- Proper electrical insulating qualities, which eliminate electrolytic action that usually corrodes tubing when dissimilar metal meets a fitting
- The ability to absorb mechanical and acoustical vibrations due to the low density and softness of plastic
- An inherently low resistance to flow, caused by smooth internal surface
- A resistance to scale buildup
The appropriate resin should be used depending on the application of the fitting. JACO produces plastic fittings in four different materials: polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF), acetal copolymer, polypropylene and nylon.
How to identifying Jaco fitting materials:
- PVDF is a semi translucent off white color, somewhat translucent.
- Acetel Copolymer is a shiny white color, smooth slippery shiny white.
- Polypropylene is a solid opaque white, flat white (most white of fittings).
- Nylon is an off white almost a very light gray in color, (a little whiter than PVDF material but not as white as Celcon).