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EnSolv® Compatibility With Elastomers

Technical Information

Elastomer MaterialElastomer TestVapour degreaser Vapour Layer Test
NC = No Change, SC = Significant Change, MC = Moderate Change
Acrylonitrile-ButadieneMCMC
Butadiene NitrileNCNC
Butadiene StyreneNCNC
ButylNCNC
ChloropreneNCNC
Chlorosulfonate PolyethyleneNCNC
Epichlorohydrin 956NCNC
Ethylene-PropyleneNCNC
Ethylene-Propylene (Terpolymer)MCNC
Fluoroelastomer (“Viton A, B”)NCNC
Isobutylene-Isoprene (Butyl)MCMC
Natural RubberSCSC
Perfluoroelastomer (“Chemraz”)NCNC
Polychloroprene (Neoprene)SCSC
Polyether UrethaneNCNC
Polysiloxane (Silicone)NCNC
PolysulfideNCNC
PolyurethaneNCNC
Vinyl-Methyl SiloxaneNCNC

Technical Information

Elastomer MaterialElastomer TestVapour degreaser Vapour Layer Test
NC = No Change, SC = Significant Change, MC = Moderate Change
Acrylonitrile-ButadieneMCMC
Butadiene NitrileNCNC
Butadiene StyreneNCNC
ButylNCNC
ChloropreneNCNC
Chlorosulfonate PolyethyleneNCNC
Epichlorohydrin 956NCNC
Ethylene-PropyleneNCNC
Ethylene-Propylene (Terpolymer)MCNC
Fluoroelastomer (“Viton A, B”)NCNC
Isobutylene-Isoprene (Butyl)MCMC
Natural RubberSCSC
Perfluoroelastomer (“Chemraz”)NCNC
Polychloroprene (Neoprene)SCSC
Polyether UrethaneNCNC
Polysiloxane (Silicone)NCNC
PolysulfideNCNC
PolyurethaneNCNC
Vinyl-Methyl SiloxaneNCNC

Compatibility of EnSolv with Plastics – Recommendations

Plastic MaterialAcceptability RecommendationsIncompatibility RecommendationsVapour Degreaser Vapour Layer Test for 60 minutes
ABSXIncompatible
AcrylicXIncompatible
Arlon (Polyether Ether Ketone)XAcceptable
Chlorinated Polyvinyl ChlorideXAcceptable
DelrinXAcceptable
Epoxy ResinsXAcceptable
Furane ResinsXAcceptable
FluoroethylpropyleneXAcceptable
High Density PolyethyleneXAcceptable
Ionomer ResinXAcceptable
Kynar (Polyvinylidene Fluoride)XAcceptable
LexanXAcceptable
MethylmethacrylateXIncompatible
MylarXAcceptable
NylonXAcceptable
PolyamideXAcceptable
Polyethylene TerephtahalateXAcceptable
PolyoxymethyleneXAcceptable
PolypropyleneXAcceptable
PolystyreneXIncompatible
PolyurethaneXAcceptable
Polyvinyl Chloride (Rigid, Pipe Compound)XAcceptable
Teflon (Polyvinylidene Fluoride)XAcceptable
Ultem (Polyetherimide)XAcceptable

Compatibility of EnSolv with Plastics – Recommendations

Plastic MaterialAcceptability RecommendationsIncompatibility RecommendationsVapour Degreaser Vapour Layer Test for 60 minutes
ABSXIncompatible
AcrylicXIncompatible
Arlon (Polyether Ether Ketone)XAcceptable
Chlorinated Polyvinyl ChlorideXAcceptable
DelrinXAcceptable
Epoxy ResinsXAcceptable
Furane ResinsXAcceptable
FluoroethylpropyleneXAcceptable
High Density PolyethyleneXAcceptable
Ionomer ResinXAcceptable
Kynar (Polyvinylidene Fluoride)XAcceptable
LexanXAcceptable
MethylmethacrylateXIncompatible
MylarXAcceptable
NylonXAcceptable
PolyamideXAcceptable
Polyethylene TerephtahalateXAcceptable
PolyoxymethyleneXAcceptable
PolypropyleneXAcceptable
PolystyreneXIncompatible
PolyurethaneXAcceptable
Polyvinyl Chloride (Rigid, Pipe Compound)XAcceptable
Teflon (Polyvinylidene Fluoride)XAcceptable
Ultem (Polyetherimide)XAcceptable
Metal SpecimensCorrosion TestImmersion Corrosion TestImmersion Corrosion TestImmersion Corrosion TestVapour Degreaser Vapour Layer Corrosion Test
TypePer Military Spec T81533A4.4.9 For vapour degreasersSamples Immersed for 2 weeks at 50°C 120°FSamples Immersed for 1 month at 50°C 120°FSamples Immersed for 2 months at 50°C 120°FSamples Immersed in vapour for 60 mins
AluminiumPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
BerylliumPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
BoronPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
Naval BrassPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
BronzePassedNoneNoneNoneNone
Carbon SteelPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
ChromiumPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
CopperPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
Hastelloy-BPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
Hastelloy-CPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
Hastelloy-DPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
InconelPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
IronCastPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
Iron, High SiliconPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
LeadPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
MagnesiumPassedNoneNoneTraceNone
ManganesePassedNoneNoneNoneNone
NickelPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
PlatinumPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
SilverPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
316 Stainless SteelPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
TinPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
TitaniumPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
UraniumNot TestedNoneNoneTraceTrace
VanadiumPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
ZincPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
ZirconiumPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
Metal SpecimensCorrosion TestImmersion Corrosion TestImmersion Corrosion TestImmersion Corrosion TestVapour Degreaser Vapour Layer Corrosion Test
TypePer Military Spec T81533A4.4.9 For vapour degreasersSamples Immersed for 2 weeks at 50°C 120°FSamples Immersed for 1 month at 50°C 120°FSamples Immersed for 2 months at 50°C 120°FSamples Immersed in vapour for 60 mins
AluminiumPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
BerylliumPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
BoronPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
Naval BrassPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
BronzePassedNoneNoneNoneNone
Carbon SteelPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
ChromiumPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
CopperPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
Hastelloy-BPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
Hastelloy-CPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
Hastelloy-DPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
InconelPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
IronCastPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
Iron, High SiliconPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
LeadPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
MagnesiumPassedNoneNoneTraceNone
ManganesePassedNoneNoneNoneNone
NickelPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
PlatinumPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
SilverPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
316 Stainless SteelPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
TinPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
TitaniumPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
UraniumNot TestedNoneNoneTraceTrace
VanadiumPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
ZincPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
ZirconiumPassedNoneNoneNoneNone
Further information

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EnSolv® vapour degreasing solvents are supplied and supported by EnviroTech Europe Ltd.  Manufactured in the United Kingdom and available on short delivery times through our dedicated team of distributors in Europe and the Middle East.

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