General Chemical Resistance Chart

Tank, Fittings, Blowers, Valves, & Pump Materials USP uses only the highest quality raw materials available. These raw materials have outstanding resistance to both physical and chemical attack. The following chart should be used as a guide for evaluating the suitability of our products with the chemical agent to be used. Special consideration must be given to the expected temperature, stress involved in the application, and length and type of exposure (i.e. intermittent, or continuous).


 

Reagent & Concentration LDPE
HDPE
LLDPE
70° 140°
PP
70° 140°
XLPE
70° 140°
Polyester Vinylester PVC CPVC
Acetone
Acetaldehyde* 100%
Acetic Acid* 10%
Acetic Acid* 60%
Acetic Anhydride*
Air
Aluminum Chloride conc. Aluminum Flouride conc.
C C
B C
A A
A B
C C
A A
A A
A A
C C
A B
A A
A A
 -  -
A A
A A
A A
C C
B C
A A
A A
C C
A A
A A
A A
C
C
A
A
A
-
A
-
C
C
A
A
A
-
A
-
C
C
A
A
C
A
A
A
C
C
A
A
C
A
A
A
Aluminum Sulphate all
Alums all types
Ammonia 100% dry gas
Ammonium Carbonate
Ammonium Chloride sat’d
Ammonium Flouride sat’d
Ammonium Hydroxide 10%
Ammonium Hydroxide 28%
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
-
A
-
C
A
-
C
C
-
A
-
A
A
-
A
A
A
A
B
A
A
A
A
C
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
C
Ammonium Nitrate sat’d
Ammonium Persulphate sat’d
Ammonium Sulphate sat’d
Ammonium Metaphosate sat’d
Ammonium Sulfide sat’d
Amyl Acetate*# 100%
Amyl Alcohol*# 100%
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
C C
C C
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
B C
A B
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
C C
A A
A
C
A
-
-
-
A
A
A
A
-
-
-
A
A
A
A
A
A
C
A
A
A
A
A
A
C
A
Amyl Chloride*# 100%
Aniline*# 100%
Aqua Regia+
Arsenic Acid all conc.
Aromatic Hydrocarbons*#
Ascorbic Acid 10%
Barium Carbonate sat’d
Barium Chloride sat’d
C C
C C
C C
A A
C C
A A
A A
A A
C C
A A
C C
A A
- -
A A
A A
A A
C C
A C
C C
A A
C C
A A
A A
A A
-
-
-
-
-
-
A
A
-
-
-
-
-
-
A
A
C
C
C
A
C
A
A
A
C
C
C
A
C
A
A
A
Barium Hydroxide
Barium Sulphate sat’d
Barium Sulphide sat’d
Beer
Benzene*#
Benzoic Acid all conc.
Bismuth Carbonate sat’d
Barium Chloride sat’d
A A
A A
A A
A A
C C
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
B C
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
C C
C C
A A
A A
A A
C
-
C
-
C
A
-
-
A
-
A
-
A
A
-
-
A
B
A
A
C
A
A
A
A
B
A
A
C
A
A
A
Barium Hydroxide
Barium Sulphate sat’d
Barium Sulphide sat’d
Beer
Benzene*#
Benzoic Acid all conc.
Bismuth Carbonate sat’d
Barium Chloride sat’d
A A
A A
A A
A A
C C
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
B C
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
C C
C C
A A
A A
A A
C
-
C
-
C
A
-
-
A
-
A
-
A
A
-
-
A
B
A
A
C
A
A
A
A
B
A
A
C
A
A
A
Borax Sat’d
Boric Acid all conc.
Boron Trifuoride
Brine
Bromine+ liquid
Bromine Water sat’d
Butanediol* 10%
Butanediol* 60%
A A
A A
A A
A A
C C
C C
A A
A A
A A
A A
- -
A A
C C
C -
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
C C
C C
A A
A A
-
A
-
-
-
C
-
-
-
A
-
-
-
A
-
-
A
A
A
A
C
C
-
-
A
B
A
A
C
C
-
-
Butanediol* 100%
Butter*
n-Butyl Acetate*# 100% n-Bytyl Alcohol 100% Butyric Acid* conc. Calcium Bisulphide Calcium Carbonate sat’d Calcium Chlorate sat’d
A A
A A
A C
C C
C C
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
C C
A -
- -
A A
A A
A A
A A
C C
A C
A A
- -
A A
A A
A A
-
-
-
C
A
-
-
A
-
-
-
A
A
-
-
A
-
-
C
A
B
A
A
A
-
A
B
B
B
A
A
A
Calcium Chloride sat’d
Calcium Hydroxide conc.
Calcium Hypochlorite bleach sol
Calcium Nitrate 50%
Calcium Oxide sat’d
Calcium Sulphate
Camphor Oil*#
A A
A A

