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Chemical Compatibility Guide

The compatibility listings are intended as a guide only. We assume no liability for their accuracy on their use. The user should test under their own operating conditions to determine the suitability of any compound and material in a particular application.

  • PP: Polypropylene
  • HDPE: High Density Polyethylene
  • LDPE: Low Density Polyethylene
  • PS: Polystyrene
  • SiO2: Silicon Dioxide
  • PTFE: Polytetrafluoroethylene
  • TPE: Thermoplastic Elastomer 
  • A / Excellent: Highly resistant with negligible effect on physical properties.
  • B / Good: Possible discoloration can be expected with minor effect on physical properties.
  • C / FairPartial degradation can be expected with shortened material lifespan. 
  • D / Poor: Little to no resistance and unsuitable for use.
CHEMICAL PP HDPE LDPE PS SiO2 PTFE Silicone TPE Aluminum
Acetic acid, Glacial A A B A A A B B A
Acetone B D D D A A B D A
Acetonitrile A A A _ A A D D A
Acrylonitrile B A A _ A A D _ B
Ammonia 28% A A B B D _ _ _ _
Ammonium Sulfide A A A _ _ A A B D
Benzene D D D _ A A D D B
Bleach B A B _ A A B A D
Boric Acid A A A _ A A A B D
Bromine, liquid B D D D A _ _ _ _
Carbonic Acid A A A _ _ A A D B
Chlorobenzene C C D _ A A D D A
Chloroform D C C _ A A D D A
Dichloromethane C C D _ _ A D D D
Diethylamine B C D _ A A B _ A
Dimethyl Formamide A A A _ A A B C A
Dimethyl Sulfoxide A A A _ A A D _ A
Dioxane D B B _ A A D _ D
Dipropylene Glycol A A A A A _ _ _ _
Ether D C D _ _ A D D B
Ethyl Acetate C B B _ A A C D B
Ethyl Alcohol A A A B A A B B B
Ethylene Glycol A A A A A A A B B
Formaldehyde A A A D A A B A A
Formic Acid 50% A A B B A A C B C
Gasoline C C D D A A D D A
Glycerine A A A _ A A B B A
Heptane C C D _ _ A D C A
Hexane B B D _ A A D B A
Hydrobromic Acid 48% B A A B A _ _ _ _
Hydrochloric Acid 50% A A A B A A D B D
Hydrofluoric Acid 50% A A A D D A D A D
Hydrogen Peroxide 50% A A A B A A B B A
Iodine C C D _ A A A D A
Isopropyl Alcohol A A A _ A A A B A
Methyl Alcohol A A A A A A A A A
Methyl Ethyl Ketone B D D D A A D B A
Methylene Chloride C C D _ A A D D D
N-Propyl Alcohol A A A B _ _ _ _ _
Nitric Acid 50% C C B D A A D B D
Oxalic Acid A A A A A _ _ _ _
Pentane D C C _ _ A D B A
Perchloric Acid 50% B B B _ A B D A D
Phenol 50% D D D D A A D D A
Phosphoric Acid 50% A A A B D A D A B
Picric Acid D D D _ A A D D A
Potassium Hydroxide A A A B D A C A D
Sodium Hydroxide 50% A A B B D A B C D
Sodium Peroxide B B B _ _ A D A C
Sodium Thiosulfate A A A _ _ A A _ A
Sulfuric Acid 50% B A A _ D A D A C
Tetrahydrofuran B C C _ A A D D A
Toluene C C C _ A A D D A
Trichloroethane B D D D A _ _ _ _
Trifluoroacetic Acid 50% A A A _ _ A D _ B
Turpentine B D D D A _ _ _ _
Vegetable Oil A B B _ A A A _ A
Water A A A A A _ _ _ _
Xylene D C D _ A A D D A