Chemical Resistance Chart

     
   

Resistance

E = Excellent
G = Good
F = Fair
N = Not Recommended
 

Material

PTFE = Polytetrafluoroethylene including of Teflon®
SS = Stainless Steel (316)
PE#1 = Convenional Polyethylene
PE#2 = Rigid Polyethylene
PP = Polypropylene
PVC = Polyvinylchloride  
 
     
 


This information, based on experience to date, is believed to be reliable. It is intended as a guide for use at your own discretion and risk. All indications refer to room temperature.

     
   
Chemical PTFE SS PE#1 PE#2 PP PVC
Acetaldehyde E E G G G G
Acetamide E E E E E N
Acetic Acid,  5% E E E E E E
Acetic Acid, 50% E E E E E E
Acetone E E E E E E
Aluminum Hydroxide E E E E E E
Ammonia E E E E E E
Ammonium Hydroxide E E E E E E
Ammonium Oxalate E E E E E E
n-Amyl Acetate E E G E G F
Amyl Chloride E -- N F N N
Aniline E E E E G N







Chemical PTFE SS PE#1 PE#2 PP PVC
Benzaldehyde E -- E E E N
Benzene E E F G G N
Benzoic Acid, Sat. E E E E E E
Benzyl Acetate E -- E E E F
Boric Acid E F E E E E
Bromine E N N F N G
Bromobenzene E -- N F N F
n-Butyl Acetate E F G E G N
sec-Butyl Alcohol E -- E E E G
Butyric Acid E E N F N G







Chemical PTFE SS PE#1 PE#2 PP PVC
Calcium Hypochlorite E F E E E G
Carbazole E -- E E E N
Carbon Disulfide E E N N E N
Carbon Tetrachloride E G F G G G
Chlorine E G G G G E
Chloroacetic Acid E F E E E F
Chloroform E E F G G N
Chromic Acid E G E E E E
Citric Acid E E E E E G
Cresol E E N F E N
Cyclohexane E E G E G G







Chemical PTFE SS PE#1 PE#2 PP PVC
Decalin E -- G E G E
o-Dichlorobenzene E -- F F F G
p-Dichlorobenzene E -- F G E N
Diethyl Benzene E -- N F N N
Diethyl Ether E -- N F N F
Diethyl Ketone E -- G G G N
Diethyl Malonate E -- E E E G
Dimethyl Formamide E -- E E E F







Chemical PTFE SS PE#1 PE#2 PP PVC
Ether E E N F N F
Ethyl Acetate E E E E E F
Ethyl Benzene E -- F G F N
Ethyl Benzoate E -- F G G N
Ethyl Butyrate E -- G G G N
Ethyl Chloride, Liquid E E F G F N
Ethyl Cyanoacetate E -- E E E NF
Ethyl Lactate E -- E E E F
Ethylene Chloride E E G G G N
Ethylene Glycol E E E E E E
Ethylene Oxide E -- F G F F







Chemical PTFE SS PE#1 PE#2 PP PVC
Fluorine G -- F G G N
Formic Acid, 50% E F E E E G
Formic Acid, 90-100% E N E E E F
Fuel Oil E E F G E E
Gasoline E E F G E G
Glycerine E E E E E E







Chemical PTFE SS PE#1 PE#2 PP PVC
n-Heptane E E F G E F
Hexane E E N G E G
Hydrochloric Acid, 1-5% E N E E E E
Hydrochloric Acid, 35% E N E E E G
Hydrofluoric Acid, 4% E N E E E G
Hydrofluoric Acid, 48% E N E E E G
Hydrogen E -- E E E E
Hydrogen Peroxide E F E E E E







Chemical PTFE SS PE#1 PE#2 PP PVC
Isopropyl Acetate E -- G E G N
Isopropyl Benzene E -- F G F N
Kerosene E E F G G E
Lactic Acid, 3% E G E E E G
Lactic Acid, 85% E F E E E G







Chemical PTFE SS PE#1 PE#2 PP PVC
Magnesium Salts E G E E E E
Methoxyethyl Oleate E -- E E E N
Methyl Ethyl Ketone E E E E E N
Methyl Isobutyl Ketone E E G E G N
Methyl Propyl Ketone E -- G E G N
Methylene Chloride E E F G F N







Chemical PTFE SS PE#1 PE#2 PP PVC
Nitric Acid, 50% E G E G G G
Nitric Acid, 70% E N E G G F
Nitrobenzene E E F G F N
n-Octane E -- E E E F
Orange Oil E -- F G G F







Chemical PTFE SS PE#1 PE#2 PP PVC
Perchloric Acid E -- G G G G
Perchloroethylene E E N N N N
Phenol, Crystals E E G G G F
Phosphoric Acid, 1-5% E E E E E E
Phosphoric Acid, 85% E G E E E E
Potassium Hydroxide E G E E E E
Propane Gas E E N F N E
Propylene Glycol E E E E E F
Propylene Oxide  E -- E E E F







Chemical PTFE SS PE#1 PE#2 PP PVC
Resorcinol E -- E E E F
Salicylaldehyde E -- E E E F
Sulfuric Acid, 1-6% E F E E E E
Sulfuric Acid, 20% E N E E E E
Sulfuric Acid, 60% E N E E E E
Sulfuric Acid, 98% E N E E E N
Sulfur Dioxide, Liq. E E N F N F
Sulfur Salts E E F G F N







Chemical PTFE SS PE#1 PE#2 PP PVC
Tartaric Acid E G E E E E
Tetrahydrofuran E E F G G N
Thionyl Chloride E -- N N N N
Toluene E E F G G F
Trichloroethane E E N F N N
Trichloroethylene E E N F N N
Turpentine E E F G G G
Vinylidene Chloride E -- N F N N
Xylene E E G G F N
Zinc Salts/Stearate E G E E E E
 
 


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