A A
A A
A A
A A
C C
A A
A A

A B
A A
A A
A A
C C
A A
A A

B B
A A
A A
A A
C C
A
A

A
-
-
A
-
A
A

A
-
-
A
-
A
A

B
A
A
A
-
A
A

B
A
A
A
-
Carbon Dioxide all conc.
Carbon Disulphide
Carbon Monoxide
Carbon Tetrachloride#
Carbonic Acid
Caster Oil# conc.
Chlorine+ 100% dry gas
Chlorineliquid+
Chlorine Water+2% sat’d
solution
A A
C C
A A
C C
A A
A A
C C
C C

A A
A A
B C
A A
C C
A A
A A
C C
C C

A B
A A
C C
A A
C C
A A
A A
B C
C C

A A
A
C
A
B
-
-
C
C

A
A
C
A
A
-
-
A
A

A
A
C
A
B
A
-
C
A

A
A
C
A
C
A
A
C
A

A
Reagent & Concentration LDPE
HDPE
LLDPE
70° 140°
PP
70° 140°
XLPE
70° 140°
Polyester Vinylester PVC CPVC
Chlorobenzene*#
Clorofoam*#
Clhorosulphonic Acid 100%
Chrome Alum sat’d
Chromic Acid 80%
Chromic Acid 50%
Chromic Acid 10%
Cider*
C C
B C
C C
A A
- -
A B
A A
A A
C C
C C
C C
A A
A -
A A
A A
A A
C C
C C
C C
A A
- -
A B
A A
C C
C
C
-
-
C
C
C
-
A
C
-
-
C
C
A
-
C
C
C
A
C
B
A
-
C
C
C
A
C
B
A
-
Citric Acid* sat’d
Coconut Oil Alcohols*
Coffee
Cola Concentrates*
Copper Chloride sat’d
Copper Cyanide sat’d
Copper Flouride 2%
Copper Nitrate sat’d
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A
-
-
-
A
B
-
-
A
-
-
-
A
A
-
-
-
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
B
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
Copper Sulphate sat’d Corn Oil*
Cottonseed Oil*
Cuprous Chloride sat’d Detergents, synthetic* Developers, Photographic Dextrin sat’d
Dextrose sat’d
Diazo Salts
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
A
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
Dibutylphthalate*#
Dichlorobenzene*#
Diethyl Ketone*#
Diethylene Glycol*
Digylcolic Acid*
Dimethylamine
Disodium Phosphate
Emulsions, Photographic*
B B
C C
B B
A A
A A
C C
A A
A A
A B
- -
- -
A A
- -
- -
A A
A A
B B
C C
B C
A A
A A
C C
A A
A A
-
C
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
A
-
-
-
-
-
-
C
-
-
C
A
C
A
A
C
-
-
C
A
C
A
A
Ethyl Acetate*# 100%
Ethyl Alcohol* 100%
Ethyl Alcohol* 35%
Ethyl Benzene*#
Ethyl Chloride#
Ethyl Ester#
Ethylene Chloride*#
Ethylene Glycol*
Fatty Acids*
B C
C C
C C
C C
C C
C C
C C
A A
A A
B B
A A
A A
C C
C C
B C
C C
A A
A A
B C
A A
A A
C C
C C
C C
C C
A A
A A
-
C
B
-
-
C
C
A
-
-
A
A
-
-
C
C
A
-
C
A
A
-
C
C
C
A
B
C
A
A
-
C
C
C
A
B
Ferric Chloride sat’d
Ferric nitrate sat’d
Ferrous Chloride sat’d
Ferrous Sulphate
Fish Solubles*
Fluoboric acid
Fluosillic Acid conc.
Fluosillic Acid 32%
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A B
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A B
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A
A
A
A
-
B
C
C
A
A
A
A
-
A
C
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
Formic Acid all conc. Fructose sat’d
Fruit Pulp*
Furtural# 100%
Furfuryl Alcohol*#
Gallic Acid*
Gasoline*#
Glucose
A A
A A
A A
B C
B C
A B
B C
A A
A A
A A
A A
C C
C C
A A
B C
A A
A A
A A
A A
C C
C C
A A
A C
A A
C
-
-
-
-
-
B
-
A
-
-
-
-
-
B
-
A
A
A
C
-
A
C
A
A
A
A
C
-
B
C
A
Glycerine*
Glycol*
Glycolic Acid* 30%
Grape Sugar sat’d ag.
n-Heptane*#
Hexachlorobenzene
Hexanol, Tertiary*
Hydrobromic acid 50%
A A
A A
A A
A A
B B
A -
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
- -
- -
- -
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A C
A A
A A
A A
A
-
-
-
A
-
-
A
A
-
-
-
