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Size is normally the first and the most dominant criterion when looking for the right enclosure for a specific application. Enclosure performance, i e material performance, is usually the second property consider- ed.The following list of benefits and drawbacks indicates the basic differences between the various FIBOX enclosure materials.

Comparison of materials

The following table gives a general idea of the properties of the various materials. For more detailed information on material performance in your specific application environment please consult your local FIBOX representative.

**** = Excellent
*       = Poor
1)       Polyester powder coated AISi cast aluminium
2)       Glass fibre reinforced

Property  PC ABS GRP AL1) PA62) NORYL PS

Outdoor use

**** *** ***** **** **** * *

Indoor use

***** ***** ***** ***** ***** ***** *****

Cost

*** ***** * * ** *** *****

Light weight

***** ***** *** * ***** ***** *****

High rigidity

*** * **** ***** *** *** *

Impact resistance

***** *** **** **** *** *** *

Chemical
Resistance

Salt water environments

***** ** ***** ****1) *****   ***** **

Neutral salts

***** ***** ****1) **** ***** ****

Acids, low concentrations

***** **** ***** ** **** **** ****

Acids, high concentrations

*** * *** * * **** *

Alkalis, low concentrations

*** ***** **** * ** **** *****

Alkalis, high concentrations

* **** **** * * *** ****

Petroleum

*** * ***** ***** **** * *

Hydraulic oil

***** ***** ***** ***** ***** *****

Alcohols

**** *** **** ***** **** ***

Solvents

* * ***** ***** *

Cooling fluids

*** ***** ***** *** *****

Data subject to change without notice.
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