Chemical Resistance of Plastics

See how Acetal, Nylon, PEEK, and other plastics resist different chemicals

Factors like temperature, concentration of the driving forces, duration and mechanical load are important criterions for the examinations of chemical resistance. In the following table, you can see the materials resistance to different chemicals.

= Resistant
= Limited Resistance
= Not Resistant
* Resistance also dependent upon concetration, time, and temperature
Acetamide 50%
Acetic acid, aqueous solution 5%
Acetic acid, aqueous solution 10%
Acetic acid, concentrated
Ammonia solution 10%
Boric acid, aqueous solution 10%
Butyl acetate
Calcium chloride, solution 10%
Carbon trachloride
Citric acid, aqueous solution 10%
Clophene A60, 50%
Cupric sulphate 10%
Diesel Oil
Dimethyl formamide
Diocthyl phthalate
Edible fats, Edible oils
Ethanol 96%
Ethyl acetate
Ethyl ether
Ethylene chloride
Formaldehye, aqueous solution 30%
Formic acid, aqueous solution 10%
Freon, Frigen, liquid
Fruit juices
Glysantin, aqueous solution 40%
Heating oil
Heptane, Hexane
Hydrochloric acid, aqueous solution 2%
Hydrochloric acid, aqueous solution 36%
Hydrofluoric acid, 40%
Hydrogen peroxide, aqueous solution 0.5%
Hydrogen peroxide, aqueous solution 30%
Hydrogen sulphide saturated
Iodine solution, alcohol solution
Lactic acid, aqueous solution 10%
Lactic acid, aqueous solution 90%
Linseed oil
Methyl ethyl ketone
Methylene chloride
Nitric acid, aqueous solution 2%
Oxalic acid, aqueous solution 10%
Paraffin oil
Phenol, aqueous solution
Phosphoric acid, aqueous solution 10%
Phosphoric acid, concentrated
Potassium dichromate, aqueous solution 10%
Potassium lye, aqueous 10%
Potassium lye, aqueous 50%
Potassium permaganate aqueous solution 1%
Pyridine 3 solution, aqueous solution
Salicylc acid
Silicone oils
Soap solution, aqueous solution
Soda Iye, aqueous 5%
Soda Iye, aqueous 50%
Soda solution, aqueous solution 10%
Sodium bisulphite, aqueous solution 10%
Sodium carbonate, aqueous solution 10%
Sodium chloride, aqueous solution 10%
Sodium nitrate, aqueous solution 10%
Sodium thiosulphate 10%
Sulphur dioxide
Sulphuric acid, aqueous solution 2%
Sulphuric acid, concentrated 98%
Tartaric acid
Transformer oil
Trilon B, aqueous solution 10%
Urea, aqueous solution
Water, cold
Water, warm
Wax, molten
Wine, Brandy
Zinc chloride, aqueous solution 10%
= Resistant
= Limited Resistance
= Not Resistant
* Resistance also dependent upon concetration, time, and temperature

* These details correspond to the present state of our knowledge and are meant to provide information about our products and their applications. They do not mean that the chemical resistance of products or their suitability for a particular purpose is guaranteed in a legally binding way. Any existing commercial proprietary rights are to be taken into account. We guarantee perfect quality within the scope of our general terms and conditions. For specific applications it is recommended to establish suitability first. Standard testing is performed in normal climatic conditions 23/50 according to DIN 50 014. All statements, technical information and recommendations contained in this publication are presented in good faith, based upon tests believed to be reliable and practical field experience. The reader is cautioned, however, that Curbell Plastics, Inc. cannot guarantee the accuracy or completeness of this information, and it is the customer's responsibility to determine the suitability of specific products in any given application.

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