A
-
-
A
A
A
A
A
C
-
-
A
A
A
A
A
A
-
-
A
Hydrochloric Acid 37%
Hydrocyanic Acid sat’d
Hydrofluoric Acid* 60%
Hydrogen 100%
Hydrogen Chloride dry gas
Hydrogen Peroxide 30%
Hydrogen Peroxide 10%
Hydrogen Sulphide
Hydroquinone
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
B B
A A
A A
A A
A A
- -
A A
A A
A A
A -
A B
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A
A
C
-
-
C
C
-
-
A
A
C
-
-
A
A
-
-
A
A
A
A
-
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
-
A
A
A
A
Reagent & Concentration LDPE
HDPE
LLDPE
70° 140°
PP
70° 140°
XLPE
70° 140°
Polyester Vinylester PVC CPVC
Hypochlorous Acid conc.
Inks#
Iodine+ ink1 sol’n
Isopropyl Alcohol 100%
Lead Acetate sat’d
Lead Nitrate
Lactic Acid* 20%
Linseed Oil* 100%
Magnesium Carbonate sat’d
A A
A A
B -
C C
A A
A A
A A
B C
A A
A A
A A
- -
A A
A A
- -
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
B C
A A
A A
A A
A A
A C
A A
C
-
-
-
A
-
A
A
A
B
-
-
-
A
-
A
A
A
A
A
C
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
C
A
A
A
A
A
A
Magnesium Chloride sat’d
Magnesium Hydroxide sat’d
Magnesium Nitrite sat’d
Magnesium Sulphate sat’d
Mercuric Chloride 40%
Mercuric Cyanide sat’d
Mercury
Methyl Alcohol* 100%
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
C C
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A
-
-
A
A
-
-
C
A
-
-
A
A
-
-
B
A
A
A
A
A
B
B
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
Methylethyl Ketone*# 100%
Methylene Chloride*# 100%
Milk
Mineral Oils#
Molasses
Naphtha*#
Naphthalene*#
B C
C C
A A
B C
A A
B C
B -
A B
B -
A A
A B
A A
- -
A A
B C
C C
C C
A C
A A
B C
C C
C
-
-
-
-
A
A
C
-
-
-
-
A
A
C
C
A
A
A
A
C
C
C
A
A
A
A
C
Nickel Chloride conc.
Nickel Nitrate sat’d
Nickel Sulphate conc.
Nicotine* dilute
Nitric Acid 0-30%
Nitric Acid+ 30-50%
Nitric Acid+ 70%
Nitric Acid+ 95-98%
Nitrobenzene*#
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A B
A B
C C
C C
A A
A A
A A
A A
C C
C C
C C
C C
C C
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A B
A B
C C
C C
A
A
A
-
C
C
C
C
C
A
A
A
-
B
C
C
C
B
A
A
A
A
A
A
C
C
C
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
C
C
n-Octane
Oleic Acid
Oxalic Acid* sat’d
Perchloroethylene*
Phosphoric Acid 95%
Photographic Solutions
Plating Solutions* Brass
Cadium
A A
B C
A A
C C
A A
A A
A A
A A
- -
A B
A B
- -
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A C
A A
C C
A B
A A
A A
A A
-
A
A
-
A
A
-
-
-
A
A
-
A
A
-
-
-
C
A
C
B
A
A
A
-
A
C
B
A
A
A
A
Chromium
Copper
Gold
Indium
Lead
Nickel
Rhodium
Silver
Tin
Zinc
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
Potassium Bicarbonate sat’d
Potassium Bromide sat’d
Potassium Bromate 10%
Potassium Carbonate
Potassium Chlorate sat’d
Potassium Chloride sat’d
Potassium Chromate 40%
Potassium Cyanide sat’d
Potassium Dichromate 40%
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
C
-
-
A
-
A
-
-
A
C
-
-
A
-
A
-
-
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
Potassium Ferri/Ferro Cyanide sat’d
Potassium Fluoride
Potassium Hydroxide conc.
Potassium Nitrate sat’d
Potassium Perborate sat’d
Potassium Perchlorate 10%
Potassium Permanganate 20%
Potassium Persulphate sat’d
Potassium Sulphate conc.
Potassium Sulphide conc.
Potassium Sulphite conc.
Propargyl Alcohol*
