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Corrosion Resistance of selected plastics

The table below indicates the approximate corrosion resistance of selected plastics to a range of common chemicals.    This is collated information from various sources but is of limited quality.  For good quality information please consult reputable reference texts and/or the links provided below the table

Key to Letters designating corrosion resistance

  • A...Excellent resistance to corrosion
  • B...Good resistance to corrosion
  • C...Fair resistance to corrosion
  • D...No resistance to corrosion-severe attacke

Important note: The table relates to fluids at ambient temperatures (approx 21o C unless stated otherwise

Fluid ABS Acetal (Delrin) PVC PVDF Nylon PTFE Polycarbonate
Acetaldehyde D A D D A A C
 Acetamide N/A A D C A A D
 Acetate Solvent N/A N/A D A A A N/A
 Acetic Acid D D D C D A B
 Acetic Acid 20% C C D A D A A
 Acetic Acid 80% D D C C D A B
 Acetic Acid, Glacial D D D A B A B
 Acetic Anhydride C D D B A A D
 Acetone D A D D A A D
 Acetyl Bromide N/A N/A D N/A D A N/A
 Acetyl Chloride (dry) D D C A B A D
 Acetylene N/A A A A A A D
 Acrylonitrile D N/A B A A A D
 Adipic Acid N/A N/A A A N/A A N/A
 Alcohols:Amyl A A A A A A B
 Alcohols:Benzyl D A D A B A N/A
 Alcohols:Butyl A A A A D A A
 Alcohols:Diacetone N/A A B A A A N/A
 Alcohols:Ethyl B A C N/A A A B
 Alcohols:Hexyl N/A A A N/A A A N/A
 Alcohols:Isobutyl B A A N/A A A N/A
 Alcohols:Isopropyl N/A A A N/A D A A
Fluid ABS Acetal (Delrin) PVC PVDF Nylon PTFE Polycarbonate
 Alcohols:Methyl D A A A B A B
 Alcohols:Octyl A A N/A N/A A N/A N/A
 Alcohols:Propyl B A A A D A N/A
 Aluminum Chloride A N/A A A B A A
 Aluminum Chloride 20% N/A C A A D A A
 Aluminum Fluoride A C A A A A N/A
 Aluminum Hydroxide B A A A A A B
 Aluminum Nitrate N/A B B A A A A
 Aluminum Potassium Sulfate 10% N/A C A B D A A
 Aluminum Potassium Sulfate 100% N/A C A N/A D A A
 Aluminum Sulfate A B A A A A A
 Alums N/A N/A N/A N/A A A N/A
 Amines N/A D D N/A D A D
 Ammonia 10% N/A D B A A A D
 Ammonia Nitrate N/A C B A D A N/A
 Ammonia, anhydrous D D A A A A D
 Ammonia, liquid N/A D A A B A D
 Ammonium Acetate N/A N/A A N/A A A N/A
 Ammonium Bifluoride A D A A N/A A N/A
 Ammonium Carbonate A D A A A A N/A
 Ammonium Caseinate N/A D N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
 Alcohols:Isopropyl N/A A A N/A D A A
 Ammonium Chloride A B A A B A A
Fluid ABS Acetal (Delrin) PVC PVDF Nylon PTFE Polycarbonate
 Ammonium Hydroxide B C A A A A D
 Ammonium Nitrate N/A A A A A A N/A
 Ammonium Oxalate N/A B A N/A N/A N/A A
 Ammonium Persulfate A D A A D A N/A
 Ammonium Phosphate, Dibasic A B A A C A A
 Ammonium Phosphate, Monobasic N/A B A N/A B A N/A
 Ammonium Phosphate, Tribasic N/A B A N/A B A N/A
 Ammonium Sulfate A B A A A A A
 Ammonium Sulfite N/A D A N/A A A N/A
 Ammonium Thiosulfate N/A B N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
