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Chemical Resistance of Luminaire Materials

Chemical Butyl Rubber Aluminium LM6

Glass-mat Reinforced Polyester

Acrylic Polycarbonate Stainless Steel 304

Stainless Steel 316 Glass

Vitreous Enamel / M.S.

Accumulator Acid ND

Acetic Acid up to 10%

Acetic Acid Anhydride

Acetone

Alcohol up to 30%

Alcohol concentrate

Ammonia Anhydrous

Ammonia Aqueous

Aniline

Benzine / Benzole

Calcium Chloride ND ND ND ND ND

Carbon Dioxide ND ND

Carbon Monoxide ND ND ND

Carbon Tetrachloride

Caustic Soda 2%

Caustic Soda 10%

Chlorine dry

Chlorine wet

Chromic Acid

Chloroform

Common salt / Sodium Chloride

Crude Oil ND

Diesel Oil ND

Dioxane ND

Ether

Ethyl Acetate ND ND ND

* Fluorine dry ND

* Fluorine wet ND ND ND

* Glycerine

Glycol

Hydrobromic Acid 50% G

Hydrochloric Acid 10%

Hydrochloric Acid 30%

Hydrochloric Acid 96%

Hydrogen Peroxide 30%

Hydrogen Peroxide over 80%

* Hydrogen Sulphide 6

* $ Hydrogen Acid 40%

* Hydrogen Acid 70%

Lysol ND

Maleic Acid

Metal Salts (Iron-, Zinc Oxide) and their aqueous solutions

Chemical Butyl Rubber Aluminium LM6

Glass-mat Reinforced Polyester

Acrylic Polycarbonate Stainless Steel 304

Stainless Steel 316 Glass

Vitreous Enamel / M.S.

Methanol 60

Methanol Aqueous ND* *

Methanol Chloride

Milk of Lime ND ND

Nitric Acid 10% 23

Nitric Acid 50% 1

Nitric Acid concentrate 1

Nitric Acid fuming

Ketones ND

Phosphoric Acid 20%

Phosphoric Acid 50%

Phosphoric Acid concentrate

Paraffins

Petrol

Petroleum Ether

Phenol up to 50% 80*

Pyridine *

Sea Water 80%

Soap Suds

Soda Ash / Sodium Carbonate

Sulphuric Acid 10% - ˂50

Sulphuric Acid 50%

Sulphuric Acid concentrate

Sulphuric Acid fuming

Sulphur Dioxide Dry / Wet 2 2

Sulphurous Acid 5% ND ND

Synthetic Detergent ND

Tolliene ND ND ND ND

Trichloethylene *

Turpentine ND

Water up to 70%

Xylene ND

Ambient temperature 60°C

NOTES: Aqueous - with water content in % Anhydrous - free of water Anydride - crystallised

Hydrocarbons

Paraffins Ethyl Acetate Pyridine

Resistant Resistant with limits Not resistant Resistant when saturated, resistant within limits when unsaturated

Chloride Hydrocarbons

Carbon Tetrachloride Trichloethylene Methylene Chloride

Aromatic Hydrocarbons

Aniline Benzine Benzine derivates (extractions)

$ Mild attack - aqueous 1% & 5% at ambient temperature $ Water - accelerates corrosion $ At 40°C - Butyl Rubber is resistant $ At 70°C - Butyl Rubber is not resistant * Coat glass with Clear Shield ND No Data 1. Varies with agitation and presence of Nitrogen Oxide 2. Alum/SS304: Not resistant when Sulphur Dioxide is wet

Industrial luminaires are manufactured in a veriety of materials, each specifically selected as being the most resistant to chemical corrosion & other related elements. The resistance tables give a gen- eral overview regarding the resistance to chemical attack on luminaire materials and is applicable for ambient temperatures of up to 60%.

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