n-Propyl Alcohol*
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A
-
C
A
-
-
A
A
A
-
-
-
-
A
-
A
A
-
-
A
A
A
-
-
-
-
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
-
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
-
-
Reagent & Concentration LDPE
HDPE
LLDPE
70° 140°
PP
70° 140°
XLPE
70° 140°
Polyester Vinylester PVC CPVC
Propylene Dichloride*# 100%
Propylene Glycol*
Pyridine* Resorcinal sat’d
Salicylic Acid sat’d
Sea Water
Selenic Acid
Shortening*
Silver Nitrate Solution
Soap Solution* any conc.
Sodium Acetate sat’d
Sodium Benzoate 35%
Sodium Bicarbonate sat’d
Sodium Bisulphate sat’d
Sodium Bisulphite sat’d
Sodium Borate
Sodium Bromide dilute
Sodium Carbonate conc.
Sodium Chlorate sat’d
Sodium Chloride sat’d
Sodium Cyanide
Sodium Dichromate sat’d
C C
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
C C
- -
A -
- -
- -
A A
- -
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
C C
A A
A C
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
-
-
-
-
-
-
C
-
A
-
A
-
A
A
-
-
-
-
C
A
A
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
A
-
A
-
A
-
A
A
-
-
-
-
A
A
A
-
A
C
C
-
A
A
A
A
A
A
B
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
-
-
B
-
A
A
A
A
A
A
B
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
Sodium Ferri/Ferro Cyanide sat’d
Sodium Fluoride sat’d
Sodium Hydroxide conc.
Sodium Hypochlorite 1
Sodium Nitrate
Sodium Sulphate
Sodium Sulphide sat’d
Sodium Sulphite sat’d
Stannic Chloride sat’d
Stannous Chloride
Starch Solution* sat’d
Stearic Acid* 100%
Sulphuric Acid 0 – 50%
Sulphuric Acid 70%
Sulphuric Acid 80%
Sulphuric Acid 96%
Sulphuric Acid98- conc.
Sulphuric Acid fuming
Sulphurous Acid
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A B
A C
B C
B C
C C
A A
A A
A A
A A
A B
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A B
A B
C C
C -
C -
C C
A A
A A
A A
A A
B B
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A B
A B
A B
B C
C C
A A
A
-
C
C
A
A
C
B
A
A
-
A
A
C
C
C
C
C
-
A
-
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
-
A
A
B
C
C
C
C
-
A
A
A
B
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
B
A
A
A
C
C
C
A
A
A
A
B
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
B
A
A
A
B
B
B
A
Tallow#
Tannic Acid* sat’d
Tartaric Acid
Tetrolydrofuran*#
Titanium Tetrachloride* sat’d
Toluene*
Trichloroethylene*
Triethylene Glycol*
Trisodium Phosphate sat’d
Turpentine#
Urea 30%
Urine
Vanilla Extract*
Vinegar
A -
A A
A A
B C
C -
B B
C C
A A
A A
C C
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
C C
- -
C C
C C
- -
A A
C C
A A
A A
A A
A A
A B
A A
A A
C C
C C
C C
C C
A A
A A
C C
A A
A A
A A
A A
-
A
A
-
-
B
-
-
C
-
-
-
-
-
-
A
A
-
-
B
-
-
A
-
-
-
-
-
-
A
A
C
-
C
C
-
A
B
B
A
-
A
-
A
A
C
-
C
C
-
A
B
B
A
-
A
Water
Wetting Agent*
Whiskey*
Wines*
Xylene#
Yeast
Zinc Bromide sat’d
Zinc Carbonate sat’d
Zinc Chloride sat’d
Zinc Oxide sat’d
Zinc Sterate
Zinc Sulphate sat’d
A A
A A
A A
A A
C C
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
C C
A A
- -
- -
A A
A A
- -
A A
A A
A A
C C
A C
C C
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A
-
-
-
B
-
-
-
A
-
-
A
A
-
-
-
B
-
-
-
A
-
-
A
A
-
A
C
C
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
-
A
A
C
A
A
A
A
A
A
A