 Amyl Acetate D B D A B A D
 Amyl Alcohol A A A A A A B
 Amyl Chloride D A D A C A N/A
 Aniline D A C A A A D
 Aniline Hydrochloride D N/A B A D A D
 Antifreeze B D A N/A D N/A N/A
 Antimony Trichloride A N/A A A D A A
 Aqua Regia (80% HCl, 20% HNO3) D D C A D A D
 Arochlor 1248 N/A N/A N/A N/A A A N/A
 Aromatic Hydrocarbons N/A A D N/A N/A N/A N/A
 Arsenic Acid A D A A C A A
Fluid ABS Acetal (Delrin) PVC PVDF Nylon PTFE Polycarbonate
 Arsenic Salts N/A N/A A N/A A N/A N/A
 Asphalt N/A B A A A A D
 Barium Carbonate A A A A A A A
Fluid ABS Acetal (Delrin) PVC PVDF Nylon PTFE Polycarbonate
 Barium Chloride A A A A A A A
 Barium Cyanide N/A B D N/A A A N/A
 Barium Hydroxide A D A A A A D
 Barium Nitrate N/A B A N/A A A D
 Barium Sulfate A B B A A A D
 Barium Sulfide A A A A A A N/A
 Beer A A A A A A A
 Beet Sugar Liquids B B A A A A N/A
 Benzaldehyde B A D A A A D
 Benzene D A C A A A D
 Benzene Sulfonic Acid N/A N/A A N/A D A D
 Benzoic Acid N/A B A A D A B
 Benzol D A N/A A D A D
 Benzonitrile N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A A A
 Benzyl Chloride D A N/A N/A A N/A N/A
 Bleaching Liquors N/A N/A A N/A C A N/A
 Borax (Sodium Borate) N/A B A A A A N/A
 Boric Acid N/A A A A B A N/A
 Brewery Slop N/A B N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
 Bromine D D C A D A C
 Butadiene N/A A C A C A D
 Butane B A C A A A D
 Butanol (Butyl Alcohol) N/A A C A B A B
Fluid ABS Acetal (Delrin) PVC PVDF Nylon PTFE Polycarbonate
 Butter B A N/A N/A N/A A N/A
 Buttermilk B A A N/A B A A
 Butyl Amine N/A C D A A A D
 Butyl Ether N/A D A A A A N/A
 Butyl Phthalate N/A N/A N/A B A A D
 Butylacetate N/A A D B A A D
 Butylene N/A A A A B A D
 Butyric Acid D A B A C A D
 Calcium Bisulfate N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A D
 Calcium Bisulfide N/A D A A A A N/A
 Calcium Bisulfite N/A D B A A A D
 Calcium Carbonate N/A A A A A A C
 Calcium Chlorate N/A A B A N/A A N/A
 Calcium Chloride B D C A A A N/A
 Calcium Hydroxide N/A D B A A A D
 Calcium Hypochlorite N/A D B A D A D
 Calcium Nitrate A D A A A A A
 Calcium Oxide D A B A B A N/A
 Calcium Sulfate C D B A D A A
 Calgon N/A A N/A N/A A N/A N/A
 Cane Juice N/A A A A A A N/A
 Carbolic Acid (Phenol) D D D A D A D
 Carbon Bisulfide N/A A D N/A A N/A N/A
Fluid ABS Acetal (Delrin) PVC PVDF Nylon PTFE Polycarbonate
 Carbon Dioxide (dry) B A A A A A N/A
 Carbon Dioxide (wet) B A A A A A N/A
 Carbon Disulfide N/A A D B B A D
 Carbon Monoxide N/A A A B A A N/A
 Carbon Tetrachloride D B D A D A D
 Carbon Tetrachloride (dry) D N/A N/A A N/A A N/A
 Carbon Tetrachloride (wet) D A N/A A N/A A N/A
 Carbonated Water N/A A A N/A A N/A N/A
 Carbonic Acid N/A B A A A A A
 Catsup B B A N/A A N/A N/A
 Chloric Acid N/A D A N/A D A N/A
 Chlorinated Glue N/A D N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
 Chlorine (dry) N/A D D A D A N/A
 Chlorine Water N/A D A B C A N/A
 Chlorine, Anhydrous Liquid N/A A D A D A C
