Chemical Resistance of Thermoplastics is a unique reference work, providing a comprehensive cross-referenced compilation of chemical resistance data that explains the effect of thousands of exposure media on the properties and characteristics of commodity thermoplastics. The two volumes cover thermoplastics grouped within the following parts:
- Acrylic Polymers and Copolymers
- Acrylonitrile Polymers
- Cellulosics Polymers
- Ionomers
- Olefinic Polymers
- Polyacetals
- Polyacetals
- Polyamides
- Polycarbonates
- Polyesters
- Polyurethanes
- Polycarbonates
- Styrene Copolymers
- Styrene Copolymers
- Vinyl Chloride Polymers
- Vinyl Polymers

Key Features

  • The single most comprehensive data source covering the chemical resistance properties of high consumption volume commercial thermoplastics

  • A rating number is provided for each test, summarizing the effect of the exposure medium on the given thermoplastic

  • The data covered in the two volumes is also provided as an online publication offering extended navigation and search features


Engineers and Scientists involved in designing and working with plastics across a range of sectors such as basic chemical processing industries; Food and Beverage, Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical; Aerospace, Automotive and other transportation; Defense; Medical Devices; Semiconductors.

Table of Contents

Volume 1
Material Index
How to Use this Book
Introduction to Plastics and Elastomers
Effect of Chemicals on Plastics and Elastomers
Part 1: Acrylic Polymers and Copolymers
Chapter 1: Acrylic Polymers and Copolymers
Part 2: Acrylonitrile Polymers
Chapter 2: Acrylonitrile Polymers
Part 3: Cellulosics Polymers
Chapter 3: Cellulosics Polymers
Part 4: Ionomers
Chapter 4: Ionomers
Part 5: Olefinic Polymers
Chapter 5: Linear Low Density Polyethylenes (LLDPE)
Chapter 6: Low Density Polyethylenes (LDPE)
Chapter 7: Polyethylene, HDPE
Chapter 8: Polyethylene, MDPE
Chapter 9: Polypropylene
Chapter 10: Other Olefinic Polymers
Part 6: Polyacetals
Chapter 11: Acetal, Copolymer (POM Copolymer)

Volume 2
Material Index
How to Use this Book
Part 6: Polyacetals
Chapter 12: Acetal, Homopolymer (POM Homopolymer)
Part 7: Polyamides
Chapter 13: Nylon 11 (PA 11)
Chapter 14: Nylon 12 (PA 12)
Chapter 15: Nylon 46 (PA 46)
Chapter 16: Nylon 6 (PA 6)
Chapter 17: Nylon 610 (PA 610)
Chapter 18: Nylon 612 (PA 612)
Chapter 19: Nylon 66 (PA 66)
Chapter 20: Nylon, amorphous (PA, amorphous)
Chapter 21: PoIycaprolactones
Chapter 22: Polyamide, Nylon
Chapter 23: Other Polyamides
Part 8: Polycarbonates
Chapter 24: PoIycarbonates
Part 9: Polyesters
Chapter 25: Polyester, PET
Chapter 26: Other PoIyesters
Part 10: Polyurethanes
Chapter 27: Polyurethanes
Part 11: Styrene Copolymers
Chapter 28: ABS
Chapter 29: Styrene Acrylonitrile (SAN) and Other Copolymers
Part 12: Styrene Polymers
Chapter 30: Polystyrenes (PS)
Chapter 31: Polystyrene, Impact
Part 13: Vinyl Chloride Polymers
Chapter 32: Polyvinyl Chlorides (PVC)
Part 14: Vinyl Polymers
Chapter 33: Vinyl Polymers
Alphabetical List of Exposure Media
CAS Registry Numbers ] Chemical Sort
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About the authors

William Woishnis

Affiliations and Expertise

Founder, William Andrew Publishing & Plastics Design Library

Sina Ebnesajjad

Sina Ebnesajjad is the series editor of Plastics Design Library (PDL) published in the William Andrew imprint of Elsevier. This Series is a unique series, comprising technology and applications handbooks, data books and practical guides tailored to the needs of practitioners. Sina was the editor-in-chief of William Andrew Publishing from 2005 to 2007, which was acquired by Elsevier in 2009. He retired as a Senior Technology Associate in 2005 from the DuPont fluoropolymers after nearly 24 years of service. Sina founded of FluoroConsultants Group, LLC in 2006 where he continues to work. Sina earned his Bachelor of Science from the School of Engineering of the University of Tehran in 1976, Master of Science and PhD from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, all in Chemical Engineering. He is author, editor and co-author of fifteen technical and data books including five handbooks on fluoropolymers technology and applications. He is author and co-author of three books in surface preparation and adhesion of materials, two of which are in their second editions. Sina has been involved with technical writing and publishing since 1974. His experiences include fluoropolymer technologies (polytetrafluoroethylene and its copolymers) including polymerization, finishing, fabrication, product development, failure analysis, market development and technical service. Sina holds six patents.

Affiliations and Expertise

Fluoroconsultants Group, Chadds Ford, PA, USA