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The chemical resistance data in this guide has been obtained from numerous sources, and to the best of our knowledge, the information contained in this publication is accurate. However, Harrington Industrial Plastics, LLC does not assume any liability whatsoever for the accuracy or completeness of such information, and retains the right to revise this information at any time.   As the conditions or methods used are beyond our control, we do not assume any responsibility and expressly disclaim any liability for any use of this material.  To the extent that any hazards have been mentioned in this publication, we neither suggest nor guarantee that such hazards are the only ones that exist. Final determination of suitability of any information or product for the use contemplated by any user, the manner of that use, and whether there is any infringement of patents, is the sole responsibility of the user. We recommend that anyone intending to rely on any recommendation, or use of any equipment, processing technique, or material mentioned in this publication verify that all applicable safety and health standards are met. We strongly recommend the users seek and adhere to manufacturers’ or suppliers’ current instructions for handling each material they use. Compliance with all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations remains the responsibility of the user. This information is offered in good faith and believed to be accurate at the time of its preparation, but is offered without any warranty, expressed or implied, including WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

In all cases, a physical test of the material under actual operating conditions is the only way to ensure the success of a particular material for the application. 

Chemical Compatibility Awareness

Plastic piping continues to gain wide acceptance and use in many different industries and applications, particularly increased use in commercial plumbing applications. As a result of increased use in the commercial construction environment, plastic piping products are exposed more frequently to contact with ancillary products as well as exposure to other trades. Occasionally certain chemicals and ancillary products found in construction products and specific site preparations can cause damage to plastic piping systems.

Plastic piping products can be damaged by contact with chemicals found in some construction and ancillary products such as thread sealants, lubricants, anti-freeze solutions, fire stop materials, etc.  It is important to verify the compatibility of materials that come in contact with the plastic system to ensure long-term performance.

Contact Harrington Technical Services or your local Harrington with questions regarding chemical compatibility.