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Tubing Chemical Resistance Chart

Codes:
(A) Resistant, no indication that serviceability would be impaired.
(B) Variable resistance, depending on conditions of use.
(X) Unresistant, not recommended for service applications under any conditions.
(-) Information not yet available.

(*) Predicted resistance only.
(S) 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.

Flexible PVC–Vinyl
Plasticized Polyvinyl Chloride
(70°F 140°F)
PTFE, PFA, FEP
Fluoropolymers
(70°F 140°F)
Polyethylene
(70°F 140°F)
Polypropylene
(70°F 140°F)
Polyurethane
(70°F)
Nylon
(70°F)
Acetaldehyde
Acetic Acid, 10%
Acetic Acid, 60%
Glacial
Acetone
X X
A -
A B
X X
X X
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
B X (S)
A B
A A
B X
A X (S)
B B
A A
A B
- -
A B
X
-
X
-
X
-
A
A
B
A
Alcohol (Amyl)
Alcohol (Methyl), 6%
Alcohol (Methyl), 100%
Butyl
Ethyl
Furfuryl
A -
A A
B -
A -
A* -
X* -
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A - (S)
B -
A -
A - (S)
A - (S)
A - (S)
A B
- -
A A
A -
A A
X X
B
-
A
A
B
-
-
-
-
A
-
-
Alum
Aluminum Chloride
Hydroxide
Sulphate
Ammonia, Dry Gas
A A
A A
A* -
A* A*
- -
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
- -
A A
A A
-
A
-
-
A
-
-
-
A
A
Ammonium Carbonate
Chloride
Hydroxide
Nitrate
Persulphate
Phosphate
A* A*
A A
A -
A* A*
A* A*
A* A*
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
- -
A A
A A
- -
A
-
A
A
A
-
-
-
A
-
-
-
Sulphate
Sulphide
Thiocyanate
Amyl Acetate
Aniline
Animal Oils
A A
A X
A* A*
X* X*
X X
A* -
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A (S)
X -
X -
B X (S)
A A
A A
A A
B X
A A
- -
A
A
A
X
X
A
-
-
-
A
B
-
Antimony Trichloride
Barium Carbonate
Chloride
Hydroxide
Sulphate
Beer
A* A*
A* A*
A* A*
A* -
A* A*
A -
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A (S)
- -
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A
A
-
A
-
A
-
A
A
A
A
A
Benzene
Benzene Sulphonic Acid
Bismuth Carbonate
Borax
Boric Acid
Boron Trifluoride
X X
- -
A* A*
A* -
A* -
- -
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
X -
X -
A A
A A
A A
A -
B X
X X
A A
A A
A A
- -
X
-
-
-
A
-
A
-
-
-
-
-
Brine
Bromine, Dry Gas
Calcium Bisulphite
Carbonate
Chlorate
Hydroxide
A* A*
X* X*
A A
A* A*
A* A*
A* -
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
X -
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
X X
A A
A A
A A
A A
A
B
-
A
A
A
A
-
A
A
A
A
Hypochlorite
Sulphate
Camphor Oil
Carbon Dioxide
Monoxide
Tetrachloride
A -
A* A*
- -
A* A*
A* A*
X X
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A -
X - (S)
A -
A -
X -
A A
A A
X X
A A
A A
X X
-
A
-
A
-
B
A
A
-
-
-
B
Castor Oil
Chloral Hydrate
Chlorine, Dry Gas
Liquid
Chlorine Water, 2%
Saturated Solution
A -
X* X*
- -
- -
- -
B X*
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
X - (S)
X -
B X
X -
A A
A B
A A
- -
X X
X X
- -
A B
-
-
B
-
-
-
-
-
X
-
-
-
Flexible PVC–Vinyl
Plasticized Polyvinyl Chloride
(70°F 140°F)
PTFE, PFA, FEP
Fluoropolymers
(70°F 140°F)
Polyethylene
(70°F 140°F)
Polypropylene
(70°F 140°F)
Polyurethane
(70°F)
Nylon
(70°F)
Chloroform
Chicrosulphonic Acid
Chrome Alum
Chromic Acid
(plating solution)
Cider
X* X*
X* X*
A* A*
- -
 
