Material Chemical Resistance

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CHEMICAL

HDPE

LDPE

NYLON

POLYCARBONATE

POLYPROPYLENE

KYNAR

ACETAL-DELRIN

316L STAINLESS

Acetaldehyde

C

C

A

C1

A1

D

A

A

Acetamide

A

A

A

D

A1

C

A

A

Acetate Solvent

A

A

A

B1

A

A

Acetic Acid: 80%

A

D

D

B1

A

C

D

B

Acetic Acid: 20%

A

A

D

A1

A

A

C

A

Acetic Acid: Glacial

A

D

B

B1

A1

A1

D

A

Acetic Acid: Vapors

D

A

D

Acetone

D

B1

A

D

A

D

A

A

Acetylene

D

A

D

A1

A

A

A

Acrylonitrile

A

A

A1

D

A1

A1

A1

Alcohol: Benzyl

B

D

B1

A

A

A

B

Alcohol: Ethyl

A

B

A1

B2

A

A1

A

Alcohol: Isopropyl

A

A2

D

A2

A2

A

B

Alcohol: Methyl

A

A1

B1

B1

A2

A

A

A

Alcohol: Propyl

A2

D

A

A2

A

A

Allyl Chloride

A

A

A

A

Aluminum Fluoride

A

A2

A1

A

A

C

D

Aluminum Hydroxide

A

A2

A1

B1

A

A

A

C1

Aluminum Nitrate

A2

A1

A1

A2

A2

B1

A

Aluminum Sulfate

A

A2

A2

A

A

A

B1

B2

Alums

A

A

A

A

Amines

B

C1

D

D

B2

D

A

Ammonia 10%

A

C1

A

D

A2

A

D

A

Ammonia Anhydrous

A

B2

A1

D

A

A

D

A2

Ammonia Liquid

A

C1

B1

D

A2

A

D

A2

Ammonium Acetate

A

A

A

A

A

Ammonium Bifluoride

A2

A

A

D

B1

Ammonium Carbonate

B

B2

A1

A

A

D

B

Ammonium Chloride

A

A2

B

A2

A

A

B

B2

Ammonium Hydroxide

A

A1

A

D

A

A

C

A1

Ammonium Nitrate

A

A1

A1

A

A

A2

A

Ammonium Persulfate

A

A2

D

A

A1

D

B

Ammonium Phosphate: Dibasic

A2

C1

A2

A

A

B2

C

Ammonium Phosphate: Monobasic

A

B

A

B

C

Ammonium Phosphate: Tribasic

C

B

A

B

B

Ammonium Sulfate

A

A1

A1

A2

A

A

B1

B

Ammonium Thiosulfate

A

B

A

Amyl Alcohol

A

B2

A1

B1

B1

A

A

A

Aqua Regia 80% HCL-20% HNO3

D

B1

D

D

B1

A2

D

D

Asphalt

A1

A

D

B1

A

B2

A

Barium Hydroxide

B2

A1

D

B

A

D

B

Barium Sulfate

B

B2

A1

D

B1

A

B2

B1

Barium Sulfide

A

B2

A1

B

A

A

B2

Beer

A

A2

A1

A2

A1

A

A1

A

Benzaldehyde

B

A1

A1

D

D

A2

A

B

Benzene

D

D

A1

D

D

A2

A1

B

Benzene Sulfonic Acid

A

A1

D

D

D

B

Benzoic Acid

A

A1

D

B1

B1

A

B

B

Benzyl Chloride

A2

C1

A

B1

Bleach

A

D

A

D

A

Borax (Sodium Borate)

A

A2

A

B

A

B

A

Boric Acid

A

A2

B

A

A

A

A1

Bromine

D

D

D

C1

D

A

D

D

Butadiene

D

D

C1

D

C

A

A

A1

Butane

C1

A2

D

A1

A

A

A2

Butanol (Butyl Alcohol)