 Chloroacetic Acid N/A D B A D A D
 Chlorobenzene (Mono) D D D A D B D
 Chlorobromomethane N/A N/A D N/A C A N/A
 Chloroform D A D A A A D
 Chlorosulfonic Acid N/A D D D D A C
 Chocolate Syrup N/A A N/A N/A A A A
 Chromic Acid 10% B D A A D A B
 Chromic Acid 30% B D A A D A C
Fluid ABS Acetal (Delrin) PVC PVDF Nylon PTFE Polycarbonate
 Chromic Acid 5% B D A A D A B
 Chromic Acid 50% D D D A D A D
 Chromium Salts N/A N/A A N/A B N/A N/A
 Cider N/A A A N/A A N/A A
 Citric Acid D B B A A A A
 Citric Oils N/A B N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
 Cloroxr (Bleach) B D A A A A N/A
 Coffee N/A A N/A N/A A N/A N/A
 Copper Chloride A A A A D A N/A
 Copper Cyanide N/A A A A D A D
 Copper Fluoborate N/A B A N/A N/A N/A N/A
 Copper Nitrate N/A A A A D A D
 Copper Sulfate >5% N/A D A A D A A
 Copper Sulfate 5% N/A D A A D A A
 Cream N/A A N/A N/A A A N/A
 Cresols D D D A D N/A D
 Cresylic Acid N/A D D B D A D
 Cupric Acid N/A N/A A N/A D A A
 Cyanic Acid N/A D N/A N/A N/A A N/A
 Cyclohexane N/A A D A A A B
 Cyclohexanone D A D D A A D
 Detergents B A A A A A A
 Diacetone Alcohol N/A N/A D D A A D
Fluid ABS Acetal (Delrin) PVC PVDF Nylon PTFE Polycarbonate
 Dichlorobenzene D N/A D A D A D
 Dichloroethane D A D A A A D
 Diesel Fuel N/A A A A A A A
 Diethyl Ether D N/A D A A A D
 Diethylamine D B D D A D D
 Diethylene Glycol B A C A A A B
 Dimethyl Aniline D D D A A A D
 Dimethyl Formamide D D D D A A D
 Diphenyl N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A A N/A
 Diphenyl Oxide N/A D D B N/A A N/A
 Dyes N/A C B N/A A N/A N/A
 Epsom Salts (Magnesium Sulfate) B B A A A A A
 Ethane N/A A A A D A N/A
 Ethanol B A C N/A A A B
 Ethanolamine N/A D D C A A N/A
 Ether D A D B A A N/A
 Ethyl Acetate D A D D A A D
 Ethyl Benzoate D N/A D D N/A A D
 Ethyl Chloride D A D A A A D
 Ethyl Ether D A D A A A N/A
 Ethyl Sulfate N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A A N/A
 Ethylene Bromide D N/A D A N/A A D
 Ethylene Chloride D A D A A A D
Fluid ABS Acetal (Delrin) PVC PVDF Nylon PTFE Polycarbonate
 Ethylene Chlorohydrin D D D A D A D
 Ethylene Diamine D D D B D A A
 Ethylene Dichloride D B D A A A D
 Ethylene Glycol A B A A A A B
 Ethylene Oxide D D D A A A C
 Fatty Acids A A A A A A B
 Ferric Chloride A D A A A A A
 Ferric Nitrate A D A A A A A
 Ferric Sulfate A D A A A A A
 Ferrous Chloride A D A A D A D
 Ferrous Sulfate A D A A D A A
 Fluoboric Acid A A A A D A N/A
 Fluorine A D D A D D C
 Fluosilicic Acid A A D A D A A
 Formaldehyde 100% B A A A D A A
 Formaldehyde 40% A A A A A A A
 Formic Acid D A A A D A A
 Freon 113 N/A A B B N/A A B
 Freon 12 A B A A A A N/A
 Freon 22 N/A A A A B A N/A
 Freon TF N/A A B B D A N/A
 Freonr 11 D D A A D A N/A
 Fruit Juice B D A A A A N/A
Fluid ABS Acetal (Delrin) PVC PVDF Nylon PTFE Polycarbonate
 Fuel Oils D A A B A B B
 Furan Resin N/A D A D N/A A N/A
 Furfural D A D B B A D
 Gallic Acid N/A N/A B A A B N/A
