Chemical Resistance Chart

CHEMICAL PVC PE PU SI TPR

A
Acetaldehyde - A C C A
Acetic acid C A C A B
Acetic acid anhydride C A C C B
Acetone C A C B A
Acetylene - A B - A
Aluminum chloride solution - A - B A
Aluminum sulphate solution A A A A A
Ammonia (anhydrous) A A C A B
Ammonium chloride solution - A C - A
Ammonium hydroxide solution - A - - A
Ammonium sulphate solution A A - A A
Amylacetate - A C C A
Amylalcohol C A C C A
Aniline C A C - B
Asphalt A A C C C
ASTM Oil No. 1 - - A B C
ASTM Oil No. 3 - - B C C
ASTM Reference Fuel A - - A - C
ASTM Reference Fuel B - - C - C
ASTM Reference Fuel C - - C - C

B
Barium hydroxide - A C A A
Beer - A A A A
Benzaldehyde C A C C B
Benzene C A A C B
Benzene chloride - A - - C
Benzol C A C C C
Borax solution A A C - A
Boric acid solution A A C A A
Bromine liquid (anhydrous) C C C C C
Butane C - A - B
Butyl acetate C A C C C
Butyraldehyde - A C - B
Butyric acid - A - - C

C
Calcium bisulphate solution - B A A B
Calcium chloride solution A A C A A
Calcium hydroxide solution - A C A A
Calcium hypochlorite solution (20%) - A C B A
Calcium hypochlorite solution (5%) - A C B A
Carbon dioxide - A B A B
Carbon disulphide C A C - B
Carbon monoxide - A - A C
Carbon tetrachloride C A C C C
Caustic potash (see potassium hydroxide) - - - - -
Caustic soda (see sodium hydroxide) - - - - -
Chlorine gas (dry) C B B - C
Chlorine gas (moist) C B C - C
Chloroacetic acid - A C C A
Chlorobenzene C A B C C
Chloroform C C C C C
Chlorosulphonic acid C C C - C
Chromic acide (10-50%) - B C C C
Citric acid solution A A C A A
Cotton seed oil - A A A A
Creosote - A - - C
Cupric chloride solution - - A A A
Cupric sulphate solution - - C A A
Cyclohexane C A A C C

D  
Dibutyl phthalate - A A - A
Diethyl ether - A C - C
Diethyl sebacate - - C - B
Dioctyl phthalate - A C C B
Dowtherm A - - C - C

E

Epichlorohydrin - A C - B
Ethanol - A B A A
Ether - A C - C
Ethyl alcohol - A B A A
Ethyl chloride - A B C B
Ethylacetate C A C B A
Ethylacetate dichloride C A C B B
Ethylacetate glycol - A - A A
Ethylacetate oxide - A - - C
Exxon 2380 lubricating oil - - - - C

F

Ferric chloride solution A A - A A
Fluorosilicic acid - A C C B
Formaldehyde (40%) C A C - A
Formic acid - A C B A
FREON 11 - A - C C
FREON 113 - A - - C
FREON 114 - A - - C
FREON 12 - A - C B
FREON 22 - A - C C
Furfurol - A C - B
Fyrquel 220 (hydraulic fluid) - - - - -

G

Glue - A A - A
Glycerine (90%) A A C A A
Grease - A - C C

H

Hydrazine (diamide) - - - C A
Hydrochloric acid (20%) B A C B B
Hydrochloric acid (37%) B A C B A
Hydrofluoric acid (48%) - A C - B
Hydrofluoric acid (75%) - A C - C
Hydrofluoric acid (anhydrous) - A C - C
Hydrogen - B C A A
Hydrogen cyanide - - - - A
Hydrogen peroxide (90%) - B C - B
Hydrogen sulphide - A B - A
Iso-octane C A B C C
Iso-propyl alcohol C A C A B
Iso-propyl ether - B C - C

J

JP-4 - - - - C
JP-5 - - - - C
JP-6 - - - - C

K

Kerosene - A A C C

L

Lactic acid C A A A A
Linseed oil - A B - B

M

Magnesium chloride solution B A C A A
Magnesium hydroxide solution - A - - A
Mercuric chloride solution - - B A A
Mercury C A A A A
Methanol C A C A A
Methyl alcohol C A C A A
Methylene chloride C A C - B
Methylethyl ketone (MEK) C A C - A
Mineral oil C A B A C
Mobil XRM 206A - - - - -

