Chemical Resistance Charts

This chart is intended to be used as a general guide only. Since each pair of ratings listed is for ideal conditions, all factors affecting chemical resistance must be considered.

First letter of each pair applies to conditions at 68°F/20°C, the second to those at 122°F/50°C..

LDPE = Low Density Polyethylene
HDPE = High Density Polyethylene
PP/PA = Polypropylene/Polyallomer
PMP = Polymethylpentene

FEP
PFA
PTFE = Fluoroplastics/Fluoropolymers

PC = Polycarbonate
PVDC = Polyvinylchloride
PSF = Polysulfone

 

E=excellent   G=good     F=fair   N=Not recommended
Chemical LDPE HDPE PP/PA PMP FEP-PFA-PTFE PC PVC PSF
Acetaldehyde GN GF GN GN EE FN GN NN
Acetamide, Sat. EE EE EE EE EE NN NN NN
Acetic Acid, 5% EE EE EE EE EE EG EE EE
Acetic Acid, 50% EE EE EE EE EE EG EG GG
Acetone EE EE EE EE EE NN NN NN
Acetonitrile EE EE FN FN EE NN NN NN
Acrylonitrile EE EE FN FN EE NN NN NN
Adipic Acid EG EE EE EE EE EE GG EG
Alanine EE EE EE EE EE NN NN NN
Allyl Alcohol EE EE EE EG EE GF GF GF
Aluminum Hydroxide EG EE EG EG EE FN EG GG
Aluminum Salts EE EE EE EE EE EG EE EE
Amino Acids EE EE EE EE EE EE EE EE
Ammonia EE EE EE EE EE NN EG GF
Ammonium Acetate, Sat. EE EE EE EE EE EE EE EE
Ammonium Glycolate EG EE EG EG EE GF EE GG
Ammonium Hydroxide, 5% EE EE EE EE EE FN EE GG
Ammonium, Hydroxide, 30% EG EE EG EG EE NN EG GG
Ammonium Oxalate EG EE EG EG EE EE EE EE
Ammonium Salts EE EE EE EE EE EG EG EE
n-Amyl Acetate GF EG GF GF EE NN NN NN
Amyl Chloride NN FN NN NN EE NN NN NN
Aniline EG EG GF GF EE FN NN NN
Benzaldehyde EG EE EG EG EE FN NN FF
Benzene FN GG GF GF EE NN NN NN
Benzoic Acid, Sat. EE EE EG EG EE EG EG FF
Benzyl Acetate EG EE EG EG EE FN NN NN
Benzyl Alcohol NN FN NN NN EE GF GF NN
Bromine NN FN NN NN EE FN GN NN
Bromobenzene NN FN NN NN EE NN NN NN
Bromoform NN NN NN NN EE NN NN NN
Butadiene NN FN NN NN EE NN FN NN
n-Butyl Acetate GF EG GF GF EE NN NN NN
n-Butyl Alcohol EE EE EE EG EE GF GF GF
sec-Butyl Alcohol EG EE EG EG EE GF GG GF
tert-Butyl Alcohol EG EE EG EG EE GF EG GF
Butyric Acid NN FN NN NN EE FN GN GG
Calcium Hydroxide, Conc. EE EE EE EE EE NN EE GG
Calcium Hypochlorite, Sat. EE EE EE EG EE FN GF EE
Carbazole EE EE EE EE EE NN NN NN
Carbon Disulfide NN NN NN NN EE NN NN NN
Carbon Tetrachloride FN GF GF NN EE NN GF NN
Cedarwood Oil NN FN NN NN EE GF FN FF
Cellosolve Acetate EG EE EG EG EE FN FN NN
Chlorine, 10% in Air GN EF GN GN EE EG EE NN
Chlorine, 10% (Moist) GN GF FN GN EE GF EG NN
Chloroacetic Acid EE EE EG EG EE FN FN NN
p-Chloroacetophenone EE EE EE EE EE NN NN NN
Chloroform FN GF GF NN EE NN NN NN
Chromic Acid, 10% EE EE EE EE EE GF EG NN
