Chemical Resistance

Chemically Inert

Fluoropolymer resins and PEEK are essentially chemically inert – they show little or no reactivity toward almost all commonly encountered substances. This feature of these polymers has long been one of their greatest assets. Zeus fluoropolymers and our other engineered products are ideal as transport for today's highly volatile chemical compounds and exotic fluids.

The widespread acceptance within the chemical, environmental, aerospace, and medical industries is a testament to our polymers' unique abilities to withstand and resist a wide variety of liquid and gaseous compounds. The minimal chemical activity of many of these polymers also makes them an excellent choice for pure water system and other potable liquid processes.

Exceptions

There are very few chemicals, such as molten alkali metals, turbulent liquid or gaseous fluorine, chlorine trifluoride, and oxygen difluoride that are known to react with fluoropolymers. To a lesser degree, halogenated organic chemicals may be absorbed by fluoropolymer resins. This absorption can sometimes be detected by a very slight change in weight of the polymer or slight swelling may possibly be observed. This phenomenon is less evident in FEP and PFA extrusions because they are relatively less permeable than PTFE extrusions.

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To request samples of our fluoropolymers or other engineered tubing, or if you would like to discuss a specific application, we would like to talk with you. Zeus has a generous sample program making it easier than ever for engineers and designers to get stock and custom samples quickly.

The information in the Zeus eNewsletter, website, catalog, and other sources present and discuss generally accepted properties for non-pigmented virgin polymer resins from which Zeus fabricates its line of extruded products. Actual properties may change due to processing method, resin grade, extruded dimensions, and other variables. It is the end user's responsibility to fully evaluate and test the fitness of the product for their specific application.

Additional technical support is available by contacting a Zeus technical account manager at 1-800-526-3842 or here.

Note: The chemical resistance of any polymer is defined largely by the chemical structure of the material and the strength of the weakest link in this structure.

 

Chemical Resistance Charts

  • PTFE

    Note: PTFE is attacked by some alkali metals (molten or in solution) and by some rare fluorinated compounds at high temperatures and pressures. Some organic and halogenated solvents are absorbed causing small dimensional changes but the effects are physical and also reversible.

