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Re: Question plastic and salt
« Reply #15 on: October 14, 2020, 09:02:31 AM »

If the salt is not cleaned from the surface of the plastic, does it dry out the plastic?

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Re: Question plastic and salt
« Reply #16 on: October 14, 2020, 09:38:15 AM »
If the salt is not cleaned from the surface of the plastic, does it dry out the plastic?

No, it doesn't "dry out" the plastic, whatever it is intended to mean. It can probably speed up the degradation, especially in a humid air. Still, it depends on what kind of a plastic is used, there are many and they have quite different properties.
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Re: Question plastic and salt
« Reply #17 on: October 14, 2020, 12:13:28 PM »
I read that UV light and heat dry out and weaken plastics so I thought, does salt deposited on the plastics surface cause this same problem?

I read that UV and heat modify the chemistry of plastics but the salt I don't know

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Re: Question plastic and salt
« Reply #18 on: October 15, 2020, 11:35:25 AM »
Generally, no, salts have no effect on common polymers used in everyday products.

But for the sake of your knowledge, you cannot speak of "plastics" as a monolith... or salts for that matter. There are exceptions to everything, and specific information is needed to make specific conclusions and predictions. Without knowing what your products are made from, or what salts we are dealing with, a certain answer is not possible.

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Re: Question plastic and salt
« Reply #19 on: October 15, 2020, 02:48:08 PM »
I do not know what type of plastic is used in the manufacture of Tazos, I researched but did not find






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Re: Question plastic and salt
« Reply #20 on: October 17, 2020, 09:05:38 PM »
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Re: Question plastic and salt
« Reply #21 on: October 19, 2020, 12:05:34 PM »
gamemaniaco, I'm not sure what else you expect from us. We've told you that most likely salt will not damage polymers used in commercial products, but without knowing the exact polymer or the salt it can't be stated with certainty. We can't invent information we don't have.
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Re: Question plastic and salt
« Reply #22 on: October 24, 2020, 12:51:22 PM »
If in the air there is any Sodium hypochlorite or muriatic acid vapor will this vapor settle in plastic pieces and dry out plastic piece?

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Re: Question plastic and salt
« Reply #23 on: October 24, 2020, 06:48:34 PM »
That's enough. You registered several times at this forum, each time asking similar questions and NEVER listening to answers.

See for example https://www.chemicalforums.com/index.php?topic=101982

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