A* -
A A
A A
A A
A A
 
A A
X - (S)
X X
A A
A A
 
A A
X X
X X
A A
B B
 
A A
X
-
-
X
 
-
B
-
-
A
 
-
Citric Acid
Copper Chloride
Cyanide
Nitrate
Sulfate
Creosote
A -
A* A*
A A
A* A*
A* A*
X X
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
X - (S)
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
- -
A
A
-
A
A
-
A
-
-
-
-
A
Cyclohexanol
Cyclohexanone
Detergents, Synthetic
Developers, Photographic
Dextrose
X* X*
X* X*
A* -
A* A*
A* A*
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
X -
X -
A A (S)
A A
A A
B B
B X
A A
A A
A A
-
X
-
-
-
-
A
-
-
-
Dibutyl Phthalate
Disodium Phosphate
Emulsifiers
Emulsions, Photographic
Ether
Ethyl Acetate
X* X*
A A
A* A*
A* A*
X X
X* X*
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
B X (S)
A X (S)
A A
A - (S)
X -
B X
A B
A A
A A
- -
- -
B B
X
-
-
-
B
X
-
-
-
-
A
A
Ethylene Dichloride
Ethylene Glycol
Ferric Chloride
Sulphate
Fixing Solution, Photographic
Fluorine
X* X*
A -
A A
A A
A* A*
X* X*
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
- -
A A
A A
A A
- -
- -
- -
A A
A A
A A
- -
- -
-
A
A
A
-
-
-
A
-
-
-
-
Fluosilicic Acid
Formaldehyde, 40%
Formic Acid, 50%
Formic Acid, 100%
Gasoline
Glucose
- -
A -
- X*
X* X*
X X
A A*
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A -
A A
A A
A A
X X
A -
A A
A A
A A
A A
B X
A A
-
A
-
X
A
A
-
A
-
A
A
A
Glycerine
Hydrobromic Acid, 50%
Hydrobromic Acid, 100%
Hydrochloric Acid, 10%
Hydrochloric Acid, 22%
Concentrated
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 A
A -
A A
A A
A A
A B
A
-
A
-
-
A
A
-
-
-
B
-
Hydrofluoric Acid, 4%
Hydrofluoric Acid, 40%
Hydrofluoric Acid, 60%
Concentrated
Hydrogen
Hydrogen Peroxide, 3%
A A
A -
X X
X X
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 A
-
-
-
B
A
-
A
-
-
-
A
-
Hydrogen Peroxide, 90+%
Hydrogen Sulphide
Hydroquinone
Hypochlorous acid
Lactic Acid, 10%
Lactic Acid, 100%
A -
A -
A -
B X*
A -
X* X*
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A -
A -
A -
B X
A A
A A
- -
A A
A A
- -
A A
- -
A
X
-
-
-
A
A
-
-
-
A
-
Lead Acetate
Lead Tetraethyl
Linseed Oil
A* A*
A* -
- -
A A
A A
A A
A -
A -
B X (S)
A A
- -
A B
A
-
A
-
-
-
Flexible PVC–Vinyl
Plasticized Polyvinyl Chloride
(70°F 140°F)
PTFE, PFA, FEP
Fluoropolymers
(70°F 140°F)
Polyethylene
(70°F 140°F)
Polypropylene
(70°F 140°F)
Polyurethane
(70°F)
Nylon
(70°F)
Magnesium Carbonate
Chloride
Hydroxide
Nitrate
Sulphate
A* A*
A* A*
A* A*
A* A*
A* A*
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A
A
A
A
X
-
A
-
-
-
Maleic Acid
Mercuric Chloride
Mercuric Cyanide
Metallic Soaps
Methyl Acetate
Chloride
- X*
X* X
A* A*
A* -
X X
X* X*
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A - (S)
X X
X X
A A
A A
A A
- -
- -
X X
A
-
-
-
-
X
-
-
-
-
-
A
Methyl Ethyl Ketone
Milk
Mineral Oils
Nickel Chloride
Nickel Sulphate
X* X*
A -
A X
A* A*
A* A*
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
B X (S)
A -
B X (S)
A A
A A
A X
A A
A B
A A
A A
X
A
A
B
-
-
A
-
-
A
Nitric Acid, 25%
Nitric Acid, 50%
Nitric Acid, 70%
Nitric Acid, 95%
Oxalic Acid
A -
A B
B X*
X* X*
A -
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
B X
B X
B X
X X
A A
X X
X X
X X
X X
A X
-
-
-
X
A
A
B
B
B
A
Oxygen
Petroleum (lubricating oil)
Phenol
Phosphoric Acid, 30%
Phosphoric Acid, 50%
Phosphoric Acid, 95%
A* A*
- -
- X*
A A
- -
- -
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A -
- -
X -
A A
A A
- -
- -
A X
A A
A A
A A
- -
A
A
X
B
B
-
A
-
X
A
A
-
Phosphorus Trichloride
Phosphorus Pentoxide
Photographic Developers
Emulsions
Fixer solutions
Picric Acid
- -
A* -
A* A*
A* A*
A* A*
A* -
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
X X
A -
A A
A -
A A
- -
- -
- -
- -
- -
- -
- -
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
B
-
Potassium Bicarbonate
Bisulphate
Bromate
Carbonate
Chloride
Chromate
A* A*
A A*
A* A*
A* A*
A A
A* A*
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
- -
A A
A A
A A
A A
A
A
A
A
A
 