    Chart Codes

    • R - Resistant
    • LR - Limited Resistance
    • NR - Not Recommended
    • ND - No Data
    ChemicalResistance
     20ºC/68ºF60ºC/140ºF100ºC/212ºF
    AcetaldehydeRRR
    Acetic acid (10%)RRR
    Acetic acid (glac./anh.)RRR
    Acetic anhydrideRRR
    Aceto-acetic esterRRR
    AcetoneRRR
    Other ketonesRRR
    AcetonitrileRRR
    AcetyleneRRR
    Acetyl salicylic acidRRR
    Acid fumesRRR
    AlcoholsRRR
    Aliphatic estersRRR
    Alkyl chloridesNDNDND
    AlumRRR
    Aluminium chlorideRRR
    Aluminium sulphateRRR
    Ammonia, anhydrousRRR
    Ammonia, aqueousRRR
    Ammonium chlorideRRR
    Amyl acetateRRR
    AnilineRRR
    Antimony trichlorideNDNDND
    Aqua regiaRRR
    Aromatic solventsRRR
    Ascorbic acidRRR
    BeerRRR
    BenzaldehydeRRR
    BenzeneRRR
    Benzoic acidRRR
    Benzoyl peroxideRRR
    Boric acidRRR
    Brines, saturatedRRR
    Bromide (K) solutionRRR
    BromineRRR
    Bromine liquid, tech.RRR
    Bromine water, saturated aqueousRRR
    Butyl acetateRRR
    Calcium chlorideRRR
    Carbon disulphideRRR
    Carbonic acidRRR
    Carbon tetrachlorideRRR
    Caustic soda & potashRRR
    Cellulose paintRRR
    Chlorates of Na, K, BaRRR
    Chlorine, dryRRR
    Chlorine, wetRRR
    Chlorides of Na, K, BaRRR
    Chloroacetic acidRRR
    ChlorobenzeneRRR
    ChloroformRRR
    Chlorosulphonic acidRRR
    Chromic acid (80%)RRR
    Citric acidRRR
    Copper salts (most)RRR
    Cresylic acids (50%)RRR
    CyclohexaneRRR
    Detergents, syntheticRRR
    Emulsifiers, concentratedRRR
    EtherRRR
    Fatty acids (>C6)RRR
    Ferric chlorideRRR
    Ferrous sulphateRRR
    Fluorinated refrigerantsRRR
    Fluorine, dryRRNR
    Fluorine, wetNDNDND
    Fluorosilic acidNDNDND
    Formaldehyde (40%)RRR
    Formic acidRRR
    Fruit juicesRRR
    GelatineRRR
    GlycerineRRR
    GlycolsRRR
    Glycol, ethyleneRRR
    Glycolic acidRRR
    Hexamethylene diamineRRR
    MexamineRRR
    MydrazineRRR
    Hydrobromic acid (50%)RRR
    Hydrochloric acid (10%)RRR
    Hydrochloric acid (conc.)RRR
    Hydrocyanic acidRRR
    Hydrofluoric acid (40%)RRR
    Hydrofluoric acid (75%)RRR
    Hydrogen peroxide (30%)RRR
    Hydrogen peroxide (30-90%)RRR
    Hydrogen sulphideRRR
    HypochloritesRRR
    Hypochlorites (Na 12-14%)RRR
    Iso-butyl-acetateRRR
    Lactic acid (90%)RRR
    Lead acetateRRR
    Lead perchlorateNDNDND
    Lime (CaO)RRR
    Maleic acidRRR
    Manganate, potassium (K)RRR
    Meat juicesRRR
    Mercuric chlorideRRR
    MercuryRRR
    MethanolRRR
    Methylene chlorideRRR
    Milk productsRRR
    Moist airRRR
    MolassesRRR
    MonoethanolamineRRNR
    NapthaRRR
    NapthaleneRRR
    Nickel saltsRRR
    Nitrates of Na, K and NH3RRR
    Nitric acid (>25%)RRR
    Nitric acid (50%)RRR
    Nitric acid (90%)RRR
    Nitric acid (fuming)RRR
    Nitrite (Na)RRR
    NitrobenzeneRRR
    Oils, dieselRRR
    Oils, essentialRRR
    Oils, lubricating + aromatic additivesRRR
    Oils, mineralRRR
    Oils, vegetable and animalRRR
    Oxalic acidRRR
    OzoneRRR
    Paraffin waxRRR
    Perchloric acidRRR
    Petroleum spiritsRRND
    PhenolRRR
    Phosphoric acid (20%)RRR
    Phosphoric acid (50%)RRR
    Phosphoric acid (95%)RRR
    Phosphorous chloridesRRR
    Phosphorous pentoxideNDNDND
    Phthalic acidRRR
    Picric acidRRR
    PyridineRRR
    Salicyl aldehydeRRR
    Sea waterRRR
    Silicic acidRRR
    Silicone fluidsRRR
    Silver nitrateRRR
    Sodium carbonateRRR
    Sodium peroxideRRR
    Sodium silicateRRR
    Sodium sulphideRRR
    Stannic chlorideRRR
    StarchRRR
    Sugar, syrups & jamsRRR
    Sulphamic acidNDNDND
    Sulphates (Na, K, Mg, Ca)RRR
    SulphitesRRR
    Sulphonic acidsRRR
    SulphurRRR
    Sulphur dioxide, dryRRR
    Sulphur dioxide, wetRRR
    Sulphur dioxide (96%)RRR
    Sulphur trioxideRRR
    Sulphuric acid (>50%)RRR
    Sulphuric acid (70%)RRR
    Sulphuric acid (95%)RRR
    Sulphuric acid, fumingRRR
    Sulphur chloridesRRR
    TallowRRR
    Tannic acid (10%)RRR
    Tartaric acidRRR
    TrichlorethyleneRRR
    Urea (30%)RRR
    VinegarRRR
    Water, distilledRRR
    Water, softRRR
    Water, hardRRR
    Wetting agents (>5%)RRR
    YeastRRR
    Zinc chlorideRR 

     

  • FEP

    While similar to PTFE, FEP has some distinct differences. It has a slightly higher coefficient of friction, lower continuous service temperature, and is more transparent than PTFE. FEP also has better gas and vapor permeability properties and excellent UV transmission.