 Gasoline (high-aromatic) D B A A A B A
 Gasoline, leaded, ref. D A B A A A A
 Gasoline, unleaded D A C A A A A
 Gelatin N/A B B A A A N/A
 Glucose B A A A A A A
 Glue, P.V.A. N/A A C N/A A A N/A
 Glycerin C A A A A A A
 Glycolic Acid B A B B N/A A N/A
 Gold Monocyanide N/A A N/A A N/A D N/A
 Grape Juice B A A A A A N/A
 Grease N/A D A A N/A A N/A
 Heptane D A C A A A B
 Hexane D A B A B A D
 Honey N/A A A A A A A
 Hydraulic Oil (Petro) N/A B A A A A N/A
 Hydraulic Oil (Synthetic) N/A N/A A A A A N/A
 Hydrazine N/A B N/A A N/A A D
 Hydrobromic Acid 100% B D A A D A N/A
 Hydrobromic Acid 20% N/A C B A D N/A N/A
Fluid ABS Acetal (Delrin) PVC PVDF Nylon PTFE Polycarbonate
 Hydrochloric Acid 100% A C D A D A D
 Hydrochloric Acid 20% A C A A D A B
 Hydrochloric Acid 37% A C B A D A D
 Hydrochloric Acid, Dry Gas N/A N/A A A A A N/A
 Hydrocyanic Acid B B B A B A N/A
 Hydrocyanic Acid (Gas 10%) N/A C A N/A N/A A B
 Hydrofluoric Acid 100% D D C A D A D
 Hydrofluoric Acid 20% C D B A C A D
 Hydrofluoric Acid 50% C D B A D A D
 Hydrofluoric Acid 75% C D C A D A D
 Hydrofluosilicic Acid 100% N/A A B A D A N/A
 Hydrofluosilicic Acid 20% N/A B A A D A N/A
 Hydrogen Gas N/A N/A A A A A A
 Hydrogen Peroxide 10% A D A A C A A
 Hydrogen Peroxide 100% A D A A D A A
 Hydrogen Peroxide 30% N/A D A A D A A
 Hydrogen Peroxide 50% N/A D A A D A A
 Hydrogen Sulfide (aqua) B C B A C A A
 Hydrogen Sulfide (dry) N/A N/A A A C A N/A
 Hydroquinone D A B N/A D A N/A
 Hydroxyacetic Acid 70% N/A A D A N/A A N/A
 Ink A B C A C A N/A
 Iodine D D A A A A N/A
Fluid ABS Acetal (Delrin) PVC PVDF Nylon PTFE Polycarbonate
 Iodine (in alcohol) N/A D A A C N/A N/A
 Iodoform N/A N/A A C N/A C N/A
 Isooctane N/A N/A A A A A B
 Isopropyl Acetate N/A D D D B A D
 Isopropyl Ether N/A D B D A A D
 Isotane N/A N/A A A D N/A N/A
 Jet Fuel (JP3, JP4, JP5) N/A A C B C A A
 Kerosene D A A A A A D
 Ketones A D D C A A D
 Lacquer Thinners A D D N/A A A B
 Lacquers A D D D A A D
 Lactic Acid D B B B B A B
 Lard N/A A A A A A A
 Latex B B N/A A A A N/A
 Lead Acetate B B B A A A N/A
 Lead Nitrate B N/A A A N/A A N/A
 Lead Sulfamate N/A A B A B B A
 Ligroin N/A B N/A A D A N/A
 Lime N/A B B A A A N/A
 Linoleic Acid A B A A N/A A N/A
 Lithium Chloride N/A A D A N/A A B
 Lithium Hydroxide N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A A D
 Lubricants N/A A B A A A A
Fluid ABS Acetal (Delrin) PVC PVDF Nylon PTFE Polycarbonate
 Lye: Ca(OH)2 Calcium Hydroxide N/A D B A A A D
 Lye: KOH Potassium Hydroxide A A B A C A D
 Lye: NaOH Sodium Hydroxide C C A D A A D
 Magnesium Bisulfate N/A N/A A N/A A A A
 Magnesium Carbonate B A B A N/A A A
 Magnesium Chloride B B B A A A A
 Magnesium Hydroxide B A A A B A A
 Magnesium Nitrate B A A A A A A
 Magnesium Oxide N/A A N/A N/A N/A A N/A
 Magnesium Sulfate (Epsom Salts) B B A A A A A
 Maleic Acid N/A A A A A A N/A
 Maleic Anhydride N/A D N/A A N/A A N/A
 Malic Acid N/A A A A A A N/A