Chromic Acid, 50% EE EE GF GF EE FN EF NN
Cinnamon Oil NN FN NN NN EE GF NN FF
Citric Acid, 10% EE EE EE EE EE EG GG EE
Cresol NN FN GF NN EE NN NN NN
Cyclohexane FN FN FN NN EE EG GF NN
Decalin GF EG GF FN EE NN EG NN
o-Dichlorobenzene FN FF FN FN EE NN NN NN
p-Dichlorobenzene FN GF GF GF EE NN NN NN
Diethyl Benzene NN FN NN NN EE FN NN NN
Diethyl Ether NN FN NN NN EE NN FN NN
Diethyl Ketone GF GG GG GF EE NN NN NN
Diethyl Malonate EE EE EE EG EE FN GN FF
Diethylene Glycol EE EE EE EE EE GF FN GG
Diethylene Glycol Ethyl Ether EE EE EE EE EE FN FN FF
Dimethyl Formamide EE EE EE EE EE NN FN NN
Dimethylsulfoxide EE EE EE EE EE NN NN NN
1,4-Dioxane GF GG GF GF EE GF FN GF
Dipropylene Glycol EE EE EE EE EE GF GF GG
Ether NN FN NN NN EE NN FN NN
Ethyl Acetate EE EE EE EG EE NN NN NN
Ethyl Alcohol (absolute) EG EE EG EG EE EG EG EG
Ethyl Alcohol, 40% EG EE EG EG EE EG EE EG
Ethyl Benzene FN GF FN FN EE NN NN NN
Ethyl Benzoate FF GG GF GF EE NN NN NN
Ethyl Butyrate GN GF GN FN EE NN NN NN
Ethyl Chloride FN FF FN FN EE NN NN NN
Ethyl Cyanoacetate EE EE EE EE EE FN FN FF
Ethyl Lactate EE EE EE EE EE FN FN FF
Ethylene Chloride, Liquid GN GF FN NN EE NN NN NN
Ethylene Glycol EE EE EE EE EE GF EE EE
Ethylene Glycol Methyl Ether EE EE EE EE EE FN FN FF
Ethylene Oxide FF GF FF FN EE FN FN EE
Fluorides EE EE EE EE EE EE EE EE
Fluorine FN GN FN FN EG GF EG NN
Formaldehyde, 10% EE EE EE EG EE EG GF GF
Formaldehyde, 40% EG EE EG EG EE EG GF GF
Formic Acid, 3% EG EE EG EG EE EG GF GG
Formic Acid, 50% EG EE EG EG EE EG GF GG
Formic Acid, 98-100% EG EE EG EF EE EF FN FF
Fuel Oil FN GF EG GF EE EG EE EG
Chemical LDPE HDPE PP/PA PMP FEP-PFA-PTFE PC PVC PSF
                                 E=excellent   G=good     F=fair   N=Not recommended 
Chemical LDPE HDPE PP/PA PMP FEP-PFA-PTFE PC PVC PSF
Gasoline FN GG GF GF EE FF GN FF
Glacial Acetic Acid EG EE EG EG EE NN EG FN
Glycerin EE EE EE EE EE EE EE EE
n-Heptane FN GF FF FF EE EG GF EG
Hexane NN GF GF FN EE FN GN EG
Hydrochloric Acid, 1-5% EE EE EE EG EE EE EE EE
Hydrochloric Acid, 20% EE EE EE EG EE GF EG EE
Hydrochloric Acid, 35% EE EE EG EG EE NN GF EE
Hydrofluoric Acid, 4% EG EE EG EG EE GF GF GF
Hydrofluoric Acid, 48% EE EE EE EE EE NN GF FN
Hydrogen Peroxide, 3% EE EE EE EE EE EE EE EE
Hydrogen Peroxide, 30% EG EE EG EG EE EE EE EE
Hydrogen Peroxide, 90% EG EE EG EG EE EE EG EE
Isobutyl Alcohol EE EE EE EG EE EG EG EG
Isopropyl Acetate GF EG GF GF EE NN NN NN
Isopropyl Alcohol EE EE EE EE EE EE EG EE
Isopropyl Benzene FN GF FN NN EE NN NN NN
Kerosene FN GG GF GF EE EE EE GF
Lactic Acid, 3% EG EE EG EG EE EG GF EE