    Chart Codes

    • R - Resistant
    • LR - Limited Resistance
    • NR - Not Recommended
    • ND - No Data
    ChemicalResistance
     20ºC/68ºF60ºC/140ºF100ºC/212ºF
    AcetaldehydeRRR
    Acetic acid (10%)RRR
    Acetic acid (glac.anh.)RRR
    Acetic anhydrideRRR
    Aceto-acetic esterRRR
    AcetoneRRR
    Other ketonesRRR
    AcetonitrileRRR
    AcetyleneRRR
    Acetyl salicylic acidRRR
    Acid fumesRRR
    AlcoholsRRR
    Aliphatic estersRRR
    Alkyl chloridesNDNDND
    AlumRRR
    Aluminum chlorideRRR
    Aluminum sulphateRRR
    Ammonia, anhydrousRRR
    Ammonia, aqueousRRR
    Ammonium chlorideRRR
    Amyl acetateRRR
    AnilineRRR
    Antimony trichlorideNDNDND
    Aqua regiaRRR
    Aromatic solventsRRR
    Ascorbic acidRRR
    BeerRRR
    BenzaldehydeRRR
    BenzeneRRR
    Benzoic acidRRR
    Benzoyl peroxideRRR
    Boric acidRRR
    Brines, saturatedRRR
    Bromide (K) solutionRRR
    BromineRRR
    Bromine liquid, tech.RRR
    Bromine water, saturated aqueousRRR
    Butyl acetateRRR
    Calcium chlorideRRR
    Carbon disulphideRRR
    Carbonic acidRRR
    Carbon tetrachlorideRRR
    Caustic soda & potashRRR
    Cellulose paintRRR
    Chlorates of Na, K, BaRRR
    Chlorine, dryRRR
    Chlorine, wetRRR
    Chlorides of Na, K, BaRRR
    Chloroacetic acidRRR
    ChlorobenzeneRRR
    ChloroformRRR
    Chlorosulphonic acidRRR
    Chromic acid (80%)RRR
    Citric acidRRR
    Copper salts (most)RRR
    Cresylic acids (50%)RRR
    CyclohexaneRRR
    Detergents, syntheticRRR
    Emulsifiers, concentratedRRR
    Emulsifiers, concentratedRRR
    EtherRRR
    Fatty acids (>C6)RRR
    Ferric chlorideRRR
    Ferrous sulphateRRR
    Fluorinated refrigerantsRRR
    Fluorine, dryRRNR
    Flourine, wetNDNDND
    Fluorosilic acidNDNDND
    Formaldehyde (40%)RRR
    Formic acidRRR
    Fruit juicesRRR
    GelatineRRR
    GlycerineRRR
    GlycolsRRR
    Glycol, ethyleneRRR
    Glycolic acidRRR
    Hexamethylene diamineRRR
    HexamineRRR
    HydrazineRRR
    Hydrobromic acid (50%)RRR
    Hydrochloric acid (10%)RRR
    Hydrochloric acid (conc.)RRR
    Hydrocyanic acidRRR
    Hydrofluoric acid (40%)RRR
    Hydrofluoric acid (75%)RRR
    Hydrogen peroxide (30%)RRR
    Hydrogen peroxide (30-90%)RRR
    Hydrogen sulphideRRR
    HypochloritesRRR
    Hypochlorites (Na 12-14%)RRR
    Iso-butyl-acetateRRR
    Lactic acid (90%)RRR
    Lead acetateRRR
    Lead perchlorateNDNDND
    Lime (CaO)RRR
    Maleic acidRRR
    Manganate, potassium (K)RRR
    Meat juicesRRR
    Mercuric chlorideRRR
    MercuryRRR
    MethanolRRR
    Methylene chlorideRRR
    Milk productsRRR
    Moist airRRR
    MolassesRRR
    MonoethanolamineRRNR
    NapthaRRR
    NapthaleneRRR
    Nickel saltsRRR
    Nitrates of Na, K and NH3RRR
    Nitric acid (>25%)RRR
    Nitric acid (50%)RRR
    Nitric acid (90%)RRR
    Nitric acid (fuming)RRR
    Nitrite (Na)RRR
    NitrobenzeneRRR
    Oils, dieselRRR
    Oils, essentialRRR
    Oils, lubricating + aromatic additivesRRR
    Oils, mineralRRR
    Oils, vegetable and animalRRR
    Oxalic acidRRR
    OzoneRRR
    Paraffin waxRRR
    Perchloric acidRRR
    Petroleum spiritsRRND
    PhenolRRR
    Phosphoric acid (20%)RRR
    Phosphoric acid (50%)RRR
    Phosphoric acid (95%)RRR
    Phosphorous chloridesRRR
    Phosphorous pentoxideNDNDND
    Phthalic acidRRR
    Picric acidRRR
    PyridineRRR
    Salicyl aldehydeRRR
    Sea waterRRR
    Silicic acidRRR
    Silicone fluidsRRR
    Silver nitrateRRR
    Sodium carbonateRRR
    Sodium peroxideRRR
    Sodium silicateRRR
    Sodium sulphideRRR
    Stannic chlorideRRR
    StarchRRR
    Sugar, syrups & jamsRRR
    Sulphamic acidNDNDND
    Sulphates (Na, K, Mg, Ca)RRR
    SulphitesRRR
    Sulphonic acidsRRR
    SulphurRRR
    Sulphur dioxide, dryRRR
    Sulphur dioxide, wetRRR
    Sulphur dioxide (96%)RRR
    Sulphur trioxideRRR
    Sulphuric acid (>50%)RRR
    Sulphuric acid (70%)RRR
    Sulphuric acid (95%)RRR
    Sulphuric acid, fumingRRR
    Sulphur chloridesRRR
    TallowRRR
    Tannic acid (10%)RRR
    Tartaric acidRRR
    TrichlorethyleneRRR
    Urea (30%)RRR
    VinegarRRR
    Water, distilledRRR
    Water, softRRR
    Water, hardRRR
    Wetting agents (>5%)RRR
    YeastRRR
    Zinc chlorideRRR

     

  • PFA

    PFA was developed to increase the continuous service temperature of FEP resin. Melt processablility allows PFA to be processed in longer continuous lengths than PTFE.