 Manganese Sulfate B A C A A A A
 Mash N/A A N/A N/A A N/A N/A
 Mayonnaise N/A A D A A A N/A
 Melamine N/A A D N/A A A N/A
 Mercuric Chloride (dilute) B B A A D A A
 Mercuric Cyanide B N/A A A A B N/A
 Mercurous Nitrate C N/A A A N/A A A
 Mercury B A A A A A D
 Methane N/A A B A A A N/A
 Methanol (Methyl Alcohol) D A A A B A B
Fluid ABS Acetal (Delrin) PVC PVDF Nylon PTFE Polycarbonate
 Methyl Acetate D B D B A A D
 Methyl Acetone N/A D D D A A N/A
 Methyl Acrylate N/A B N/A B N/A N/A N/A
 Methyl Alcohol 10% D A A A B A B
 Methyl Bromide D D D A B A N/A
 Methyl Butyl Ketone N/A D A D D N/A D
 Methyl Cellosolve N/A D D A C A D
 Methyl Chloride D B D A B A D
 Methyl Dichloride N/A D A D C N/A N/A
 Methyl Ethyl Ketone D C D D A A D
 Methyl Ethyl Ketone Peroxide N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
 Methyl Isobutyl Ketone D N/A D D B A D
 Methyl Isopropyl Ketone N/A N/A D N/A A A D
 Methyl Methacrylate N/A D A B N/A N/A N/A
 Methylamine D D D C N/A A N/A
 Methylene Chloride D B D B C A D
 Milk B A A A A A A
 Mineral Spirits D A A N/A A A C
 Molasses B A A B A A N/A
 Monochloroacetic acid N/A D N/A B D A D
 Monoethanolamine N/A D D C A A N/A
 Morpholine C N/A N/A B A A D
 Motor oil C B B B A A A
 Mustard B C B A A A A
 Naphtha D A A A A B B
Fluid ABS Acetal (Delrin) PVC PVDF Nylon PTFE Polycarbonate
 Naphthalene D A D A A A N/A
 Natural Gas B B A N/A N/A A N/A
 Nickel Chloride A A A A C A A
 Nickel Nitrate A N/A A A A A D
 Nickel Sulfate B A A A A A A
 Nitrating Acid (<15% HNO3) N/A N/A D N/A N/A A N/A
 Nitrating Acid (>15% H2SO4) N/A D D N/A N/A A N/A
 Nitrating Acid (S1% Acid) N/A N/A D N/A N/A A N/A
 Nitrating Acid (S15% H2SO4) N/A N/A D N/A N/A A N/A
 Nitric Acid (20%) B D A A D A B
 Nitric Acid (50%) C D B A D A B
 Nitric Acid (5-10%) B D A A D A A
 Nitric Acid (Concentrated) D D B A D A C
 Nitrobenzene D C D A B A D
 Nitrogen Fertilizer N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A A N/A
 Nitromethane D A B A B A D
 Nitrous Acid D N/A A B N/A A N/A
 Nitrous Oxide N/A N/A A D C A N/A
 Oils:Aniline D D D A A A N/A
 Oils:Anise N/A D N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
 Oils:Bay N/A D N/A A N/A N/A N/A
 Oils:Bone N/A D N/A A N/A A N/A
 Oils:Castor A A A A A A N/A
Fluid ABS Acetal (Delrin) PVC PVDF Nylon PTFE Polycarbonate
 Oils:Cinnamon N/A D D N/A N/A A D
 Oils:Citric D A B A A A A
 Oils:Clove N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A A N/A
 Oils:Coconut A A A A N/A A N/A
 Oils:Cod Liver A B A A N/A A N/A
 Oils:Corn B A B A A A N/A
 Oils:Cottonseed A A B A B A N/A
 Oils:Creosote N/A D C N/A D A N/A
 Oils:Diesel Fuel (20, 30, 40, 50) N/A D B A A A N/A
 Oils:Fuel (1, 2, 3, 5A, 5B, 6) D D A B A A B
 Oils:Ginger N/A A N/A A N/A A N/A
 Oils:Hydraulic Oil (Petro) N/A B A A A A N/A
 Oils:Hydraulic Oil (Synthetic) N/A N/A A A A A N/A
 Oils:Lemon C D N/A A N/A A N/A
 Oils:Linseed N/A A A A A A N/A
 Oils:Mineral A A B A A A B
