Polymer Data File:
Chemical Resistance

PA 6


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 PA 6. In all cases the supplier of the material should be contacted to determine the exact chemical resistance of the material.

PA 6


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


Last edited: 11/03/2010

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