Features of Plastic Material

  • Check each of the plastic parts for solvent resistance and heat resistance temperatures before you do any repair work.
  • Select the repair material according to materials of the plastic parts.
  • Alcohol can be used for degreasing in small amounts and for short periods of time. Do not soak.
  • Contact your paint and material supplier for other recommended cleaners for the type of plastic you are working on.

Standard Symbol Name Heat
Resistance
Temperature
°C (°F) 
Note 
AAS Acrylonitrile acrylic styrene 80
(176) 
 
ABS Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene 80
(176) 
 
AES Acrylonitrile ethylene styrene 80
(176) 
 
A/EPDM/S Acrylonitrile/ethylene propylene diene rubber/styrene 80
(176) 
 
ASA Acrylonitrile styrene acrylate 80
(176) 
 
CAB Cellulose acetate butylate 80
(176) 
 
E/VAC Ethylene-vinyl acetate 80
(176) 
 
PA Polyamide 80
(176) 
Battery acid (sulfuric acid) can damage the material. 
PBT Polybutylene terephtalate 160
(320) 
Solvent can damage the material. 
PC Polycarbonate plastics 120
(248) 
Brake fluid, and wax and grease remover. 
PE Polyethylene 80
(176) 
Solvent can damage the material. 
PF Phenol form aldehyde 80
(176) 
 
PMMA Polymethyl methacrylate 80
(176) 
Wash remover off with water thoroughly. 
POM Polyoxymethylene polyacetal 100
(212) 
Solvent can damage the material. 
PP Polypropylene 80
(176) 
Solvent can damage the material. 
PPO
(PPE) 
Polyphenylene oxide 100
(212) 
 
PS Polystyrene 60
(140) 
 
PUR Polyurethane 80
(176) 
 

Standard Symbol Name Heat
Resistance
Temperature
°C (°F) 
Note 
PVC Polyvinyl chloride 80
(176) 
 
SAN Styrene acrylonitrile 80
(176) 
 
SMC Sheet molding compound 180
(356) 
Solvent can damage the material. 
TPE Thermoplastic polyester elastomer 80
(176) 
Wash remover off with water thoroughly. 
TPS Thermoplastic styrene elastomer 80
(176) 
Wash remover off with water thoroughly. 
TPO Thermoplastic olefin/elastomer 80
(176) 
Wash remover off with water thoroughly. 
TPU Thermoplastic/urethane/
elastomer 
80
(176) 
Wash remover off with water thoroughly. 
UP Polyester 110
(230) 
Alkali can damage the material.