Reagent & Concentration Ryton EPDM Norprene Viton 316 SS Titanium Hastelloy C
Acetone
Acetaldehyde* 100%
Acetic Acid* 10%
Acetic Acid* 60%
Acetic Anhydride*
Air
Aluminum Chloride conc.
Aluminum Flouride conc.
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
-
C
C
A
A
B
A
A
A
C
C
A
B
A
A
A
A
C
C
B
B
C
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
C
C
A
A
A
A
A
A
B
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
B
Aluminum Sulphate all
Alums all types
Ammonia 100% dry gas
Ammonium Carbonate
Ammonium Chloride sat’d
Ammonium Flouride sat’d
Ammonium Hydroxide 10%
Ammonium Hydroxide 28%
A
A
-
-
A
C
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
B
B
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
-
A
A
B
B
B
A
A
B
C
C
A
A
A
-
C
A
B
A
A
A
B
A
A
B
A
A
B
B
Ammonium Nitrate sat’d
Ammonium Persulphate sat’d
Ammonium Sulphate sat’d
Ammonium Metaphosate sat’d
Ammonium Sulfide sat’d
Amyl Acetate*# 100%
Amyl Alcohol*# 100%
A
-
A
-
-
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
B
A
A
A
A
C
A
A
A
A
A
A
C
B
A
B
B
B
B
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
B
B
B
B
B
B
A
A
Amyl Chloride*# 100%
Aniline*# 100%
Aqua Regia+
Arsenic Acid all conc.
Aromatic Hydrocarbons*#
Ascorbic Acid 10%
Barium Carbonate sat’d
Barium Chloride sat’d
-
A
C
-
-
-
A
A
C
B
C
A
C
A
A
A
C
C
C
A
C
A
A
A
B
C
B
A
A
A
A
A
A
B
C
A
C
-
B
A
C
C
A
B
-
-
A
A
A
B
C
B
-
-
B
B
Barium Hydroxide
Barium Sulphate sat’d
Barium Sulphide sat’d
Beer
Benzene*#
Benzoic Acid all conc. Bismuth Carbonate sat’d Barium Chloride sat’d
A
A
-
-
B
-
-
-
A
A
A
A
C
C
A
A
A
A
A
C
C
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
B
B
B
A
B
B
A
A
B
B
A
B
A
B
A
B
A
-
A
B
B
A
B
B
Borax Sat’d
Boric Acid all conc.
Boron Trifuoride
Brine
Bromine+ liquid
Bromine Water sat’d
Butanediol* 10%
Butanediol* 60%
A
-
-
A
C
C
-
-
A
A
A
A
C
C
-
-
A
A
A
A
C
C
-
-
A
A
A
A
A
A
-
-
A
A
-
C
C
C
-
-
B
A
B
A
A
A
-
-
A
A
-
A
A
A
-
-
Butanediol* 100%
Butter*
n-Butyl Acetate*# 100%
n-Bytyl Alcohol 100%
Butyric Acid* conc.
Calcium Bisulphide
Calcium Carbonate sat’d Calcium Chlorate sat’d
-
-
A
A
-
-
-
-
-
A
B
B
B
A
A
A
-
B
C
A
C
A
A
-
-
A
B
A
B
A
A
A
-
A
B
A
B
B
B
-
-
-
A
A
A
A
B
-
-
-
A
A
A
-
B
A
Calcium Chloride sat’d
Calcium Hydroxide conc.
Calcium Hypochlorite bleach sol
Calcium Nitrate 50%
Calcium Oxide sat’d
Calcium Sulphate
Camphor Oil*#
A
-
A
A
-
A
-
B
B
A
A
A
A
-
A
C
C
B
A
C
-
A
A
A
A
A
-
A
B
B
C
A
A
B
A
A
A
-
A
A
A
-
A
B
B
-
A
A
-
Carbon Dioxide all conc.
Carbon Disulphide
Carbon Monoxide
Carbon Tetrachloride#
Carbonic Acid
Caster Oil# conc.
Chlorine+ 100% dry gas Chlorineliquid+
Chlorine Water+2% sat’d solution
-
A
-
A
-
A
C
C
A
A
C
A
C
A
A
C
C
C
A
C
A
C
A
A
C
C
C
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
 A
 A
A
B
A
B
A
A
C
C
C
A
B
A
A
B
A
C
A
A
A
B
A
A
A
A
B
A
A
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Chlorobenzene*#
Clorofoam*#
Clhorosulphonic Acid 100%
Chrome Alum sat’d
Chromic Acid 80%
Chromic Acid 50%
Chromic Acid 10%
Cider*
A
C
C
C
C
B
A
-
C
C
C
A
C
B
B
-
C
C
C
A
C
C
C
A
A
A
C
A
B
A
A
A
A
A
B
A
B
B
B
A
A
A
C
A
C
C
C
A
B
A
A
A
B
B
B
-
Citric Acid* sat’d
Coconut Oil Alcohols*
Coffee
Cola Concentrates*
Copper Chloride sat’d
Copper Cyanide sat’d
Copper Flouride 2%
Copper Nitrate sat’d
A
-
-
-
A
A
-
-
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
-
A
A
A
A
A
A
-
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
C
B
A
C
A
A
A
A
A
B
A
B
A
A
A
A
A
B
A
A
Copper Sulphate sat’d
Corn Oil*
Cottonseed Oil*
Cuprous Chloride sat’d Detergents, synthetic* Developers, Photographic
Dextrin sat’d
Dextrose sat’d
Diazo Salts
A
-
A
A
A
-
-
-
-
A
A
A
A
A
-
A
A
-
A
A
A
A
A
-
A
A
-
A
