Chemical Resistance of Plastics Four Key Factors

Video series explores the impacts of temperature, length of exposure, stress, and concentration

What’s causing your plastic parts to craze or crack? Can plastic seals or wear guides stand up to high heat and harsh chemicals? And what really happens when a molecular chain “unzips”? If challenges and questions like these keep you and your project team up at night, fear not — our plastics experts live to solve them.

Watch this four-part video series, in which Curbell Plastics Associate Technical Service Engineer Stephen Denny explores the critical factors you should consider when selecting a plastic material for use in applications and environments that require exposure to acids, bases, solvents, and industrial chemicals.

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Temperature and Chemical Resistance of Plastics

Explore heat’s impact on absorption, property loss, and more.

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Length of Exposure and Chemical Resistance of Plastics

How can cleaning chemicals cause a part to fail? Here, timing is everything.

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Stress and Chemical Resistance of Plastics

Learn how internal and external stresses can lead to part downtime.

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Concentration and Chemical Resistance of Plastics

Higher-concentration chemicals can cause plastic property loss — here’s why.

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