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Chemical resistance for General Purpose Polyester Film (Mylar)

Chemicals with Little or No Effect on Polyester Film:
Hydrocarbons Alcohols Ketones
Toluene Methanol Acetone
Heptane Ethanol Methyl Ethyl Ketone
Xylene Isopropanol Cyclohexanone
Benzene Cyclohexanol
Chlorinated Hydrocarbons Ethers Esters
Chloroform 1,4-Dioxane Ethyl Acetate
Trichloroethylene Tetrahydrofuran Isopropyl Acetate
Carbon Tetrachloride
Ethylene Glycol Monomethyl Ether Acetate
Acids Alkalies
Glacial Acetic Acid Ammonium Hydroxide (2%)
Nitric Acid (35%) Sodium Hydroxide (2%)
Hydrochloric Acid (conc.)

Sulfuric Acid (50%)

Chemicals that Attack Polyester Film:
Acids Alkalies Amines
Nitric Acid (35%) Ammonium Hydroxide (10%) Ethylene Diamine
Hydrochloric Acid (conc.) Sodium Hydroxide (10%) n-Butylamine
Sulfuric Acid (50%)

Chemicals that Dissolve Polyester Film:
Dichloroacetic Acid
Title: Chemical resistance for General Purpose Polyester Film (Mylar)
Description: Chemical effects on Polyester Film
Published: 3/10/2009
Last Edited: 5/4/2012
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