A
A
A
A
-
A
A
-
B
A
A
C
A
A
A
A
-
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
-
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
-
Dibutylphthalate*# Dichlorobenzene*#
Diethyl Ketone*#
Diethylene Glycol*
Digylcolic Acid*
Dimethylamine
Disodium Phosphate
Emulsions, Photographic*
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
A
A
C
-
A
-
-
-
A
-
A
-
A
-
-
-
A
A
C
A
A
A
-
-
A
A
A
A
A
-
-
-
A
A
-
A
A
-
-
-
-B
-
-
-
A
Ethyl Acetate*# 100%
Ethyl Alcohol* 100%
Ethyl Alcohol* 35%
Ethyl Benzene*#
Ethyl Chloride#
Ethyl Ester#
Ethylene Chloride*#
Ethylene Glycol*
Fatty Acids*
A
A
A
-
A
-
A
A
-
B
A
A
-
A
C
A
A
C
C
A
A
-
B
C
B
A
B
C
A
A
-
A
C
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
-
A
A
B
A
B
A
A
A
-
A
B
C
B
A
Ferric Chloride sat’d
Ferric nitrate sat’d
Ferrous Chloride sat’d
Ferrous Sulphate
Fish Solubles*
Fluoboric acid
Fluosillic Acid conc.
Fluosillic Acid 32%
A
A
A
A
-
C
B
B
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
B
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
C
A
C
A
A
C
B
B
A
A
A
A
A
C
C
C
B
B
B
A
A
A
A
A
Formic Acid all conc.
Fructose sat’d
Fruit Pulp*
Furtural# 100%
Furfuryl Alcohol*#
Gallic Acid*
Gasoline*#
Glucose
A
-
-
A
-
-
A
-
A
A
A
B
-
B
C
A
A
A
A
C
-
B
B
A
C
A
A
C
A
A
A
A
C
A
A
B
A
B
A
A
C
A
A
B
-
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
-
B
A
A
Glycerine*
Glycol*
Glycolic Acid* 30%
Grape Sugar sat’d ag.
n-Heptane*#
Hexachlorobenzene
Hexanol, Tertiary*
Hydrobromic acid 50%
A
-
A
-
A
-
-
-
A
A
A
A
C
-
-
A
A
A
A
A
A
-
-
B
A
A
A
A
A
-
B
A
A
A
A
A
A
-
A
C
A
A
A
A
A
-
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
-
-
B
Hydrochloric Acid 37%
Hydrocyanic Acid sat’d
Hydrofluoric Acid* 60%
Hydrogen 100%
Hydrogen Chloride dry gas
Hydrogen Peroxide 30%
Hydrogen Peroxide 10%
Hydrogen Sulphide
Hydroquinone
C
-
C
-
-
C
C
A
-
C
A
A
A
-
-
-
A
C
C
-
-
A
-
-
-
A
C
A
A
A
A
-
A
A
C
A
C
C
C
A
-
B
B
B
-
C
B
C
A
-
B
B
A
-
A
-
A
A
-
A
A
A
-
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Hypochlorous Acid conc.
Inks#
Iodine+ ink1 sol’n
Isopropyl Alcohol 100%
Lead Acetate sat’d
Lead Nitrate
Lactic Acid* 20%
Linseed Oil* 100%
Magnesium Carbonate sat’d
-
-
-
A
-
-
A
-
-
-
-
B
-
A
A
A
-
A
-
-
C
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
-
C
C
A
A
A
B
A
A
A
A
C
A
A
A
B
A
A
A
A
B
A
A
A
B
A
A
Magnesium Chloride sat’d
Magnesium Hydroxide sat’d
Magnesium Nitrite sat’d
Magnesium Sulphate sat’d
Mercuric Chloride 40%
Mercuric Cyanide sat’d
Mercury
Methyl Alcohol* 100%
A
A
-
A
-
-
-
A
A
A
A
A
A
-
A
B
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
B
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
C
A
A
A
A
C
C
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
C
-
A
C
Methylethyl Ketone*# 100%
Methylene Chloride*# 100%
Milk
Mineral Oils#
Molasses
Naphtha*#
Naphthalene*#
A
A
-
A
-
A
A
A
C
C
A
C
C
C
C
C
A
A
A
C
C
C
C
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
B
A
A
A
A
A
Nickel Chloride conc.
Nickel Nitrate sat’d
Nickel Sulphate conc.
Nicotine* dilute
Nitric Acid 0-30%
Nitric Acid+ 30-50%
Nitric Acid+ 70%
Nitric Acid+ 95-98%
Nitrobenzene*#
-
-
-
-
C
C
C
C
A
A
A
A
-
B
B
C
C
C
A
A
A
-
A
A
A
-
C
A
A
A
-
A
A
A
A
B
C
B
B
-
A
A
A
A
A
A
B
B
-
A
A
A
A
A
B
B
B
-
A
A
A
A
C
n-Octane
Oleic Acid
Oxalic Acid* sat’d
Perchloroethylene*
Phosphoric Acid 95%
Photographic Solutions
Plating Solutions* Brass
  Cadium
-
-
-
B
C
-
-
A
-
B
A
C
B
B
A
C
-
C
B
C
B
A
A
C
-
B
A
A
A
A
A
A
-
B
B
A
B
A
A
A
-
C
C
A
B
A
A
C
-
B
B
B
A
A
A
A
  Chromium
  Copper
  Gold
  Indium
  Lead
  Nickel
  Rhodium
  Silver
  Tin
  Zinc
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
B
A
A
A
-
-
-
-
-