    Chart Codes

    • R - Resistant
    • LR - Limited Resistance
    • NR - Not Recommended
    • ND - No Data
    ChemicalResistance
     20ºC/68ºF60ºC/140ºF100ºC/212ºF
    AcetaldehydeRRR
    Acetic acid (10%)RRR
    Acetic acid (glac./anh.)RRR
    Acetic anhydrideRRR
    Aceto-acetic esterRRR
    AcetoneRRR
    Other ketonesRRR
    AcetonitrileRRR
    AcetyleneRRR
    Acetyl salicylic acidRRR
    Acid fumesRRR
    AlcoholsRRR
    Aliphatic estersRRR
    Alkyl chloridesNDNDND
    AlumRRR
    Aluminum chlorideRRR
    Aluminum sulphateRRR
    Ammonia, anhydrousRRR
    Ammonia, aqueousRRR
    Ammonium chlorideRRR
    Amyl acetateRRR
    AnilineRRR
    Antimony trichlorideNDNDND
    Aqua regiaRRR
    Aromatic solventsRRR
    Ascorbic acidRRR
    BeerRRR
    BenzaldehydeRRR
    BenzeneRRR
    Benzoic acidRRR
    Benzoyl peroxideRRR
    Boric acidRRR
    Brines, saturatedRRR
    Bromide (K) solutionRRR
    BromineRRR
    Bromine liquid, tech.RRR
    Bromine water, saturated aqueousRRR
    Butyl acetateRRR
    Calcium chlorideRRR
    Carbon disulphideRRR
    Carbonic acidRRR
    Carbon tetrachlorideRRR
    Caustic soda & potashRRR
    Cellulose paintRRR
    Chlorates of Na, K, BaRRR
    Chlorine, dryRRR
    Chlorine, wetRRR
    Chlorides of Na, K, BaRRR
    Chloroacetic acidRRR
    ChlorobenzeneRRR
    ChloroformRRR
    Chlorosulphonic acidRRR
    Chromic acid (80%)RRR
    Citric acidRRR
    Copper salts (most)RRR
    Cresylic acids (50%)RRR
    CyclohexaneRRR
    Detergents, syntheticRRR
    Emulsifiers, concentratedRRR
    EtherRRR
    Fatty acids (>C6)RRR
    Ferric chlorideRRR
    Ferrous sulphateRRR
    Fluorinated refrigerantsRRR
    Fluorine, dryRRNR
    Fluorine, wetNDNDND
    Fluorosilic acidNDNDND
    Formaldehyde (40%)RRR
    Formic acidRRR
    Fruit juicesRRR
    GelatineRRR
    GlycerineRRR
    GlycolsRRR
    Glycol, ethyleneRRR
    Glycolic acidRRR
    Hexamethylene diamineRRR
    HexamineRRR
    HydrazineRRR
    Hydrobromic acid (50%)RRR
    Hydrochloric acid (10%)RRR
    Hydrochloric acid (conc.)RRR
    Hydrocyanic acidRRR
    Hydrofluoric acid (40%)RRR
    Hydrofluoric acid (75%)RRR
    Hydrogen peroxide (30%)RRR
    Hydrogen peroxide (30-90%)RRR
    Hydrogen sulphideRRR
    HypochloritesRRR
    Hypochlorites (Na 12-14%)RRR
    Iso-butyl-acetateRRR
    Lactic acid (90%)RRR
    Lead acetateRRR
    Lead perchlorateNDNDND
    Lime (CaO)RRR
    Maleic acidRRR
    Manganate, potassium (K)RRR
    Meat juicesRRR
    Mercuric chlorideRRR
    MercuryRRR
    MethanolRRR
    Methylene chlorideRRR
    Milk products RRR
    Moist air RRR
    MolassesRRR
    MonoethanolamineRRNR
    NapthaRRR
    NapthaleneRRR
    Nickel saltsRRR
    Nitrates of Na, K and NH3RRR
    Nitric acid (>25%)RRR
    Nitric acid (50%)RRR
    Nitric acid (90%)RRR
    Nitric acid (fuming)RRR
    Nitrite (Na)RRR
    NitrobenzeneRRR
    Oils, dieselRRR
    Oils, essentialRRR
    Oils, lubricating + aromatic additivesRRR
    Oils, mineralRRR
    Oils, vegetable and animalRRR
    Oxalic acidRRR
    OzoneRRR
    Paraffin waxRRR
    Perchloric acidRRR
    Petroleum spiritsRRND
    PhenolRRR
    Phosphoric acid (20%)RRR
    Phosphoric acid (50%)RRR
    Phosphoric acid (95%)RRR
    Phosphorous chloridesRRR
    Phosphorous pentoxideNDNDND
    Phthalic acidRRR
    Picric acidRRR
    PyridineRRR
    Salicyl aldehydeRRR
    Sea waterRRR
    Silicic acidRRR
    Silicone fluidsRRR
    Silver nitrateRRR
    Sodium carbonateRRR
    Sodium peroxideRRR
    Sodium silicateRRR
    Sodium sulphideRRR
    Stannic chlorideRRR
    StarchRRR
    Sugar, syrups & jamsRRR
    Sulphamic acidNDNDND
    SulphitesRRR
    Sulphonic acidsRRR
    SulphurRRR
    Sulphur dioxide, dryRRR
    Sulphur dioxide, wetRRR
    Sulphur dioxide (96%)RRR
    Sulphur trioxideRRR
    Sulphuric acid (>50%)RRR
    Sulphuric acid (70%)RRR
    Sulphuric acid (95%)RRR
    Sulphuric acid, fumingRRR
    Sulphur chloridesRRR
    TallowRRR
    Tannic acid (10%)RRR
    Tartaric acidRRR
    TrichlorethyleneRRR
    Urea (30%)RRR
    VinegarRRR
    Water, distilledRRR
    Water, softRRR
    Water, hardRRR
    Wetting agents (>5%)RRR
    YeastRRR
    Zinc chlorideRRR

