October 2013

Plastic Solutions for the Chemical Industry
This covered mixing vat is made from PVC, an excellent choice for many acidic and corrosive materials. The outstanding strength-to-weight ratio of this material is critical because many chemical products weigh 10 pounds or more per gallon.

Across many industries, we know plastics are the enabler of success. Nowhere is this more evident and vital than in the chemical processing, handling and transporting industries where the natural advantages of plastics — durability, flexibility and functionality — are on display every day. Dramatizing the role that plastics play in chemical processing are the inherent dangers of personal and property damage from the improper handling of a multitude of hazardous and ultra-hazardous materials. Click here for more information about how different types of plastics can stand up to different types of chemicals.


Inside this issue

Plastic Solutions for the Chemical Industry
High Performance Sheet Options ofr Severe Chemical Applications
Better Living through Plastics and Chemistry

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High Performance Sheet Options for Severe Chemical Applications

This overview summarizes the relative performance of fluoropolymer materials based on resistance to continuous service temperatures and chemical familieis. It covers standard products typically supplied as solid sheet through distributors for fabricated applications.

Find out more about how to find the right plastic for different chemical applications.

Technical Advisory: Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)

Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is one of the most versatile thermoplastics in use today. Its excellent strength-to-weight ratio and superior flame resistance, coupled with its low cost, make it the material of choice for the most demanding of applications.

The physical properties of PVC can be readily altered by the addition of plasticizers, impact modifiers and other ingredients to develop and enhance specific propreties.

For more information, see Introduction to Plastics, the IAPD guide to plastic materials and applications.

Better Living through Plastics and Chemistry

Chemicals easily eat through many materials, but they’ve met their match with plastics. The right plastics can ensure a safe, durable, long-lasting application even under the harshest conditions.

Did you know that thermoplastics are available that are 100 percent inert to corrosive chemicals across the entire pH rahnge, enabling processors and equipment manufacturers alike to preempt corrosion and contamination, while significantly cutting cost, weight and maintenance.

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Designing with Plastics is published by the International Association of Plastics Distribution. While every effort has been made for accuracy, IAPD encourages you to verify information with a plastics distributor to ensure you select the correct plastic products to meet your needs.