thyssenkrupp Engineered Plastics stocks a full line of advanced quality chemical resistant plastics that are suitable for any application that requires high corrosion-resistance. When choosing a corrosion resistant plastics product, special attention should be given to the chemicals or corrosive agents the plastic material will be exposed to. Be sure to review any technical information and to thoroughly test materials for the application they will be used in.
Some of the most common corrosion resistant plastics are listed below. The selection of the right material for an application is based on the needs of the end user. Criteria includes what the plastic material will be exposed to, temperatures the plastic will be exposed to, moisture and more. A tkEP salesperson can assist you with material selection. Contact us with your questions today.
- CPVC - Corzan CPVC (chlorinated polyvinyl chloride) is a high heat, corrosion-resistance plastic material that is most often used in industrial systems and plumbing systems.
- Extren® - Extren® is a corrosion resistant plastic that is typically used in applications where conventional construction materials do not provide economic service life.
- Kynar® - This chemical resistant plastic product is chemically inert making it highly resistant to chemicals of virtually any kind.
- High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) – HDPE is a corrosion resistant plastic that offers an increased working temperature range, and higher tensile strength when compared to Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE).
- UHMW – (Ultra High Molecular Weight) UHMW is a corrosion-resistant plastic that is also static dissipative and UV resistant.
- Polypropylene – This chemical resistant plastics product is FDA compliant and does not absorb moisture.
- PTFE – PTFE is a non-stick corrosion resistant plastic that works well in a wide variety of applications.
- PVC – PVC is a corrosion-resistant plastic polymer that is used in industrial applications including valves, processing tanks, plumbing applications, electrical cable insulation and more.
Corzan CPVC is a high heat, corrosion resistant chlorinated polyvinyl chloride(CPVC) sheet. Because of its excellent corrosion resistance at elevated temperatures, it is ideally suited for self–supporting constructions where high temperatures are a concern. It can be used (depending on chemistry) up to 180°F. Corzan CPVC conforms to ASTM–D–1784–95 Class 23447–B (formerly Type IV Grade 1) and is manufactured without fillers or plasticizers. It exhibits excellent fire properties UL–94V–0 and flame spread less than 20 per ASTM E–84. Corzan CPVC is a system approach which allows you, our customer (through numerous component manufacturers) to provide a totally integrated system, all produced from the same family of Corzan materials.
Extren glass reinforced shapes offer the engineer, architect, maintenance man and fabricator a structural material for solving many design and plant engineering problems. Extren® shapes have unique properties to cope with corrosion problems, particularly where environmental conditions indicate that conventional materials of construction do not provide the economic service life. Extren® shapes are used as beams, columns, braces, trusses, tension members, platforms and railings, supports, base and floor plates, separators and dividers, tooling and fixtures. Extren® shapes are also used for corrosive environments, environmental control systems, electrical applications, chemcial processing, electrochemical refining, electrolytic processing, textile manufacturing, water treatment, sewage treatment, pulp and paper manufacture, rubber manufacture, air and gas cleaning systems, cooling systems, glass manufacture, aerators, electrical distribution systems, materials handling, agricultural equipment, clean rooms and refrigeration, electroplating, transport systems, communications systems, aircraft industry, automotive industry.
High Density Polyethylene
High density polyethylene offers superior corrosion resistance, a higher working temperature range, and higher tensile strength. This material outperforms low density polyethylene in physical and chemical properties, but it is less flexible than low density polyethylene. Sterilization can be done by boiling. Outdoor exposure is similar to low density polyethylene. Heat distortion temp.: 170°F. Color: semi–opaque.
We offer the brand name Kynar® for your PVDF sheet or rod needs. PVDF is a high molecular weight thermoplastics polymer, with outstanding chemical inertness & excellent corrosion resistance. Highly resistant to oxidizing agents and the halogens; nearly complete resistance to allphatic, aromatics, alcohols, acids and chlorinated solvents, resistant to most acids and bases except fuming sulfuric.
Properties: Mechanically strong, tough High dielectric strength Thermally stable Resistant to low temperatures Stable to ultraviolet and extreme weather conditions Self-extinguishing Non-toxic AVAILABLE IN HOMOPOLYMER & COPOLYMER GRADES.
Low Density Polyethylene
Low–density polyethylene–an extruded material offering good corrosion resistance properties and low moisture permeability. It can be used in applications where corrosion resistance is a factor, but stiffness, high temperatures, and structural strength are not. It can be easily fabricated, vacuum formed, and welded. This material is an economical option for many applications requiring low temperature flexibility, toughness and durability. It is resistant to stress–cracking and has wide acceptability in transporting water and chemicals. Extrusion in black are recommended to improve durability in direct sunlight or outdoor exposure. Heat distortion temp.: 120°F. Color: milky.
