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Chemical Compatibility and Package Material

Posted by Hedwin on March 6, 2018

When choosing a container for any substance, compatibility of the contents with the material forming the container is crucial. Testing is necessary to ensure safe transportation and storage. Hazardous materials (corrosive, flammable, etc.) bear a legal responsibility for chemical compatibility.

A popular material for packaging based on wide general compatibility is polyethylene. It has exceptional chemical resistance as well as mechanical strength. Laboratory results and a long history of field experience indicate acceptability of many liquid chemicals for use with polyethylene packaging.  There are many published listings which show general compatibility of common chemicals with polyethylene and other resins.  ThermoFisher Scientific provides a particularly thorough listing.  Testing is still always recommended.

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