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Thermoplastics in Plant Construction

Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials

ISSN: 0003-5599

Article publication date: 1 October 1954



THOSE whose job it is to design, purchase or install equipment having a high standard of resistance to localised corrosive conditions will already be familiar with the resistive characteristics of thermo‐plastics such as polyethylene and UPVC. These materials are generally completely unaffected by acids and alkalis, although they are not suitable for use in direct contact with solvents, e.g. ketones, esters, aromatic, aliphatic or chlorinated hydro‐carbons. A further limitation lies in the fact that they are not suitable for use at temperatures exceeding 60°C. However, even within these limits the functional applications of these thermoplastics is wide and varied.


(1954), "Thermoplastics in Plant Construction", Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, Vol. 1 No. 10, pp. 381-382.




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