B2

B1

B1

A1

A

A

A1

Butyl Amine

C1

A2

D

B1

A1

C1

A

Butyl Ether

A2

D

A1

D

A1

Butylene

B1

B1

D

A

A

A

Butyric Acid

D

D

C1

D

B1

A

A

B2

Calcium Carbonate

+

B1

A

C2

A

A

A

B

Calcium Chloride 30% in water

A

B2

A1

A2

A

D

B2

Calcium Hydroxide 10%

A

+

A

A

A

A

B

Calcium Hydroxide (saturated)

A

A

A

A

B

Calcium Hypochlorite 30%

A

+

A

A

B

Calcium Nitrate

B

A1

A1

A2

A2

A2

D

B2

Calcium Oxide

+

B1

B

A

A

A

A

Calcium Sulfate

+

B1

D

A2

A

A

D

B

Carbolic Acid (Phenol)

D

D

D

B

A1

D

B

Carbon Dioxide (dry)

+

A1

A1

A2

A

A

A1

Carbon Monoxide

+

A2

A1

A

B

A

A

Carbonated Water

A

A

B

A

A

Carbonic Acid

B

B2

A1

A1

A

A

B1

A

Chlorine Water

C

B1

C1

D

B

D

C

Chlorine, Anhydrous Liquid

C

D

D

C

D

A1

A1

C

Chlorine (dry)

B

D

D

D

A

D

B

Chloroacetic Acid

A

D

D

D

C1

A1

D

A1

Chlorobenzene (mono)

D

C1

D

D

C1

A1

D

B

Chlorobromomethane

A

C

A

Chlorosulfonic Acid

D

D

D

C1

D

D

D

B2

Citric Acid

A

D

A1

A1

A

A

B1

A2

Citric Oils

B

A

B

A

Clorox® (bleach)

A

D

A

Coffee

+

+

A

A

A

A

Copper Chloride

+

+

D

A

A

A

D

Copper Sulfate 5%

A

A2

D

A1

A

A

D

B

Cresols

D

C1

D

D

D

A2

D

A

Cyclohexane

D

B1

A

B

D

A

A1

A

Cyclohexanone

B

D

A

D

D

D

A

A2

Detergents

A

+

A1

A1

A

A

A1

A1

Dextrin

A

+

A

A

B

Diacetone Alcohol

A

A

A1

D

A1

D

B

Dichloroethane

C

C1

A1

D

D

A

A1

B

Diesel Fuel

D

C1

A

A2

A1

A

A

A1

Diethyl Ether

D

A1

D

A1

A1

B2

Diethylamine

D

D

A

D

A1

D

B

A

Disodium Phosphate

A

A

A

A

Ethane

+

D

D

A

A1

A1

Ethanol

A

B

A1

B2

A

A

A1

A

Ethanolamine

A

D

C1

D

A

Ether

D

D

A

D

B1

A

Ethyl Acetate

A

A

A2

D

A1

D

A

B

Ethyl Benzoate

B

C2

D

B1

D

Ethyl Chloride

C

C1

A1

D

D

A

A1

A

Ethyl Ether

D

D

A1

D

A2

A1

B

Ethylene Glycol

A

A2

A

B1

A

A

B

B

Ethylene Oxide

B

A

A1

C1

D

A

D

B

Fatty Acids

A

D

A1

B1

A

A

A

A

Ferric Chloride

D

A1

A

A2

A

A

D

D

Ferric Nitrate

+

A2

A1

A1

A

A

D

B

Ferric Sulfate

+

A2

A1

A1

A

A

D

A

Ferrous Sulfate

+

A2

D

A1

A

A

D

B

Formaldehyde 40%

A

D

A

A1

A

A

A2

A

Formaldehyde 100%

A

B

D

A2

C

A

A

A

Formic Acid

A

D

D

A1

A1

A

A2

A1

Fruit Juice

+

A

A

B

A

D

A

Fuel Oils

C

B

A1

B1

A

B

A

A

Furfural

A

D

B

D

D

B2

A

B

Gallic Acid

A

A

A

A

A1

B

Gasoline (high aromatic)

B

A

A

A

A

A

B

A

Gasoline (unleaded)

B

A2

A2

C1

A

A

A2

Glucose

A

A2

A

A1

A

A

A

A

Glue P.V.A.

