Effect of Heat: Sticks at 445° Fahrenheit. Melts at 485° to 500° Fahrenheit. Yellows slightly at 300° Fahrenheit when held for 5 hours.
Effects of Bleaches and Solvents: Can be bleached in most bleaching solutions. Generally insoluble in most organic solvents. Soluble in some phenolic compounds.
Effects of Acids & Alkalis: Unaffected by most mineral acids, except hot mineral acids. Dissolves with partial decomposition in concentrated solutions of hydrochloric, sulphuric, and nitric acids. Soluble in formic acids. Substantially inert in alkalis.
Effects of Mildew, Aging, Sunlight & Abrasion: Excellent resistance to mildew, aging and abrasion. Prolonged exposure to sunlight causes some deterioration.
Dyes Used: Disperse, acid and premetalized are usually preferred, but most other classes are allowed.