A specially formulated polyethylene that is UV-, moisture-, graffiti- and impact resistant. It is an ideal alternative to molded, wood or aluminum playground building materials. technical specifications
HDPE (High density polyethylene)
Meets FDA/USDA food handling guidelines (natural color), Chemical- and corrosion- resistant, Light-weight, No moisture absorption, High tensile strength, Non-toxic, Non-staining, Thermoforming performance. technical specifications
LDPE (Low density polyethylene)
Light-weight, Good impact resistance, Extremely flexible, Easily cleaned, Thermoforming performance, Meets food handling guidelines, No moisture absorption, Chemical- and corrosion-resistant. technical specifications
A premium cutting board material with a surface that is easy on cutting blades; NSF certified under Standard 02, Meets FDA Regulation 21CFR177.1520 Item 2.1, USDA compliant, Ag Canada approved, Pebbled surface resists acids, Easily cleaned, Lightweight, Chemical- and corrosion-resistant, No moisture absorption. technical specifications
High impact resistance strength, Better resistance to cracking at low temperatures than other, materials More pliable than homopolymer, Meets food handling guidelines, Chemical- and corrosion-resistant, No moisture absorption. technical specifications
Appropriate for applications to 180°F (82°C), Resists most acids, alkalis and solvents, Meets FDA 21CFR 177.1520, Thermoforming performance, Meets USDA guidelines for use in federally inspected meat and poultry packing facilities, Chemical- and corrosion-resistant, No moisture absorption. technical specifications
Proteus O and P Grade
Thermoforming performance, Used for orthotic & prosthetic applications, Rigid form of polypropylene used where high stiffness is required, Typical Flexural Modulus: 195,000 PSI, Lot-to-lot consistency and formability, Chemical- and corrosion-resistant, No moisture absorption. technical specifications
Proteus Premium Gloss
Film masked 1 side (2 sides available in white only), Themoforming performance, Meets FDA requirements for food contact, Reg. 21CFR177.1520, Rigid, Light-weight, Resists stress cracking, Easily fabricated, High impact strength, Good Electrical properties.
NSF certified under Standard 02, Meets FDA Regulation 21CFR177.1520 Item 2.1, USDA compliant, Ag Canada approved, Pebbled surface resists acids, Easily cleaned, Lightweight, Chemical- and corrosion-resistant, No moisture absorption.
Polyvinyl chloride is a flexible or rigid material that is chemically nonreactive. PVC has a broad range of applications, from high volume construction related products to simple electric wire insulation and coatings. Rigid PVC is easily machined, heat formed, welded, and even solvent cemented. PVC can also be machined using standard metal working tools and finished to close tolerances and finishes without great difficulty. PVC accepts paint and performs well under most silkscreening processes. PVC resins are normally mixed with other additives such as impact modifiers and stabilizers, providing hundreds of PVC based materials with a variety of engineering properties.
PVC Type I Vintec I
Vintec I is a normal impact, high corrosion resistant polyvinyl chloride (PVC) sheet. Because of its exceptional corrosion resistance, it is ideally suited for applications where maximum chemical reisitance is necessary. Its high strength–to–weight ratio, cost efficiency, ease of fabrication and economic balance make it the material of choice.
PVC II Vintec II
Vintec II is a high-impact, corrosion resistant polyvinyl chloride (PVC) sheet. Becauses of its excellent impact and ductility it is ideally suited for applications that require thermal forming or where the finished product is subject to shock or physical abuse.
PTFE, (polytetrafluoroethylene), provides unmatched chemical, electrical, mechanical, and thermal properties for multiple applications. PTFE is used for gasket and packaging materials in chemical processing equipment, as electrical insulation, as bearings, seals, and piston rings in mechanical applications, especially those requiring anti-stick characteristics. In addition to chemical, heat, corrosion, and impact resistance. PTFE is weather resistant, flexible, FDA/USDA compliant, non-stick, non-flammable, low dielectric constant, chemically inert, and good at low temperatures.
PTFE TFE Sheet
Available in 15 thickness' from 1/32"-2" and sheet sizes of 12"x12", 12"x24", 12"x48", 24"x24", 24"x48", 36"x36", 48"x48". Etched PTFE sheets are available for bonding, as well as additional sheet sizes and cut to size sheets. PTFE sheet is priced per sheet.
PTFE Rectangular Bar
Available in 13 thickness' from 1/8"-2" and in widths of 1", 2", 2 1/2", 3 1/2", 4", and 5. Standard length is 12" and 48". PTFE bar is priced per foot.