N

n-hexane C A A C C
Naphthalene C A C C C
Naptha C A C C C
Nitric acid (10%) - A C B B
Nitric acid (30%) - A C B B
Nitric acid (60%) - C C C C
Nitric acid (70%) - C C C C
Nitric acid (fuming) - - C C C
Nitrobenzene C A C C A

O
Oleic acid - A - - B
Oleum (20-25%) C C C C C

P

Palmitic acid - A B - B
Perchloroethylene C A C B C
Phenol C A C C B
Phosphoric acid (20%) A A C - A
Phosphoric acid (60%) A A C C A
Phosphoric acid (70%) B A C C A
Phosphoric acid (85%) B A C C A
Pickling solution 17% Nitric acid
4% Hydrofluoric acid
- - - - C
Pickling solution 20% Nitric acid
4% Hydrofluoric acid
- - - - C
Picrinic acid - A B C B
Potassium dichromate solution A A C C A
Potassium dichromate solution (dilute) - A - - A
Pydraul 312C - - C - C
Pyridine C A C C B

Q

QFI-2023 (Silicone brake fluid) - - - A -
Quick silver (mercury) A A A A A

R

Ricinol (Ricinus oil) - A - A B

S

SAE Oil No. 10 - - - - C
Sea water A A - - A
Shell Turbine Oil 307 - - - - C
Silicone grease - A A C A
Skydrol 500 - - C B A
Skylube 450 - - - - -
Soap solution A A A A A
Sodium chloride solution - A C A A
Sodium dichromate (20%) C A - - A
Sodium hydroxide (20%) - A - B A
Sodium hydroxide (46.5%) - A - B A
Sodium hydroxide (50%) - A - B A
Sodium hydroxide (73%) - A - B A
Sodium hypochlorite (20%) B B C B A
Sodium hypochlorite (5%) A B C B A
Sodium peroxide solution - C - C A
Soya bean oil C A - A C
Stannic chloride A - C - -
Stannic chloride (15%) A - C - B
Steam - - C C A
Stearic acid A A A A B
Styrene C A C C C
Sulphur (molten) A A B A A
Sulphur dioxide gas A A C A A
Sulphur dioxide liquid A A C - A
Sulphur trioxide - C C B B
Sulphuric acid (10-50%) B A C - B
Sulphuric acid (5-10%) A A C A A
Sulphuric acid (50-80%) C A C - C
Sulphuric acid (60%) C A C - C
Sulphuric acid (90%) C C C - C
Sulphuric acid (95%) C C C - C
Sulphuric acid (< 5%) A A C A A
Sulphuric acid (fuming, 20% oleum) C C C C C
Sulphurous acid - - - C C
Sunoco XS-820 (EP Grease) - - - - C

T

Tannic acid - A A B A
Tartaric acid - A - A B
Tetrahydrofuran C A C C C
Toluene C A C C C
Tributylphosphate - A - - C
Trichloroethylene C C C B C
Tricresylphosphate - A B C A
Triethanolamine C A C - A
Trisodium phosphate solution - - B A A
Tung oil - - - - C
Turpentine C A C C C

V

Varnish - - - - C

W

Water A A C A A

X

Xylene C A C C C

Z

Zinc chloride solution A A C - A

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Abbreviations
A = resistant
B = moderately resistant
C = not suitable
- = untested

PVC
(Polyvinyl chloride, soft)
  1. TempVent
  2. ClearFlex
  3. WeldFlex
PE
(Polyethylene)
  1. YellowBelly
PU
(Polyurethane)
  1. FoodFlex
  2. PolyFlex Light
  3. Polyflex
  4. PolyFlex Heavy
  5. GranuFlex
SI
(Silicone Rubber)
  1. HotFlex
TPR
(Thermoplastic Rubber-Santoprene ®)
  1. ExFlex
  2. SunFlex
developed by Pretty Clever Consulting

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