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


Last edited: 11/03/10

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