Microbeads in toiletries: method 445.0 : chapter 2

Appendix 2. Solvents compatibility and relevant properties chart

Table 3. Solvents compatibility and relevant properties chart
Plastic material Acetone Ethanol Methanol Isopropanol Hexane Cyclohexane Other name
ABS plastic poor good poor good poor not available Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene
Polyvinyl chloride fair good excellent fair good poor CPVC
HDPE fair fair excellent excellent good fair  
LDPE good good excellent excellent poor fair to good  
Nylon poor excellent good poor good excellent  
Polycarbonate excellent good good excellent poor good  
Polyetherether ketone excellent excellent excellent excellent excellent excellent PEEK
Polypropylene excellent excellent excellent excellent good poor  
Polyurethane poor poor poor poor good good  
Polystyrene poor good fair excellent poor poor  
Polytetrafluoroethylene excellent excellent excellent excellent excellent excellent PTFE
polyvinyl chloride excellent fair excellent excellent good poor PVC
Boiling point (°C) 56.2 78.5 64.6 97 69 80.7  
Relative polarity (water = 1) 0.355 0.654 0.762 0.617 0.009 0.006  

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