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
C
A
A
-
C
C
A
C
C
C
C
A
A
-
C
A
C
C
A
A
C
A
A
-
A
C
A
A
A
B
Potassium Bicarbonate sat’d
Potassium Bromide sat’d
Potassium Bromate 10%
Potassium Carbonate
Potassium Chlorate sat’d
Potassium Chloride sat’d
Potassium Chromate 40%
Potassium Cyanide sat’d
Potassium Dichromate 40%
A
-
-
A
A
A
-
-
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
B
B
B
B
B
B
B
B
B
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
B
B
B
B
B
B
B
B
B
Potassium Ferri/Ferro Cyanide sat’d
Potassium Fluoride
Potassium Hydroxide conc.
Potassium Nitrate sat’d
Potassium Perborate sat’d
Potassium Perchlorate 10%
Potassium Permanganate 20%
Potassium Persulphate sat’d
Potassium Sulphate conc.
Potassium Sulphide conc.
Potassium Sulphite conc.
Propargyl Alcohol*
n-Propyl Alcohol*
-
-
A
A
-
-
A
A
A
A
A
-
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
-
-
A
A
B
A
A
A
A
A
C
C
C
-
A
A
A
B
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
-
A
B
B
B
B
B
B
B
B
B
B
B
-
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
-
A
B
B
B
B
B
B
B
B
B
B
B
-
A
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Propylene Dichloride*# 100%
Propylene Glycol*
Pyridine* Resorcinal sat’d
Salicylic Acid sat’d
Sea Water
Selenic Acid
Shortening*
Silver Nitrate
Solution
Soap Solution* any conc.
Sodium Acetate sat’d
Sodium Benzoate 35%
Sodium Bicarbonate sat’d
Sodium Bisulphate sat’d
Sodium Bisulphite sat’d
Sodium Borate
Sodium Bromide dilute
Sodium Carbonate conc.
Sodium Chlorate sat’d
Sodium Chloride sat’d
Sodium Cyanide
Sodium Dichromate sat’d
-
-
A
-
-
-
-
-
-
A
A
-
A
A
A
A
-
A
A
A
A
A
-
-
B
-
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
-
C
C
-
A
A
-
A
A
A
B
A
B
C
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
C
-
A
A
-
A
A
A
C
A
C
A
A
A
A
C
A
A
A
A
C
B
A
-
A
A
-
A
A
A
B
A
B
B
B
B
A
A
B
C
B
A
A
A
B
-
A
A
-
A
A
A
A
A
B
B
B
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
B
B
B
-
A
A
-
A
A
A
A
A
B
A
A
A
A
A
B
A
A
A
Sodium Ferri/Ferro Cyanide sat’d
Sodium Fluoride sat’d
Sodium Hydroxide conc.
Sodium Hypochlorite 1
Sodium Nitrate
Sodium Sulphate
Sodium Sulphide sat’d
Sodium Sulphite sat’d
Stannic Chloride sat’d
Stannous Chloride
Starch Solution* sat’d
Stearic Acid* 100%
Sulphuric Acid 0 – 50%
Sulphuric Acid 70%
Sulphuric Acid 80%
Sulphuric Acid 96%
Sulphuric Acid98- conc.
Sulphuric Acid fuming
Sulphurous Acid
-
-
A
C
A
A
A
-
-
A
A
-
B
B
C
C
C
C
-
A
A
A
B
A
A
A
A
B
A
A
B
B
B
B
B
B
C
B
A
C
B
C
B
B
A
A
C
A
A
B
C
C
-
C
C
C
C
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
C
B
C
B
B
B
B
C
A
A
A
C
C
C
C
C
C
B
A
A
B
C
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
C
C
C
C
C
C
A
A
A
B
B
B
B
B
B
B
B
A
B
B
B
B
B
B
C
B
Tallow#
Tannic Acid* sat’d
Tartaric Acid
Tetrolydrofuran*#
Titanium Tetrachloride* sat’d Toluene*
Trichloroethylene*
Triethylene Glycol*
Trisodium Phosphate sat’d
Turpentine#
Urea 30%
Urine
Vanilla Extract*
Vinegar
-
-
-
B
-
A
A
-
-
A
-
-
-
A
-
A
B
B
-
C
C
-
A
C
-
A
-
A
-
B
B
C
-
C
C
-
A
C
-
C
-
C
A
A
A
C
-
C
A
-
A
A
-
A
-
A
A
A
C
A
A
A
B
A
A
A
A
A
-
A
-
A
A
A
-
A
A
A
A
B
-
-
-
A
-
B
B
A
-
A
B
A
A
B
-
-
-
A
Water
Wetting Agent*
Whiskey*
Wines*
Xylene#
Yeast
Zinc Bromide sat’d
Zinc Carbonate sat’d
Zinc Chloride sat’d
Zinc Oxide sat’d
Zinc Sterate
Zinc Sulphate sat’d
A
-
-
-
A
-
-
-
A
A
-
-
A
-
A
A
C
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
-
A
A
C
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
-
A
A
C
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
-
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
-
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
-
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A

