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Processing & Handling :: Liquid, Gas and Air Handling :: Piping & tubing

October 1, 2009

Chemical Resistance of Thermoplastics

Corrosion is estimated to account for a significant portion — 8–10% — of total annual-plant-capital expenditures for the chemical process industries. To avoid it, engineers can consider corrosion-resistant plastics for process piping and storage vessels. Thermoplastics are generally resistant to chemical attack and thus suitable for many process applications. However, plastics must be selected based on process specifics....

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