Resistance Chart

Below is a chart to help determine which fibers are best for your needs. However, for expert advice call us at 216-881-4041 to talk to one of our fiber specialists.

Fiber

Tensile Strength

Abrasion Resistance

Chemical Resistance

Deg F

Deg C

PH

Acid

Alkali

Cont.

Surge

Cont.

Surge

Polypropylene
Excellent
Good
Excellent
Excellent
190
190
90
90
2-12
Polyester
Excellent
Excellent
Good
Fair
275
325
135
150
2-7
Nylon
Excellent
Excellent
Poor
Excellent
200
250
90
120
2-8
Cotton
Good
Average
Poor
Excellent
180
225
80
105
3-10
Acrylic
VeryGood
Average
VeryGood
Fair
260
280
125
135
 
Nomex*
VeryGood
VeryGood
Fair
Good
400
425
200
215
2-12
Kevlar*
Excellent
Excellent
Fair
Good
300
500
149
260
5-7

*Special Order Yarns: We can provide Kevlar, Nomex, flame retardant yarn, polyester/cotton blend yarns. Special order yarns may have a minimum order requirement.

Stock Yarns: Cotton, Polyester, Polypropylene, Nylon, Acrylic

Tubing is sold by the pound and is measured by flat width and stretch.

NOTE:  This table is only a general guide.  Operating temperature, chemical concentrations and mechanical conditions all have a pronounced effect on service life.

 

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