A

A1

A1

A

A2

Glycerine

A

A1

A1

A2

A

A

A

A

Glycolic Acid < 70%

+

+

A

B

A

A

Heptane

B

B1

A

B

C2

A

A

A

Hexane

C

D

B

D

B1

A

A

A

Honey

+

+

A

A1

A

A

A

A

Hydraulic Oil (petroleum)

A

C

A1

D

A

B

A

Hydraulic Oil (synthetic)

A

A

A1

D

A

A

Hydrazine

D

+

D

C

A

B

A

Hydrochloric Acid 20%

A

A2

D

B1

B2

A

C

D

Hydrochloric Acid 100%

D

+

D

D

B1

A

D

D

Hydrofluoric Acid < 50%

A

A1

D

D

A2

A

D

D

Hydrofluoric Acid 75%

B

C1

D

D

C1

A

D

D

Hydrofluoric Acid 100%

D

D

D

C1

A

D

B1

Hydrofluosilicic Acid 20%

B

B2

D

A

A

B

B1

Hydrofluosilicic Acid 100%

C

B1

D

A

A1

A

D

Hydrogen Gas

A

A2

A2

A2

A

A

A

Hydrogen Peroxide 10%

A

A

C1

A2

A

A

D

B

Hydrogen Peroxide 30%

A

C2

D

A2

B1

A

D

B

Hydrogen Peroxide 50%

A

C2

D

A2

B1

A1

D

A2

Hydrogen Peroxide 100%

A

C2

D

A

B1

A1

D

A2

Hydrogen Sulfide (aqua)

A

A

C1

A

A1

A

C

A

Hydroquinone

A

D

A

A

B

Hydroxyacetic Acid 70%

A

A

A

Iodine

B

A1

A

C

A2

D

D

Iodine (in alcohol)

B

B

C

A

D

isooctane

B

B

A1

B1

A2

A2

A1

Isopropyl Acetate

B

B1

B1

D

B1

D

D

A

Jet Fuel (JP3, JP4. JP5)

D

D

C

A1

A1

B

A1

A

Kerosene

B

C1

A

D

B

A

A2

A

Ketones

D

C1

A2

D

C

C1

D

A

Lacquer Thinner

D

A

A1

B

D

D

A

Lacquer

D

A

A1

D

D

D

D

A

Lactic Acid

A

A1

B

B

B

B1

B

B1

Latex

+

+

A1

A2

A

B

A2

Ligroin

A

D

A2

A

B

A

Lime

+

A

A1

A

B

A

Linoleic Acid

A

B1

A2

B

A

Lithium Hydroxide

D

D

B

Lubricants

B

D

A1

A1

A1

A

A

A2

Lye: KOH Potassium Hydroxide

B

A

C

D

A

A

A

A1

Lye: NaOH Sodium Hydroxide

B

D

A

D

A

D

C

B1

Lye: CaOH2 Calcium Hydroxide

B

A2

A2

D

A2

A2

D

B

Magnesium Bisulfate

A1

A1

A2

A1

Magnesium Chloride

A

A1

A1

A2

A2

A

B1

D

Magnesium Hydroxide

B

A2

B1

A1

A

A

A

A1

Malic Acid

B2

A

A1

A

A

A2

Methane

A

A

A

A

A

Methanol (Methyl Alcohol)

A

A1

B1

B1

A2

A

A

A

Methyl Alcohol 10%

A

A1

B1

B1

A2

A

A

A

Methyl Cellosolve

C

D

B

A

D

B

Methyl Chloride

C1

B1

D

D

A

B

A

Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK)

D

D

A1

D

B2

D

C

A

Methyl Isobutyl Ketone

D

C

B2

D

A

D

B

Methyl Isopropyl Ketone

D

A

D

A

Methylamine

A1

A2

C

D

A

Methylene Chloride

D

D

C1

D

B1

B1

B

B

Milk

+

A

A

A

B

A2

A

A

Mineral Spirits

D

B

A

C

B

A

A

Monochloroacetic Acid

D

D

D

B1

D

A1

Monoethanolamine

C

A

B

C

D

A

Morpholine

+

A2

D

B2

B1

A1

Motor Oil

C1

A2

A

A1

B

B

A2

Naphtha

A1

A

B

B

A

A1

A

Natural Gas

A

A

B

A

Nitric Acid (5-10%)