     

  • PEEK

    This linear aromatic polymer is semi-crystalline and is widely regarded as the highest performance thermoplastic material currently available. PEEK™ polymer is widely regarded as a material with superb chemical resistance.

    These tables provide general guidance for use with PEEK polymer and compounds. It has been shown that the performance of a component can depend on factors such as residual molding stresses and crystallinity level. Application-specific chemical resistance testing is essential for all components.

    Chart Codes

    • R - Resistant
    • LR - Limited Resistance
    • NR - Not Recommended
    • ND - No Data
    ChemicalResistance
     20ºC/68ºF60ºC/140ºF100ºC/212ºF
    AcetaldehydeNRNRR
    Acetic acid (10%)RRR
    Acetic acid (glac./anh.)RRNR
    Acetic anhydrideNDNDND
    Aceto-acetic esterNDNDND
    AcetoneRRR
    Other ketonesRRR
    AcetonitrileNDNDND
    AcetyleneRRR
    Acetyl salicylic acidNDNDND
    Acid fumesRRR
    AlcoholsRRR
    Aliphatic estersRRR
    Alkyl chloridesNDNDND
    AlumRRR
    Aluminum chlorideRRR
    Aluminum sulphateRRR
    Ammonia, anhydrousRRR
    Ammonia, aqueousRRR
    Ammonium chlorideRRR
    Amyl acetateRRR
    AnilineRRR
    Antimony trichlorideNDNDND
    Aqua regiaRRND
    Aromatic solventsRRR
    Ascorbic acid NDNDND
    BeerRRR
    BenzaldehydeNDNDND
    BenzeneRRR
    Benzoic acidRRR
    Benzoyl peroxideNDNDND
    Boric acidRRR
    Brines, saturatedRRR
    Bromide (K) solution RRR
    BromineNRNRNR
    Bromine liquid, tech.NRNRNR
    Bromine water, saturated aqueousRRR
    Butyl acetateNDNDND
    Calcium chlorideRRR
    Carbon disulphideRRR
    Carbonic acidRRR
    Carbon tetrachlorideRRR
    Caustic soda & potashRRR
    Cellulose paintNDNDND
    Chlorates of Na, K, BaRRR
    Chlorine, dryRRND
    Chlorine, wetRRR
    Chlorides of Na, K, BaRRR
    Chloroacetic acidRRR
    ChlorobenzeneRRR
    ChloroformRRR
    Chlorosulphonic acidRNDND
    Chromic acid (80%)RNDND
    Citric acidRRR
    Copper salts (most)RRR
    Cresylic acids (50%)RRND
    CyclohexaneRRR
    Detergents, syntheticRRR
    Emulsifiers, concentratedRRR
    EstersNDNDND
    EtherRRR
    Fatty acids (>C6)RRR
    Ferric chlorideRRR
    Ferrous sulphateRRR
    Fluorinated refrigerantsRRR
    Fluorine, dryRRR
    Flourine, wetNDNDND
    Fluorosilic acidNDNDND
    Formaldehyde (40%)RRR
    Formic acidRRR
    Fruit juicesRRR
    GelatineRRR
    GlycerineRRR
    GlycolsRRR
    Glycol, ethyleneRRR
    Glycolic acidRRR
    Hexamethylene diamineRRR
    HexamineRRR
    HydrazineRRND
    Hydrobromic acid (50%)NDNDND
    Hydrochloric acid (10%)RRR
    Cydrochloric acid (conc.)RRND
    Hydrocyanic acidRRR
    Hydrofluoric acid (40%)NDNDND
    Hydrofluoric acid (75%)NDNDND
    Hydrogen peroxide (30%)RRR
    Hydrogen peroxide (30-90%)RRND
    Hydrogen sulphideRRR
    HypochloritesRNDND
    Hypochlorites (Na 12-14%)NRNRNR
    Iso-butyl-acetateNDNDND
    Lactic acid (90%)RRR
    Lead acetateRRR
    Lead perchlorateNDNDND
    Lime (CaO)RRR
    Maleic acidRRR
    Manganate, potassium (K)RRR
    Meat juicesRRR
    Mercuric chlorideRRR
    MercuryRRR
    MethanolRRR
    Methylene chlorideNDNDND
    Milk productsRRR
    Moist airRRR
    MolassesRRR
    MonoethanolamineNDNDND
    NapthaRRR
    NapthaleneRRR
    Nickel saltsRRR
    Nitrates of Na, K and NH3RRR
    Nitric acid (>25%)RRR
    Nitric acid (50%)RRR
    Nitric acid (90%)NRNRNR
    Nitric acid (fuming)NRNRNR
    Nitrite (Na)RRR
    NitrobenzeneNDNDND
    Oils, dieselRRR
    Oils, essentialRRR
    Oils, lubricating + aromatic additivesRRR
    Oils, mineralRRR
    Oils, vegetable and animalRRR
    Oxalic acidRRR
    OzoneRRR
    Paraffin waxRRND
    Perchloric acidRRR
    Petroleum spiritsNDNDND
    PhenolRRR
    Phosphoric acid (20%)RRR
    Phosphoric acid (50%)RRR
    Phosphoric acid (95%)RRR
    Phosphorous chloridesRRR
    Phosphorous pentoxideNDNDND
    Phthalic acidRRR
    Picric acidRRR
    PyridineRRR
    Salicyl aldehydeNDNDND
    Sea waterRRR
    Silicic acidRRR
    Silicone fluidsRRR
    Silver nitrateRRR
    Sodium carbonateRRR
    Sodium peroxideRRR
    Sodium silicateRRND
    Sodium sulphideRRR
    Stannic chlorideRRR
    StarchRRR
    Sugar, syrups & jamsRRND
    Sulphamic acidNDNDND
    Sulphates (Na, K, Mg, Ca)RRR
    SulphitesRRR
    Sulphonic acidsNDNDND
    SulphurRRR
    Sulphur dioxide, dryRRR
    Sulphur dioxide, wetRRR
    Sulphur dioxide (96%)RRND
    Sulphur trioxideRRR
    Sulphuric acid (<50%)RNDND
    Sulphuric acid (70%)RRR
    Sulphuric acid (95%)NRNRNR
    Sulphuric acid, fumingNRNRNR
    Sulphur chloridesRRR
    TallowRRR
    Tannic acid (10%)RRR
    Tartaric acidRRND
    TrichlorethyleneRRR
    Urea (30%)RRR
    VinegarRRR
    Water, distilledRRR
    Water, softRRR
    Water, hardRRR
    Wetting agents (>5%)RRR
    YeastRRR
    Zinc chlorideRRR

