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Chemical Resistance Chart

  • E = EXCELLENT RESISTANCE. No etching
  • B = GOOD RESISTANCE. Little etching after 30 days of constant exposure to the reagent
  • S = FAIR RESISTANCE. Etching after 7 days of constant exposure
  • N = NOT RECOMMENDED
  1. HDPE = High-density Polyethylene
  2. PC = Polycarbonate
  3. PP = Polypropylene
  4. LDPE = Low Density Polyethylene
  5. PTFE = PolyTetraFluoroEthylene
  6. TPX = Polymethylpentene
  HDPE PC PP LDPE PTFE TPX
Reagent 20°C 50°C 20°C 50°C 20°C 50°C 20°C 50°C 20°C 50°C 20°C 50°C
Cellosolve E E S N E B E B E E E B
Chlorine in air E S E B B N B N E E B N
Chlorine (moist) B S B S B N B N E E S N
Chloroform B S N N B S S N E E S N
Citric Acid E E E E E E E E E E E E
Cresol S N N N B S N N E E N N
Cyclohexane E B E B S S B S E E N N
p-dihlorobenzene B S N N B S S N E E B E
Diethylene Glycol E E B S E E E E E E E E
Diethylene formamide E E N N E E E E E E E E
Dioxane B B B S B S B S E E B S
Ethyl acetate E E N N E E E E E E E S
Ethyl alcohol E E E B E B E B E E E B
Ethyl chloride S S N N S N S N E E S N
Ethylene chloride B S N N S N B N E E N N
Ethylene oxyde S S S N S S B S E E S N
Ethyl ether N N N N N N S N E E N N
Formaldehyde E E E B E B E B E E E B
Formic acid E E E S E B E B E E E B
Gasoline B B S S B S S N E E B S
Hexane E E N N E E E E E E E S
Hydrochloric acid 35% E E N N E B E E E E E B
Hydrofluoric acid E E N N E E E E E E E E
Hydrogen peroxide E E E E E B E B E E E B
Kerosene B B B S B S S N E E B S
Lactic acid E E E B E B E E E E E B
Methyl alcohol E E B S E E E E E E E S
Methyl ethyl ketone E E N N E B E B E E E S
Methyl isobutyl ketone E B N N B S B S E E S S
Methylene choride B S N N S N S N E E S N
Mineral oil E E E B E E B N E E E B
Nitric acid 1-10% E E E B E E E E E E E E
Nitric acid 50% B N B S S N B B E E B N
Nitric acid 65% B N S N S N N N E E B N
Nitrobenzene S N N N N N N N E E N N
Perchloric acid B N N N B N B N B S B N
Petroleum ether S N S N B S S N E E B S
Phenol B S E N B N B N E E S B
Phosphoric acid 85% E E E B E B E E E E E B
Potassium bichromate E E E B E B E B E E E E
Potassium hydroxide conc. E E N N E E E E E E E E
Potassium permanganate E E E B E B E B E E E E
Propane S N S N N N N N E E N N
Propylene glycol S N S N N N N N E E N N
Silver nitrate E E B S E E E E E E E B
Sodium hydroxide conc. E B S S E B B S E E B S
Sodium hypochloride E E N N E E E E E E E E
Sulphuric acid 20% E E B S E E E E E E E E
Sulphuric acid 98% E E E B E B E E E E E E
Tetrahydrofuran E E N N E E E B E E E E
Thionil chloride B S N N B S S N E E S S
Toluene N N N N N N N N E E N N
Trichloroacetic acid B B S N B S S N E E S S
sim-Trichloroethane S N N N N N N N E E N N
Trichloroethylene S N N N N N N N E E N N
Turpentine B B S N B S S N E E S S
Urea E E N N E E E E E E E B
Xylene B S N N S N B N E E S N
NOTE: The first letter relates to the temperature of 20°C, the second to 50°C (or to the boiling temperatue when this is below 50°C)
The data listed in this chart has been given by various producers of raw materials in all good faith, but with no guarantee.