For most engineers, scientists, technicians, & mechanics there comes a time when you need to know the chemical resistance of a certain material. Questions like can I store Acetone in a Polycarbonate container (No, not unless you want to make a big mess) or can you use Tygon tubing in a fluid system pumping Unleaded Gasoline (only fair resistance) do come up. As such, we have developed this interactive Chemical Resistance Chart to aid you in your material/chemical compatibility research. This index contains the chemical resistance data for 42 different materials in relation to a total of 584 chemicals, a staggering 24,528 combinations!
All you need do is click on the red MATERIAL box (below the MATERIAL title) and select the material you are investigating. You can start typing the first couple letters in the name and the Chemical Resistance Chart will auto-search for your material and at least get the list close to your selection. Second, click in the green CHEMICAL box (the one below the CHEMICAL title). Again if you wish, start typing the first couple letters of the chemical name and the database will auto-search for your chemical and get you at or near your chemical in the drop down list. You can also just scroll the drop down lists in the MATERIAL and CHEMICAL sections. The interactive chemical resistance chart then will produce the Compatibility Rating for your chosen combination.
Chemical Resistance Chart
●= Excellent chemical resistance.
◓= Good resistance, some slight discoloration, slight corrosion, or minor effect may occur.
◒= Fair resistance with moderate effect. Swelling, loss of strength, and softening may occur. Not recommended for continuous use.
⓿= Poor chemical resistance. Severe effect. Not recommended for any use.
▲= No information currently available.
1: Rated chemical resistance to 22ºC (72ºF).
2: Rated chemical resistance to 48ºC (120ºF).
The data provided in this Chemical Resistance Chart has been provided by supplementary global resources. This information must be used ONLY as a reference tool when selecting hardware & equipment for suitable chemical compatibility. ALWAYS TEST your hardware & materials under the exact conditions of the intended application prior to final installation.
The chemical resistance ratings provided by this database are based upon a 48 hour exposure period. The Author & the MakeTrix possess no knowledge regarding the possible effects beyond this time period. The MakeTrix & the Author do not guarantee (neither implied nor expressed) that the data in this Chemical Resistance Chart is complete or accurate. In addition, we do not guarantee the suitability of any material for any purpose.
Remember that regardless of compatible material+chemical results during initial testing, changes in material & chemical behavior can occur during handling as a result of variations in concentrations, pressure, & temperature, etc. As such, these effects can result in equipment failure. CAREFULLY RESEARCH & TEST your materials. Carefully test for variations that may occur in the final application. In addition, always wear standard personal protective gear and use protective safeguards when handling chemicals.