     

  • PVDF

    PVDF tubing was designed primarily for applications requiring excellent chemical resistance, high levels of purity, and superior mechanical properties. PVDF is often used as a lining or protective barrier in chemical industry applications.

    Chart Codes

    • R - Resistant
    • LR - Limited Resistance
    • NR - Not Recommended
    • ND - No Data
    ChemicalResistance
     20ºC/68ºF60ºC/140º100ºC/212ºF
    AcetaldehydeNRNRNR
    Acetic acid (10%)RRR
    Acetic acid (glac./anh.)RRNR
    Acetic anhydrideNRNRNR
    Aceto-acetic esterNDNDND
    AcetoneRNRNR
    Other ketonesNRNRNR
    AcetonitrileRNDND
    AcetyleneRNDND
    Acetyl salicylic acidRRR
    Acid fumesRRR
    AlcoholsRRR
    Aliphatic estersRRR
    Alkyl chloridesNDNDND
    AlumRRR
    Aluminium chlorideRRR
    Aluminium sulphateRRR
    Ammonia, anhydrousNRNRNR
    Ammonia, aqueousRRND
    Ammonium chlorideRRR
    Amyl acetateRRNR
    AnilineRRNR
    Antimony trichlorideNDNDNR
    Aqua regiaRRNR
    Aromatic solventsRRR
    Ascorbic acidRRR
    BeerRRR
    BenzaldehydeRNRNR
    BenzeneRRR
    Benzoic acidRRR
    Benzoyl peroxideNDNDND
    Boric acidRRR
    Brines, saturatedRRR
    Bromide (K) solutionRRR
    BromineRRR
    Bromine liquid, tech.RRR
    Bromine water, saturated aqueousRRR
    Butyl acetateRNRNR
    Calcium chlorideRRR
    Carbon disulphideRNRNR
    Carbonic acidRRR
    Carbon tetrachlorideRRR
    Caustic soda & potashRRNR
    Cellulose paintNDNDND
    Chlorates of Na, K, BaRRR
    Chlorine, dryRRR
    Chlorine, wetRRR
    Chlorides of Na, K, BaRRR
    Chloroacetic acidRRNR
    ChlorobenzeneRRNR
    ChloroformRRNR
    Chlorosulphonic acidNRNRNR
    Chromic acid (80%)RRNR
    Citric acidRRR
    Copper salts (most)RRR
    Cresylic acids (50%)RRR
    CyclohexaneRRR
    Detergents, syntheticRRR
    Emulsifiers, concentratedRRR

