Polymer Data File:
Chemical Resistance



Important Note:

Whilst we try to ensure that this table is as accurate as possible we cannot guarantee that the data contained in the tables is accurate for all blends and grades of ABS. In all cases the supplier of the material should be contacted to determine the exact chemical resistance of the material.



R = Resistant

LR = Limited Resistance

NR = Not Recommended

ND = No Data 



20oC 60oC 100oC
Acetaldehyde NR NR ND
Acetic acid (10%) R NR ND
Acetic acid (glac./anh.) NR NR ND
Acetic anhydride NR NR ND
Aceto-acetic ester NR NR ND
Acetone NR NR ND
Other ketones NR NR ND
Acetonitrile ND ND ND
Acetylene ND ND ND
Acetyl salicylic acid NR NR ND
Acid fumes NR NR ND
Alcohols NR NR ND
Aliphatic esters NR NR ND
Alkyl chlorides NR NR ND
Alum R R ND
Aluminium chloride R R ND
Aluminium sulphate R R ND
Ammonia, anhydrous R NR ND
Ammonia, aqueous R NR ND
Ammonium chloride R R ND
Amyl acetate NR NR ND
Aniline NR NR ND
Antimony trichloride R R ND
Aqua regia NR NR ND
Aromatic solvents NR NR ND
Ascorbic acid NR NR ND
Beer R R ND
Benzaldehyde R ND ND
Benzene NR NR ND
Benzoic acid R R ND
Benzoyl peroxide R ND ND
Boric acid R R ND
Brines, saturated R R ND
Bromide (K) solution R R ND
Bromine NR NR ND
Bromine liquid, tech. NR NR ND
Bromine water, saturated aqueous NR NR ND
Butyl acetate ND ND ND
Calcium chloride R R ND
Carbon disulphide NR NR ND
Carbonic acid R R ND
Carbon tetrachloride NR NR ND
Caustic soda & potash R R ND
Cellulose paint ND ND ND
Chlorates of Na, K, Ba R R ND
Chlorine, dry R R ND
Chlorine, wet R R ND
Chlorides of Na, K, Ba R R ND
Chloroacetic acid NR NR ND
Chlorobenzene NR NR ND
Chloroform NR NR ND
Chlorosulphonic acid NR NR ND
Chromic acid (80%) R NR ND
Citric acid R R ND
Copper salts (most) R R ND
Cresylic acids (50%) NR NR ND
Cyclohexane NR NR ND
Detergents, synthetic R NR ND
Emulsifiers, concentrated ND ND ND
Esters NR NR ND
Ether NR NR ND
Fatty acids (>C6) R R ND
Ferric chloride R R ND
Ferrous sulphate R R ND
Fluorinated refrigerants NR NR ND
Fluorine, dry NR NR ND
Flourine, wet NR NR ND
Fluorosilic acid NR NR ND
Formaldehyde (40%) R R ND
Formic acid R R ND
Fruit juices R R ND
Gelatine R R ND
Glycerine R R ND
Glycols NR NR ND
Glycol, ethylene R R ND
Glycolic acid NR NR ND
Hexamethylene diamine ND ND ND
Hexamine NR NR ND
Hydrazine ND ND ND
Hydrobromic acid (50%) R NR ND
Hydrochloric acid (10%) R R ND
Hydrochloric acid (conc.) R NR ND
Hydrocyanic acid R R ND
Hydrofluoric acid (40%) R NR ND
Hydrofluoric acid (75%) NR NR ND
Hydrogen peroxide (30%) R NR ND
Hydrogen peroxide (30 - 90%) NR NR ND
Hydrogen sulphide ND ND ND
Hypochlorites R R ND
Hypochlorites (Na 12-14%) R NR ND
Iso-butyl-acetate ND ND ND
Lactic acid (90%) R R ND
Lead acetate R R ND
Lead perchlorate ND ND ND
Lime (CaO) R R ND
Maleic acid R R ND
Manganate, potassium (K) R R ND
Meat juices R R ND
Mercuric chloride R NR ND
Mercury R R ND
Methanol NR NR ND
Methylene chloride NR NR ND
Milk products R NR ND
Moist air R R ND
Molasses R NR ND
Monoethanolamine NR NR ND
Naptha R NR ND
Napthalene NR NR ND
Nickel salts R R ND
Nitrates of Na, K and NH3 R R ND
Nitric acid (<25%) NR NR ND
Nitric acid (50%) NR NR ND
Nitric acid (90%) NR NR ND
Nitric acid (fuming) NR NR ND
Nitrite (Na) R NR ND
Nitrobenzene NR NR ND
Oils, diesel ND ND ND
Oils, essential R R ND
Oils, lubricating + aromatic additives NR NR ND
Oils, mineral R R ND
Oils, vegetable and animal R R ND
Oxalic acid R NR ND
Ozone NR NR ND
Paraffin wax R R ND
Perchloric acid ND ND ND
Petroleum spirits NR NR ND
Phenol NR NR ND
Phosphoric acid (20%) R NR ND
Phosphoric acid (50%) R NR ND
Phosphoric acid (95%) R NR ND
Phosphorous chlorides ND ND ND
Phosphorous pentoxide ND ND ND
Phthalic acid ND ND ND
Picric acid ND ND ND
Pyridine NR NR ND
Salicyl aldehyde R ND ND
Sea water R R ND
Silicic acid R R ND
Silicone fluids ND ND ND
Silver nitrate R R ND
Sodium carbonate R R ND
Sodium peroxide R ND ND
Sodium silicate R NR ND
Sodium sulphide R NR ND
Stannic chloride NR NR ND
Starch R NR ND
Sugar, syrups & jams R R ND
Sulphamic acid ND ND ND
Sulphates (Na, K, Mg, Ca) R R ND
Sulphites R NR ND
Sulphonic acids ND ND ND
Sulphur R ND ND
Sulphur dioxide, dry R NR ND
Sulphur dioxide, wet R NR ND
Sulphur dioxide (96%) NR NR ND
Sulphur trioxide R R ND
Sulphuric acid (<50%) NR NR ND
Sulphuric acid (70%) NR NR ND
Sulphuric acid (95%) NR NR ND
Sulphuric acid, fuming NR NR ND
Sulphur chlorides ND ND ND
Tallow R R ND
Tannic acid (10%) ND ND ND
Tartaric acid R R ND
Trichlorethylene NR NR ND
Urea (30%) R R ND
Vinegar R R ND
Water, distilled. R R ND
Water, soft R R ND
Water, hard R R ND
Wetting agents (<5%) R R ND
Yeast R NR ND
Zinc chloride NR NR ND


Last edited: 11/03/10

Tangram Technology Ltd. 2001.

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