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GenTech™ Vapor Degreasing Solvent

GenTech™ Plastic Compatibility

GenTech™ solvents are designed to perform as substitutes in chlorinated solvent cleaning applications. Like other halogenated solvents of similar characteristics, GenTech™ will affect certain types of plastics. Tests were conducted as a general guideline for consideration of the possible effects of GenTech™ on various types of plastic with the following results and general conclusions based on observed weight gain/loss and surface degradation/softening:

LEGEND:
A = no effects observed, B = minor effects, and C = significant effects

Plastic Compatibility
Plastic Type Abbr. Resistance to
GenTech™1
Reflux Testing2 Immersion Testing3
1 min 10 min 10 min 1 hr 24 hrs
Acetal (Polyoxymethylene) (Delrin, Celcon) POM Excellent A A A A A
ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene-Styrene) (Magnum) ABS Poor B C C C C
Acrylic (Plexiglas) Fair A B C C C
Chlorinatd Polyvinyl Chloride (TempRite) CPVC Fair A B B C C
Ethylene Tetrafluoroethylene (Tefzel) ETFE Excellent A A A A A
Nylon (Polyamide) (Vydyne,Capron) NYL Excellent A A A A A
Polyester (Polybutylene Terephthalate) PBT Excellent A A A A B
Polyetheretherketone PEEK Excellent A A A A A
Polyvinylidene Fluoride (Kynar) PVDF Excellent A A A A A
Polycarbonate (Lexan) PC Fair A B B C C
Polyethylene (high density) (Dowlex) HDPE Fair A A A A B
Polyetherimide (Ultem) PEI Excellent A A A A A
Polyphenylene Oxide (Noryl) PPO Poor B C C C C
Polypropylene (Cefor) PP Fair A A B B B
Polystyrene (BASF PS4324,Dylene) PS Poor C C C C C
Polysulfone (Ultrason,Udel) PSU Poor C C C C C
Polyvinyl Chloride PVC Poor C C C C C
Polyurethane PU Fair A B B B C
Polytetrafluoroethylene (Teflon) PTFE Excellent A A A A A

Footnotes:

  1. As with any generalized testing, the results of our Plastic Compatibility Testing represent outcomes within the specific parameters and conditions of the tests conducted and are provided for general guidance only. The User is responsible for testing for compatibility with their specific substrate in the context of their cleaning operation. Reliance Specialty Products, Inc. disclaims all warranties, actual or implied, in connection with this testing and compatibility for any particular application.
  2. Plastic coupons were prepared, weighed and placed in a reflux environment at 160°F for the time periods indicated and then removed, re-weighed and examined for changes in hardness and for visible signs of surface effects.
  3. Plastic coupons were prepared and immersion at 120°F for the time periods indicated and then removed, re-weighed and examined for changes in hardness and for visible signs of surface effects.