 

Codes: LDPE – Low Density Polyethylene LLDPE - Linear Low Density Polyethylene HDPE - High Density Polyethylene XLPE – Cross Linked Polyethylene PP – Polypropylene
(A) Resistant, no indication that serviceability would be impaired
(B) Variable resistance, depending on conditions of use.
(C) Unresistant, not recommended for service applications under any conditions
(-) Information not yet available.
* Stress-crack Agent – Certain surface active materials, although they have no chemical effect on polyethylene, can accelerate the cracking of polyethylene when it is under stress. Although our tanks are generally stress-free, caution should be used when large tanks are unsupported and welded fittings are used. # Plasticizer – Certain types of chemicals are absorbed to varying degrees by polyethylene, causing swelling, weight gain, softening, and some loss of yield strength. These plasticizing materials cause no chemical degradation of the resin. Some of these chemical have a strong plasticizing effect (e.g. aromatic hydrocarbons benzene), whereas others have weaker effects (e.g. gasoline). Certain plasticizers are sufficiently volatile that, if they are removed from contact with the polyethylene, the part will “dry” out and return to its original condition with no loss of properties. + Oxidizers – Oxidizers are the only group of materials capable of chemically degrading polyethylene. The effect on the polyethylene may be gradual even for strong oxidizers, and short terms effects may not be measurable. However, if continuous, long-term exposure is intended, the chemical effects should be checked. (1) Welded tank connections are not recommended.
Article Title:
General Chemical Resistance Chart
Article Summary:
General Chemical Resistance Chart
Article Date:
7/2/2009
Article ID:
825
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