents Cont.
Marinades x Beer, wine x Carbon tetrachloride x
Meat and Fish x Chamomile extract x Methylated spirits x
Pepper, cinnamon, onions x Chocolate x Paraffin x
Salt x Coffee, tea x Perchloroethylene x
Grapes and Vapors Fruit juice, milk x Petrol, pure x
Ammonia x Nail polish x Petrol mixture, containing benzene x
Bromine vapor (dry) x Nail polish remover x Petroleum ether x
Carbon monoxide x Sea water x Soda solution x
Chloride vapor (dry) x Soaps x Solvent stain removers x
Exhaust gases, containing HCI x Spirits, to 30% x Trichloroethylene x
Exhaust gases, containing HF x Sprays x Turpentine x
Exhaust gases, containing H2SO4 x Vinegar x Turpentine substitute x
Hydrogen sulphide x Water, mineral water x Pest Control Agents
Methane x Cleaning Agents Aqueous solutions of pesticides x
Nitric oxide x Acids- see under chemicals Protective (strippable) Coatings
Oxygen x Alcohol, absolute x Grip Mask® * x
Ozone x Alcohol, to 30% x Sign Strip® ** strippable masking x
Sulphur dioxide (dry) x Alkalis- see under chemicals Miscellaneous
Natural gas (butane) x Ammonia x Urine x

*Trademark of Akzo Nobel Coating, Inc., Louisville, KY

**Trademark of Spraylat Corp., Mt. Vernon, NY

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Chemicals, Solvents, ect. Ethyl alcohol, to 15% x Phosphoric acid, to 10% x
Acetic acid, glacial x Ethyl alcohol, 15-30% x Phosphorus x
Acetic acid, to 25% x Ethyl alcohol, above 30% x Phosphorus trichloride x
Acetic acid, 5% (vinegar) x Ethyl bromide x Picric acid 1% in water. x
Acetone x Ethyl butyrate x Potassium carbonate x
Alum x Ethylene bromide x Potassium chloride x
Aluminium chloride x Ferric chloride x Potassium cyanide x
Aluminium oxalate x Ferrous chloride x Potassium dichromate x
Aluminium sulphate x Ferrous sulphate x Potassium hydroxide x
Ammonia, aqueous solution x Formic acid , to 2% x Potassium nitrate x
Ammonium sulphate x Formic acid, to 40% x Potassium permanganate x
Amyl acetate x Glycerol x Silicon tetrachloride x
Aniline x Glycol x Silver nitrate x
Arsenic x Heptane x Soap Solution x
Arsenic acid x Hexane x Soda x
Battery acid x Hydrochloric acid x Sodium bisulphite x
Benzaldehyde x Hydrofluoric acid, to 20% x Sodium carbonate x
Benzene x Hydrogen peroxide, to 40% x Sodium chlorate x
Bromine x Hydrogen peroxide, over 40% x Sodium chloride x
Butanol x Iodine x Sodium hydroxide x
Butyl lactate x Isopropyl alcohol, to 50% x Sodium hypochlorite x
Butyric acid, to 5% x Lactic acid, to 80% x Sodium sulphate x
Calcium chloride x Magnesium chloride x Sodium sulphide x
Calcium hypochlorite x Magnesium sulphate x Stearic acid x
Carbon disulphide x Manganese sulphate x Sulphur x
Carbon tetrachloride x Mercury x Sulphur dioxide, liquid x
Chlorinated hydrocarbons x Methanol, absolute x Sulphuric acid, to 30% x
Chlorine, liquid x Methanol, to 15% x Sulphurous acid conc. x
Chlorine water x Methyl ethyl ketone x Sulphurous acid, to 5% x
Chloroethyl acetate x Methylated spirits x Sulphuryl chloride x
Chlorophenol x Milk of lime x Tartaric acid, to 50% x
Chromic acid x Monobromonaphthalene x Thionyl chloride x
Citric acid, to 20% x Motor fuel, benzene-free x Toluene x
Copper sulphate x Motor fuel, with benzene x Triethylamine x
Cresol x Nickel sulphate x Trichloroacetic acid x
Cyclohexane x Nitric acid, to 20% x Tricresyl phosphate x
Diacetone alcohol x Nitric acid, 20-70% x Turpentine x
Diamyl phthalate x Nitric acid, over 70% x Turpentine substitute x
Dibutyl phthalate x Oxalic acid x Urea, to 20% x
Diethylene glycol x Paraffin x Xylene x
Dioxane x Perchloroethylene x Zinc sulphate, aqueous x
Ether x Petroleum ether x Zinc sulphate, solid x
Ethyl acetate x Phenols x