Chemical Resistance Chart

Variations in chemical behavior during handling due to factors such as temperature, pressure, and concentration can cause equipment to fail, even though it passed an initial test. SERIOUS INJURY MAY RESULT! Use suitable guards and/or personal protection when handling chemicals. The information in this chart has been supplied by reputable sources and is to be used ONLY as a guide in selecting equipment for appropriate compatibility. Before permanent installation test the equipment with the chemicals and under the specific conditions of your application. Ratings of chemical behavior listed in this chart apply to a 48-hr exposed period. There is no knowledge of possible effects beyond this period. This does not warrant (neither express nor implied) that the information in this chart is accurate or complete or that any material is suitable for any purpose.  Download Printable PDF Here


  • S= Satisfactory and completely unaffected
  • M= Moderate resistance
  • L= Limited resistance/some chemical attack over time
  • U= Unsatisfactory. Severe attack in a short time
ChemicalPolycarbonateABSPolyester Glass Stainless SteelSteel
Acetic Acid (10%)SLSUU
Aluminum Chloride (10%)SSSSU
Aluminum Sulfate (10%)SSSSU
Ammonia GasLSS
Ammonium ChlorideSSLMU
Ammonium Hydroxide (10%)UMLSU
Ammonium Nitrate (10%)ULSS
Ammonium Phosphate (10%)SSSSU
Ammonium sulfateSSMU
Axle GreaseMLSS
Boric Acid (10%)SSSSU
Calcium Chloride (10%)SMSLL
Calcium Hydroxide (10%)SUMS
Carbolic Acid (25%) PhenolUULMU
Carbon TetrachlorideUUSMU
Chlorine (water) 5-10 ppmSSSM
Chrome Plating SolutionSLUU
Chromic Acid SSMU
Citric Acid (10%)SUSSU
Copper SulfateMU
Cutting Fluid (Norton 205)SLSS
Ethyl AlcoholMMMSS
Ethylene GlycolSSSSS
Ferric ChlorideSSSUU
Formaldehyde SSSS
Formic AcidSULSU
Fuel Oil (#2)SUSSS
Hydraulic Brake FluidUUSS
Hydraulic OilMUSSS
Hydrochloric Acid (10%)SSLUU
Hydrofluoric Acid (20%)MLSUU
Hydrogen PeroxideLSMM
Hydrogen SulfideMLU
Isopropyl AlcoholSMSS
Lacquer ThinnerUUSL
Liquid Dish Soap (10%)SSSS
Lubricating OilsMSSS
Magnesium Chloride (10%)SMSUU
Magnesium Hydroxide (10%)SMMSS
Methyl Ethyl KetoneUSSS
Methylene ChlorideUUUSS
Mineral SpiritsMUSSS
Motor Oil (10 weight)SLSS
Nitric Acid (10%)LMMLL
Phosphoric Acid (25%)SMU
Phosphoric Acid (50%)SMUUU
Potassium Carbonate (10%)SSLML
Potassium Chloride (25%)SSSSS
Potassium Hydroxide (25%)USLSS
Potassium Nitrate (10%)SSSSS
Potassium Sulfate (10%)SSSSS
Soap (lgepal) 10%SSSSS
Sodium Bicarbonate (10%)SSSSL
Sodium Bisulfate (10%)SSUU
Sodium Chloride (25%)SSSMU
Sodium HydroxideUMUMM
Sodium HypochloriteSSLLU
Sodium Nitrate (10%)SSMM
Sodium Phosphate (10%)SSLMU
Sulfuric Acid (25%)SSUUU
Tannic Acid (10%)SSML
Trisodium PhosphateMM
Vegetable OilsSSSS
Zinc ChlorideMSMU

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