    Esters

    RRNR
    EtherRRR
    Fatty acids (>C6)RRR
    Ferric chlorideRRR
    Ferrous sulphateRRR
    Fluorinated refrigerantsRRR
    Fluorine, dryNRNRNR
    Flourine, wetNRNRNR
    Fluorosilic acidRRR
    Formaldehyde (40%)RRR
    Formic acidRRR
    Fruit juicesRRR
    GelatineRRR
    GlycerineRRR
    GlycolsRRR
    Glycol, ethyleneRRR
    Glycolic acidRRR
    Hexamethylene diamineNDNDND
    HexamineRNRNR
    HydrazineRNRNR
    Hydrobromic acid (50%)RRR
    Hydrochloric acid (10%)RRR
    Hydrochloric acid (conc.)RRR
    Hydrocyanic acidRRR
    Hydrofluoric acid (40%)RRR
    Hydrofluoric acid (75%)RRR
    Hydrogen peroxide (30%)RRR
    Hydrogen peroxide (30 - 90%)RRR
    Hydrogen sulphideRRR
    HypochloritesRRR
    Hypochlorites (Na 12-14%)RRR
    Iso-butyl-acetateRNRNR
    Lactic acid (90%)RRR
    Lead acetateRRR
    Lead perchlorateNDNDND
    Lime (CaO)RRR
    Maleic acidRRR
    Manganate, potassium (K)RRR
    Meat juicesRRR
    Mercuric chlorideRRR
    MercuryRRR
    MethanolRRR
    Methylene chlorideRRNR
    Milk productsRRR
    Moist airRRR
    MolassesRRR
    MonoethanolamineRNRNR
    NapthaRRR
    NapthaleneRRR
    Nickel saltsRRR
    Nitrates of Na, K and NH3RRR
    Nitric acid (<25%)RRR
    Nitric acid (50%)RRR
    Nitric acid (90%)RNRNR
    Nitric acid (fuming)RNRNR
    Nitrite (Na)RRR
    NitrobenzeneRNRNR
    Oils, dieselRRR
    Oils, essentialRRR
    Oils, lubricating + aromatic additivesRRR
    Oils, mineralRRR
    Oils, vegetable and animalRRR
    Oxalic acidRRR
    OzoneNRNRNR
    Paraffin waxRRR
    Perchloric acidRRR
    Petroleum spiritsRRND
    PhenolRNRNR
    Phosphoric acid (20%)RRNR
    Phosphoric acid (50%)RRR
    Phosphoric acid (95%)RRR
    Phosphorous chloridesRNRNR
    Phosphorous pentoxideRRR
    Phthalic acidRRR
    Picric acidRRR
    PyridineRNRNR
    Salicyl aldehydeNDNDND
    Sea waterRRR
    Silicic acidRRR
    Silicone fluidsRRR
    Silver nitrateRRR
    Sodium carbonateRRR
    Sodium peroxideRRR
    Sodium silicateRRR
    Sodium sulphideRRR
    Stannic chlorideRRR
    StarchRRR
    Sugar, syrups & jamsRRR
    Sulphamic acidRRR
    Sulphates (Na, K, Mg, Ca)RRR
    SulphitesRRR
    Sulphonic acidsRRR
    SulphurRRR
    Sulphur dioxide, dryNRNRNR
    Sulphur dioxide, wetNRNRNR
    Sulphur dioxide (96%)RRND
    Sulphur trioxideNRNRNR
    Sulphuric acid (<50%)RRR
    Sulphuric acid (70%)RRR
    Sulphuric acid (95%)RRNR
    Sulphuric acid, fumingNRNRNR
    Sulphur chloridesNRNRNR
    TallowRRR
    Tannic acid (10%)RRR
    Tartaric acidRRR
    TrichlorethyleneRRNR
    Urea (30%)RRR
    VinegarRRR
    Water, distilled.RRR
    Water, softRRR
    Water, hardRRR
    Wetting agents (<5%)RRR
    YeastRRR
    Zinc chlorideRRR

     

  • ECTFE

    ECTFE resin, also known as Halar®, has become a popular choice for applications requiring excellent barrier resistant properties. Products made from ECTFE have excellent mechanical, chemical, and electrical properties.