A

B

D

A

A

A1

D

A

Nitric Acid (20%)

B

C

D

B1

A2

A

D

A

Nitric Acid (50%)

D

B1

D

B

B

A1

D

A1

Nitrobenzene

D

C1

B1

D

B1

A1

C

B

Nitromethane

D

A

B1

D

B2

A2

A

A1

Nitrous Oxide

C

C

D

D

B

Oil: Citric

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

Oil: Corn

A

A

A2

A

A

A

Oil: Cottonseed

A

B

A

A

A

A

Oil: Crude Oil

D

A

A

A

A

A

Oil: Diesel Fuel (20, 30, 40, 50)

A

A

A1

A

D

A

Oil: Fuel (1, 2, 3, 5A, 5B, 6)

B

A

B

B

B

D

A

Oil: Silicone

A

A

A1

A

A

A

A

Oil: Turbine

C

A

B1

A

A

A

Oleic Acid

C

C2

A

B1

A

A

A

Oxalic Acid (cold)

A

A2

B2

A2

B

B

A

Ozone

A

C1

D

A1

B

A

C

A

Palmitic Acid

+

+

A

B1

A2

A

A1

Paraffin

B

B

A1

A1

A1

A

A

A

Pentane

D

A1

A

D

A

B

A

Perchloric Acid

D

B

D

C

A

C

C

Petroleum

D

C1

A1

B1

A

B

A1

Phenol (10%)

D

B

D

B1

B1

A

B

B

Phenol (Carbolic Acid)

D

D

D

D

B

A1

D

B

Phosphoric Acid (<40%)

A

A

B1

A

A2

B

D

C

Phosphoric Acid (>40%)

A

B1

B1

A

A2

B

D

D

Plating Solutions: Copper Sulfate Bath R.T.

D

A

A

A

D

Plating Solutions: Gold Plating (Acid 75 °F)

A

A

C

Plating Solutions: Silver Plating (80°F-120 °F)

A

A

A

Potassium Bicarbonate

B

A

A1

A

B

B

Potassium Bromide

B

A

A1

A1

A

A

A

B

Potassium Chloride

A

A1

A1

A

A

A

A

A1

Potassium Dichromate

B

A

B1

A1

A

A

A

B1

Potassium Ferricyanide

+

A2

B1

A2

A2

B1

B1

Potassium Hydroxide

A

A

C1

D

A

A

A

A1

Potassium Iodide

B

B1

A1

A2

A2

A1

Potassium Nitrate

B

A

B1

A1

A

A

A

B

Potassium Permanganate

A

A

D

A2

A1

A

A

B

Propane (liquefied)

D

C1

A1

C1

A

A

A

A

Propylene Glycol

A

B2

A

B1

A2

B

B

Pyridine

D

B1

C1

D

A2

D

B

A

Quinine

+

+

Resorcinal

B2

D

B1

A2

Rosins

B

B1

A1

A2

B

A1

Salicylic Acid

+

B2

A1

A1

A1

A

D

B2

Sea Water

A

A2

A2

A2

A

A

A

C

Shellac (Orange)

A1

A1

A

A

A

Silicone

+

+

A1

A2

A

A

A

A

Silver Bromide

A

C

D

Silver Nitrate

A

A

A1

A2

A1

A

A

B

Soap Solutions

B

D

A1

A1

A

A1

A

A1

Sodium Acetate

A

A

B1

A1

A

A

B

B1

Sodium Benzoate

B

A2

B1

A2

A2

A2

Sodium Bicarbonate

A

A2

A

A2

A

A

A

A1

Sodium Bisulfate

B

A2

A1

A1

A

A

B

C

Sodium Bisulfite

B

A2

C1

A1

A

A

C

B1

Sodium Borate (Borax)

B

A2

A1