Available in four formulations: Schedule 40 FEP, Shcedule 40 PFA, Schedule 80, and Schedule 80 PFA. It's available in normal sizes of 1/8"-2".
Available in 46 combinations from 1/8"IDx1/4"OD-3"IDx3 1/2"OD. Standard length 6ft. and price is per foot.
PTFE Tubing Metric Sizes
Available in 3 formualtions PTFE, FEP, PFA. The metric sizes are available in 11 sizes metric sizes from 1MMx3MM – 14MMx16MM and imperial sizes from .040x.118 – .551x.630. Tubing is priced per foot.
PTFE Chemical Tubing
Available in 3 formulations TFE, FEP, and PFA. PTFE TFE is for temperatures ranging up to 260°C (500°F). It resists all corrosive chemicals and its dielectric properties favor it for electronic and electrical service. PTFE FEP is manufactured from melt-extrudable resin and can be made available in long continuous lengths. Its chemical and dielectric properties are equal to TFE, however some temperature is sacrificed down to 400°F. PTFE PFA is a fluoropolymer with good melt processability and improved mechanical characteristics at elevated temperatures. TFE tubing is available in 2 formulations Industrial Wall and Heavy Wall. Industrial wall tubing is available in 19 ID's from 1/32"-1 1/2" and in the Heavy Wall from 1/16ID-7/8". The price is per foot. FEP Tubing is also available in 2 formulations – Industrial Wall and Heavy Wall. Industrial wall is available in 18 ID's from 1/32"-1 1/2" and Heavy wall is available in 18 ID's from 1/16"-2". PFA Tubing is available in the same formulations with Industrial Wall 18 ID's from1/32"-1 1/2" and Heavy Wall with 18 ID's from 1/16"-2".
PTFE Spaghetti Tubing
Available in 32 different gauges and 4 different wall types. Heavy Wall, Standard Wall, Thin Wall, and Light Wall. Heavy Wall is available in 20 sizes from ID .022-. 186, Standard Wall is available in 31 sizes from ID .012- 1.010, Thin Wall is available in 29 sizes from .010 ID-.632 ID, Light Wall is available in 28 sizes from .010 ID-.507ID. Pricing is per 100-foot length. This tubing offers abrasion, shock, and chemical resistance. The unlimited flexibility, crack resistance, high temperature and pressure resistance are just some of the properties making this tubing ideal for a variety of industrial applications.
PTFE Heat Shrink Tubing
Has excellent electrical properties, protective see-through shields for electronic connections, protective, jacketing for use in industries such as: aerospace, chemical, electronic, medical, nuclear, and automotive. It is available in 12 diameters from 1 1/4"-9" and in standard lengths up to 20 feet.
PTFE Round Beading
Miniature rod is available in 18 diameters from .028-.200 and supplied in coil form, priced per 100 foot length.
PTFE Tape Skived
Available in 7 thickness' from .005-.060 and in standard widths of 12", 18", 24". PTFE skived tape meets requirements of MIL-P-22241a and AMS 3651. Cementable PTFE tape etched is available on request. Tape is priced per pound.
PTFE Treating Agents
Three formulations of treating agents are available; ChemGrip Treating Agent - a high flash point etching solution for treating TFE and other fluoropolymers to make their surfaces bondable using conventional adhesives available in pint, quart, and gallon containers.
ChemGrip Bonding Kit
Containing sodium etchant and epoxy adhesive for on the job bonding of TFE and other fluoropolymers. Each kit can etch and bond 2-4 square feet.
An epoxy adhesive, which will bond treated TFE to all common materials – wood, glass, metal, and ceramics. Cement is available in pint containers.
TFE Glass Fabric and Tapes
Heat seal tapes have a smooth PTFE coated fiberglass surface, which is an excellent release surface, designed to wear longer with a sure hold at high temperatures. Skived PTFE Tape has a silicone adhesive coating for wire wrap and insulation tape in high dielectric and high temperature applications. PTFE Coated Fiberglass is available in 4 thickness' from .003-. 010 and in widths of 37 1/2 for thickness' .003-. 006 and 38" for a .010 thickness. PTFE Coated Fiberglass with Silicone Adhesive is available in 4 thickness' from .003-. 010 in 36" widths. PTFE Coated Fiberglass with Acrylic Adhesive is available in 4 thickness' from .003-. 010 in 36" widths. Skived PTFE Tape with Silicone Adhesive is available in thickness' from .003-. 010 and in 36" widths. Premium Film Tape with Silicone Adhesive is available in .002 thickness and in an 18" width.
FEP Roll Cover
Has the same properties as PTFE Tape in 19 diameters from 1/2" -12.00". The pre-shrinkage ID and post-shrinkage ID are listed in the AIN Plastics catalog for easy reference.