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Category: Chemistry Basics
Question: What are some good solvents for cementing some of the more common plastics used in the chemical industry?
Keywords: v1i13,resin,platic,solvents,cementing
Answer: From various resin suppliers:For ABS, the following make good solvents: methyl ethyl ketone, methyl isobutyl ketone, tetrahydrofuran, methylene chlorideFor Acetate, good solvents are: methylene chloride, acetone, chloroform, methyl ethyl ketone, ethyl acetateFor Acrylics, good solvents are: methylene chloride and ethylene dichlorideFor Cellulosics, good solvents are: methyl ethyl ketone and acetoneFor Nylon, good solvents are: aqueous phenol, solutions of resorcinal in alcohol, solutions of calcium chloride in alcoholFor PPO, good solvents are: trichloroethylene, ethylene dichloride, chloroform, methylene chlorideFor PVC, good solvents are: cyclohexane, tetrahydrofuran, dichlorobenzeneFor Polycarbonate, good solvents are: methylene chloride, ethylene ketone, ethylene dichlorideFor Polystyrene, good solvents are: methylene chloride, ethylene ketone, ethylene dichloride, trichloroethylene, toluene, xylene