ACRYLITE® Soundstop Chemical Resistance

The table below gives an indication of the chemical resistance of ACRYLITE® Soundstop noise barrier panels and ACRYLITE® Soundstop GS CC noise barrier panels. Plastic materials can be attacked by chemicals in several ways. The methods of fabrication and/or conditions of exposure of ACRYLITE® Soundstop, as well as the manner in which the chemicals are applied, can influence the final results even for “R” coded chemicals. Some of these factors include:

Fabrication – stress generated while sawing, sanding, machining, drilling, and/or forming.

Exposure – length of exposure, stresses induced during the life of the product due to various loads, changes in temperatures, etc.

Application of Chemicals – by contact, rubbing, wiping, spraying, etc.

The table should be used as only a general guide and, in case of doubt, it should be supplemented by tests made under actual working conditions. The codes used to describe chemical resistance are:

R = Resistant

ACRYLITE® Soundstop noise barrier panels withstand this substance for long periods and at temperatures up to 120°F (49°C).

LR = Limited Resistance

ACRYLITE® Soundstop noise barrier panels resist the action of this substance for short periods at room temperatures. The resistance for a particular application must be determined.

N = Not Resistant

ACRYLITE® Soundstop noise barrier panels are not resistant to this substance. It is swelled, attacked, dissolved or damaged in some manner.

ChemicalCodeChemicalCode
Acetone N Heptane R
Ammonium Chloride R Hexane R
Ammonium Hydroxide (Concentrated) R Hydrochloric Acid R
Aromatic Based Graffiti Removers N Ice Ban® UltraTM M R
Battery Acid R Isopropyl Alcohol LR
Benzene N Kerosene R
Butyl Acetate N Lacquer Thinner N
Calcium Chloride (100%) R Magnesium Chloride R
Calcium Hypochlorite R Methyl Alcohol (30%) LR
Calcium / Magnesium Acetate R Methyl Alcohol (100%) N
Citric acid (20%) R Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) N
CMAK (Potassium Acetate/Calcium Magnesium acetate) R Methylene Chloride N
Diesel Oil R Potassium Acetate R
Ethyl Alcohol (30%) LR Sodium Acetate R
Ethyl Alcohol (95%) N Sulphuric Acid (3%) R
Ethylene Glycol R Sulphuric Acid (30%) R
Gasoline LR Sulphuric Acid (Concentrated) N
Toluene N