-
-
-
-
A
-
Cuprocyanide
Ferrocyanide
Fluoride
Hydroxide 10%
Concentrated
Nitrate
Permanganate
Persulphate
Phosphate
Sulphide
Thiosulphate
Sea Water
A A
A* A*
A* A*
A A
A X
A* A*
A* -
A* A*
A* A*
A A
A A
A* A*
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A (S)
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
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
-
-
-
-
A
-
-
-
-
A
-
A
Silver Cyanide
Silver Nitrate
Soap Solution
Sodium Acetate
Benzoate
A* A*
- -
A -
A* -
A* X*
A A
A A
A 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
-
-
-
-
-
-
Flexible PVC–Vinyl
Plasticized Polyvinyl Chloride
(70°F 140°F)
PTFE, PFA, FEP
Fluoropolymers
(70°F 140°F)
Polyethylene
(70°F 140°F)
Polypropylene
(70°F 140°F)
Polyurethane
(70°F)
Nylon
(70°F)
Sodium Bicarbonate
Bisulphate
Bromide
Chlorate
Chloride
A* -
A -
A* A*
A* A*
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A
A
-
-
A
-
A
-
-
A
Cyanide
Ferricyanide
Ferrocyanide
Fluoride
Hydroxide, 10%
Hydroxide, 40%
Concentrated
A A
A* A*
A* A*
A* -
A B
A X
A X
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A (S)
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
- -
A
-
A
A
-
-
A
-
-
-
-
-
-
A
Hypochlorite
Hyposulphate
Metaphosphate
Nitrate
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 X
- -
- -
A A
-
-
-
A
X
-
-
A
Peroxide
Phosphate
Sulphate
Sulphide cond.
Thiosulphate
Soft Soap
A* A*
A* A*
A* A*
A A
A A
A -
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A (S)
- -
A A
A A
A A
- -
- -
-
-
A
A
-
-
-
-
A
A
-
-
Stannic Chloride
Stannous Chloride
Starch
Stearic Acid
Sucrose
Sulpher, Colloidal
A A
A A
A* A*
A* A*
A* A*
- -
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A -
A A
A A
A A
A -
A A
A A
A
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
A
-
A
Sulpher, Dioxide, Dry Gas
Moist
Sulphuric Acid, 10%
Sulphuric Acid, 40%
Sulphuric Acid, 50%
A* A*
- X*
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 B
A
-
-
-
-
-
B
X
X
X
Sulphuric Acid, 60%
Sulphuric Acid, 70%
Sulphuric Acid, 95%
Sulphuric Acid, 98%
Sulphuric Acid Fuming
Tallow
B B
B -
- -
X X
X X
A* -
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A B
B X
B X
X X
A -
- -
- -
- -
X X
X X
A A
-
-
-
X
-
-
X
X
X
X
X
-
Tannic Acid
Tanning Extracts
Toluene
Transformer Oil
Trichloroethylene
Tricresyl Phosphate
Trienthanolomine
Trisodium Phosphate
Turpentine
Vegetable Oils
Vinegar
Water
Wetting Agents
Xylene
Yeast
Zinc Chloride
Oxide
Sulphate
A -
A* -
X* X*
A X
X X
X* X*
A A
A A
- -
A -
A* -
A A
A* A*
X* X*
A* -
A* A*
A* A*
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
X X
B X
X X (S)
X X (S)
B X (S)
A A (S)
B X (S)
B X
A A
A A
A A (S)
X X (S)
A X
A A
A A
A A
A A
A A
B X
A X
X X
- -
B B
A A
X X
- -
A A
A A
- -
X X
A A
A A
A A
A A
B
-
X
B
X
X
A
A
A
A
A
A
-
B
-
A
-
A
-
-
A
-
B
-
-
-
A
-
-
A
-
A
-
-
-
-

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Title: Tubing Chemical Resistance Chart
Description: Tubing chemical resistance chart
Published: 6/23/2011
Last Edited: 9/9/2022
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