Lactic Acid, 85% EE EE EG EG EE EG GF EE
Methoxyethyl Oleate EG EE EG EG EE FN NN NN
Methyl Alcohol EE EE EE EE EE GF EF GF
Methyl  Ethyl Ketone EG EE EG NN EE NN NN NN
Methyl  Isobutyl Ketone GF EG GF FF EE NN NN NN
Methyl  Propyl Ketone GF EG GF FF EE NN NN NN
Methylene Chloride FN GF FN FN EE NN NN NN
Mineral Oil GN EE EE EG EE EG EG EE
Nitric Acid, 1-10% EE EE EE EE EE EG EG EF
Nitric Acid, 50% GG GN FN GN EE GF GF GF
Nitric Acid, 70% FN GN NN GF EE NN FN NN
Nitrobenzene NN FN NN NN EE NN NN NN
n-Octane EE EE EE EE EE GF FN GF
Orange Oil FN GF GF FF EE FF FN FF
Ozone EG EE EG EE EE EG EG EE
Perchloric Acid GN GN GN GN GF NN GN NN
Perchloroethylene NN NN NN NN EE NN NN NN
Phenol, Crystals GN GF GN FG EE EN FN FF
Phosphoric Acid, 1-5% EE EE EE EE EE EE EE EE
Phosphoric Acid, 85% EE EE EG EG EE EG EG EE
Pine Oil GN EG EG GF EE GF FN FF
Potassium Hydroxide, 1% EE EE EE EE EE FN EE EE
Potassium Hydroxide, Conc. EE EE EE EE EE NN EG EE
Propane Gas NN FN NN NN EE FN EG FF
Propylene Glycol EE EE EE EE EE GF FN GG
Propylene  Oxide EG EE EG EG EE GF FN GG
Resorcinol, Sat. EE EE EE EE EE GF FN NN
Resorcinol, 5% EE EE EE EE EE GF GN NN
Salicylaldehyde EG EE EG EG EE GF FN FF
Salicylic Acid, Powder EE EE EE EG EE EG GF EE
Salicylic Acid, Sat. EE EE EE EE EE EG GF EE
Salt Solutions, Metallic EE EE EE EE EE EE EE EE
Silver Acetate EE EE EE EE EE EG GG EE
Silver Nitrate EG EE EG EE EE EE EG EE
Sodium Acetate, Sat. EE EE EE EE EE EG GF EE
Sodium Hydroxide, 1% EE EE EE EE EE FN EE EE
Sodium Hydroxide,50% to Sat. GG EE EE EE EE NN NN EG
Sodium Hypochlorite, 15% EE EE EE EE EE GF EE EE
Stearic Acid, Crystals EE EE EE EE EE EG EG GG
Sulfuric Acid, 1-6% EE EE EE EE EE EE EG EE
Sulfuric Acid, 20% EE EE EG EG EE EG EG EE
Sulfuric Acid, 60% EG EE EG EG EE GF EG EE
Sulfuric Acid, 98% GG GG FN GG EE NN GN NN
Sulfuric Dioxide, Liq., 46psi NN FN NN NN EE GN FN GG
Sulfuric Dioxide, wet or dry EE EE EE EE EE EG EG GG
Sulfur Salts FN GF FN FN EE FN NN GG
Tartaric Acid EE EE EE EE EE EG EG EE
Tetrahydrofuran FN GF GF FF EE NN NN NN
Thionyl Chloride NN NN NN NN EE NN NN NN
Toluene FN GG GF FF EE FN NN NN
Tributyl Citrate GF EG GF GF EE NN FN FF
Trichloroethane NN FN NN NN EE NN NN NN
Trichloroethylene NN FN NN NN EE NN NN NN
Triethylene Glycol EE EE EE EE EE EG GF EE
Tripropylene Glycol EE EE EE EE EE EG GF EE
Turpentine FN GG GF FF EE FN GF NN
Undecyl Alcohol EF EG EG EG EE GF EF FF
Urea EE EE EE EG EE NN GN NN
Vinylidene Chloride NN FN NN NN EE NN NN NN
Xylene GN GF FN FN EE NN NN NN
Zinc Stearate EE EE EE EE EE EE EG EE
                                   E=excellent     G=good     F=fair   N=Not recommended