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Features of Plastic Materials

  • Check each of the plastic parts for solvent resistance and heat resistance before you do any repair work.
  • Select the repair material according to materials of the plastic parts.
  • Alcohol can be used for degreasing in small amounts, and for short periods of time. Do not soak.
  • Contact your paint and material supplier for other recommended cleaners for the type of plastic you are working on.
Standard Symbol
Name
Heat Resistance Temperature °F (°C)
Note
AAS
Acrylonitrile acrylic styrene
176 (80)
ABS
Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene
176 (80)
AES
Acrylonitrile ethylene styrene
176 (80)
A/EPDM/S
Acrylonitrile/ethylene propylene diene rubber/styrene
176 (80)
ASA
Acrylonitrile styrene acrylate
176 (80)
CAB
Cellulose acetate butylate
176 (80)
E/VAC
Ethylene-vinyl acetate
176 (80)
PA
Polyamide
176 (80)
Battery acid (sulfuric acid) can damage the material.
PBT
Polybutylene terephtalate
320 (160)
Solvent can damage the material.
PC
Polycarbonate plastics
248 (120)
Brake fluid, wax, and grease remover can damage the material.
PE
Polyethylene
176 (80)
Solvent can damage the material.
PF
Phenol form aldehyde
176 (80)
PMMA
Polymethyl methacrylate
176 (80)
Wash remover off with water thoroughly.
POM
Polyoxymethylene polyacetal
212 (100)
Solvent can damage the material.
PP
Polypropylene
176 (80)
Solvent can damage the material.
PPO (PPE)
Polyphenylene oxide
212 (100)
PS
Polystyrene
140 (60)
PUR
Polyurethane
176 (80)

Standard Symbol
Name
Heat Resistance Temperature °F (°C)
Note
PVC
Polyvinyl chloride
176 (80)
SAN
Styrene acrylonitrile
176 (80)
SMC
Sheet molding compound
356 (180)
Solvent can damage the material.
TPE
Thermoplastic polyester elastomer
176 (80)
Wash remover off with water thoroughly.
TPS
Thermoplastic styrene elastomer
176 (80)
Wash remover off with water thoroughly.
TPO
Thermoplastic olefin/elastomer
176 (80)
Wash remover off with water thoroughly.
TPU
Thermoplastic/urethane/elastomer
176 (80)
Wash remover off with water thoroughly.
UP
Polyester
230 (110)
Alkali can damage the material.