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FIBRE GENERIC
NAME
POLYESTER POLYPROPYLENE ARAMID HOMOPOLYMER
ACRYLIC
POLYPHENYLENE
SULFIDE
PTFE POLYIMIDE FIBER
GLASS
Trade Name(s)     Nomex® Conex Dolonit® PPS Teflon Toyoflon P84  
Specific Density g/cm3 1.38 0.91 1.38 1.15 1.37 2.3 1.41  
Max. Continuous
Operating Temp.
132 °C
270°F
94°C
200°F
204°C
400°F
125°C
257°F
190°C
375°F
260°C
500°F
260°C
500°F
280°C
535°F
Max. Short
Duration Temp.
150°C
300°F
107°C
225°F
240°C
465°F
150°C
302°F
230°C
450°F
290°C
550°F
300°C
580°F
 
CHEMICAL
RESISTANCE
               
Mineral Acids Fair Excellent Poor Good Excellent Excellent Good Very Good
Alkalis Fair Excellent Good Fair Excellent Excellent Fair Fair
Solvents Good Excellent Fair Very Good Very Good Excellent Excellent Very Good
Oxidizing Agents Good Good Fair Good Poor Excellent Very Good Excellent
Hydrolysis Poor Excellent Good Excellent Excellent Excellent Good Excellent

Fiber Guide