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    I am wondering if it is safe to store base chemical compounds in polypropylene containers (ie. XXXX, XXXXXXX, etc). I will be storing individual compounds in their own containers.


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    I don't think you should be talking about those two chemicals in the same sentence. I believe that is a NO,NO in these forums. I might suggest editing your post to exclude those chems.
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    Default Re: is polypropylene a shrapnel hazard?

    Quote Originally Posted by rhinoman View Post
    I am wondering if it is safe to store base chemical compounds in polypropylene containers (ie. XXXXX, XXXXXX, etc). I will be storing individual compounds in their own containers.


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    In most cases in chemistry you're fine storing an oxidizer by itself, and a fuel by itself. If they're mixed, the poly can cause static charges that can ruin your day pretty bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brian4274 View Post
    I don't think you should be talking about those two chemicals in the same sentence. I believe that is a NO,NO in these forums. I might suggest editing your post to exclude those chems.
    I was only using those as fictional examples

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    I agree with berger. indivdual chems should be fine stored like that. keep them unmixed and stored apart.
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    Default Re: is polypropylene a shrapnel hazard?

    Would you recommend putting the chemicals in plastic bags then into the containers or would you just put them in the containers?

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    If it is hyroscopic, I would use an airtight bag inside the container, otherwise whatever works best for you. I find deli containers and 2 gallon paint buckets handy for different things. I have graphite powder stored in a plastic bag and in another container because it is so messy when the lid snaps off.
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    Default Re: is polypropylene a shrapnel hazard?

    Lots of coffee containers are real nice also as they typically have some type of handle or grip, and they are HDPE (Folgers is, I'm sure plenty others are...)
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    The question is... is shrapnel a polypropylene hazard?
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    No it says is Polypropylene a shrapnel hazard? I suspect if it's in liquid form and Shrapnel accidentally drank some of it that it would be a hazard to him. That's about all I have to say about the matter.
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    Don't either of you two know? Shrapnel isn't human and could drink XXXXX and XXXXX and be fine. That's what I heard at St. Louis I think?


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    Quote Originally Posted by lil pyro View Post
    Don't either of you two know? Shrapnel isn't human and could drink XXXXX and XXXXX and be fine. That's what I heard at St. Louis I think?


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    It doesn't bother me a bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QMAN View Post
    No it says is Polypropylene a shrapnel hazard? I suspect if it's in liquid form and Shrapnel accidentally drank some of it that it would be a hazard to him. That's about all I have to say about the matter.
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    This thread has served its purpose. And chem talk is against forum rules anyway.
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