    Chart Codes

    • R - Resistant
    • LR - Limited Resistance
    • NR - Not Recommended
    • ND - No Data
    Chemical Resistance
     20ºC/68ºF60ºC/140ºF100ºC/212ºF
    AcetaldehydeNDNDND
    Acetic acid (10%)RRR
    Acetic acid (glac./anh.)RRR
    Acetic anhydrideRRR
    Aceto-acetic esterRRND
    AcetoneRRR
    Other ketonesRRR
    AcetonitrileRRND
    AcetyleneRRR
    Acetyl salicylic acidRRR
    Acid fumesRRR
    AlcoholsRRR
    Aliphatic estersRRR
    Alkyl chloridesNDNDND
    AlumRRR
    Aluminium chlorideRRR
    Aluminium sulphateRRR
    Ammonia, anhydrousRRR
    Ammonia, aqueousRRR
    Ammonium chlorideRRR
    Amyl acetateRRNR
    AnilineRRR
    Antimony trichlorideNDNDND
    Aqua regiaRRR
    Aromatic solventsRRR
    Ascorbic acidRRR
    BeerRRND
    BenzaldehydeRRR
    BenzeneNDNDND
    Benzoic acidRRR
    Benzoyl peroxideRRND
    Boric acidRRR
    Brines, saturatedRRR
    Bromide (K) solutionRRR
    BromineRRR
    Bromine liquid, tech.RRR
    Bromine water, saturated aqueousRRR
    Butyl acetateRRND
    Calcium chlorideRRND
    Carbon disulphideRRR
    Carbonic acidRRND
    Carbon tetrachlorideRRR
    Caustic soda & potashRRR
    Cellulose paintRRR
    Chlorates of Na, K, BaRRR
    Chlorine, dryRRR
    Chlorine, wetRRR
    Chlorides of Na, K, BaRRR
    Chloroacetic acidRRND
    ChlorobenzeneRRR
    ChloroformRRR
    Chlorosulphonic acidRRR
    Chromic acid (80%)RRR
    Citric acidRRR
    Copper salts (most)RRND
    Cresylic acids (50%)RRND
    CyclohexaneRRND
    Detergents, syntheticRRR
    Emulsifiers, concentratedRRR
    EtherRRR
    Fatty acids (>C6)RRR
    Ferric chlorideRRR
    Ferrous sulphateRRR
    Fluorinated refrigerantsRRND
    Fluorine, dryRRNR
    Flourine, wetRRR
    Fluorosilic acidRRND
    Formaldehyde (40%)RRR
    Formic acidRRR
    Fruit juicesRRR
    GelatineRRR
    GlycerineRRR
    GlycolsRRR
    Glycol, ethyleneRRNR
    Glycolic acidRRR
    Hexamethylene diamineRRND
    HexamineRRNR
    HydrazineRRND
    Hydrobromic acid (50%)RRR
    Hydrochloric acid (10%)RRR
    Hydrochloric acid (conc.)RRND
    Hydrocyanic acidRRR
    Hydrofluoric acid (40%)RRR
    Hydrofluoric acid (75%)RRR
    Hydrogen peroxide (30%)RRR
    Hydrogen peroxide (30 - 90%)RRR
    Hydrogen sulphideRRR
    HypochloritesRRR
    Hypochlorites (Na 12-14%)RRR
    Iso-butyl-acetateRRND
    Lactic acid (90%)RRR
    Lead acetateRRR
    Lead perchlorateNDNDND
    Lime (CaO)RRR
    Maleic acidRRR
    Manganate, potassium (K)RRR
    Meat juicesRRR
    Mercuric chlorideRRR
    MercuryRRR
    MethanolRRR
    Methylene chlorideRRR
    Milk productsRRR
    Moist airRRR
    MolassesRRR
    MonoethanolamineRRNR
    NapthaRRR
    NapthaleneRRR
    Nickel saltsRRR
    Nitrates of Na, K and NH3RRR
    Nitric acid (<25%)RRR
    Nitric acid (50%)RRNR
    Nitric acid (90%)RRNR
    Nitric acid (fuming)RRR
    Nitrite (Na)RRR
    NitrobenzeneRRND
    Oils, dieselRRR
    Oils, essentialRRR
    Oils, lubricating + aromatic additivesRRR
    Oils, mineralRRR
    Oils, vegetable and animalRRR
    Oxalic acidRNDND
    OzoneRRR
    Paraffin waxRRR
    Perchloric acidRRR
    Petroleum spiritsRRND
    PhenolRRR
    Phosphoric acid (20%)RRR
    Phosphoric acid (50%)RRR
    Phosphoric acid (95%)RRR
    Phosphorous chloridesRRR
    Phosphorous pentoxideRRR
    Phthalic acidRRR
    Picric acidRRNR
    PyridineRRR
    Salicyl aldehydeRRR
    Sea waterRRR
    Silicic acidRRR
    Silicone fluidsRRR
    Silver nitrateRRR
    Sodium carbonateRRR
    Sodium peroxideRRR
    Sodium silicateRRR
    Sodium sulphideRRR
    Stannic chlorideRRR
    StarchRRR
    Sugar, syrups & jamsRRR
    Sulphamic acidRRR
    Sulphates (Na, K, Mg, Ca)RRR
    SulphitesRRR
    Sulphonic acidsRRR
    SulphurRRR
    Sulphur dioxide, dryRRR
    Sulphur dioxide, wetRRR
    Sulphur dioxide (96%)RRR
    Sulphur trioxideRRR
    Sulphuric acid (<50%)RRR
    Sulphuric acid (70%)RRR
    Sulphuric acid (95%)RRR
    Sulphuric acid, fumingRRR
    Sulphur chloridesRRR
    TallowRRR
    Tannic acid (10%)RRR
    Tartaric acidRRR
    TrichlorethyleneRRR
    Urea (30%)RRR
    VinegarRRR
    Water, distilled.RRR
    Water, softRRR
    Water, hardRRR
    Wetting agents (<5%)RRR
    YeastRRR
    Zinc chlorideRRR