 Oils:Olive A A C N/A A A A
 Oils:Orange N/A D C A N/A N/A C
 Oils:Palm A A A A N/A A N/A
 Oils:Peanut N/A A A A N/A A N/A
 Oils:Peppermint D D N/A A N/A A N/A
 Oils:Pine D A D A A A A
 Oils:Rapeseed N/A A N/A A N/A A N/A
Fluid ABS Acetal (Delrin) PVC PVDF Nylon PTFE Polycarbonate
 Oils:Rosin N/A N/A C A A A N/A
 Oils:Sesame Seed A D A A N/A A N/A
 Oils:Silicone A A A A A A N/A
 Oils:Soybean A A A A A A N/A
 Oils:Sperm (whale) A D N/A A N/A A N/A
 Oils:Tanning N/A D N/A A N/A N/A N/A
 Oils:Transformer N/A A B A A A N/A
 Oils:Turbine N/A A A A A A N/A
 Oleic Acid D A C A A A N/A
 Oleum 100% D D D D D A N/A
 Oleum 25% N/A D D C D A N/A
 Oxalic Acid (cold) A B B B B A N/A
 Ozone B C B A D A A
 Palmitic Acid A A B A A A N/A
 Paraffin A A B A A A A
 Pentane N/A B A A A A A
 Perchloric Acid N/A C C A D A N/A
 Perchloroethylene D B C A C A D
 Petrolatum N/A B B A D C N/A
 Petroleum B B N/A A A A N/A
 Phenol (10%) D B C A D A B
 Phenol (Carbolic Acid) D D D A D A D
 Phosphoric Acid (>40%) C D B B B A A
Fluid ABS Acetal (Delrin) PVC PVDF Nylon PTFE Polycarbonate
 Phosphoric Acid (crude) C D B A B A A
 Phosphoric Acid (molten) D D D D N/A N/A N/A
 Phosphoric Acid (S40%) B D B B B A A
 Phosphoric Acid Anhydride N/A D N/A D N/A N/A D
 Phosphorus N/A B A A N/A A N/A
 Phosphorus Trichloride D D D A N/A A C
 Photographic Developer B D A N/A N/A A A
 Photographic Solutions N/A D A B A A A
 Phthalic Acid B C N/A A B A N/A
 Phthalic Anhydride B C D A N/A A A
 Picric Acid A A D A C A D
 Plating Solutions,   Antimony Plating 55oC N/A A A A D A N/A
 Plating Solutions,   Arsenic Plating 43oC N/A A A A A A N/A
 Plating Solutions,   Brass Plating:     High-Speed Brass Bath 45oC N/A A A B A A N/A
 Plating Solutions,   Brass Plating:     Regular Brass Bath 38oC N/A A A B A A N/A
 Plating Solutions,   Bronze Plating:     Cu-Cd Bronze Bath R.T. N/A A A A A A N/A
 Plating Solutions,   Bronze Plating:     Cu-Sn Bronze Bath 72oC N/A B D A A A N/A
 Plating Solutions,   Bronze Plating:     Cu-Zn Bronze Bath 38oC N/A A A A A A N/A
 Plating Solutions,   Cadmium Plating:     Cyanide Bath 32oC N/A A A A A A N/A
 Plating Solutions,   Cadmium Plating:     Fluoborate Bath 38oC N/A C A A D A N/A
 Plating Solutions,   Chromium Plating:     Barrel Chrome Bath 35oC N/A D A C D A N/A
 Plating Solutions,   Chromium Plating:     Black Chrome Bath 46oC N/A D A C D A N/A
 Plating Solutions,   Chromium Plating:     Chromic-Sulfuric Bath 55oC N/A D A C D A N/A
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 Plating Solutions,   Chromium Plating:     Fluoride Bath 55oC N/A D A C D A N/A
 Plating Solutions,   Chromium Plating:     Fluosilicate Bath 35oC N/A D A C D A N/A
 Plating Solutions,   Copper Plating (Acid):     Copper Fluoborate Bath 67oC N/A C A A D A N/A
 Plating Solutions,   Copper Plating (Acid):     Copper Sulfate Bath R.T. N/A A A A D A N/A
 Plating Solutions,   Copper Plating (Cyanide):     Copper Strike Bath 50oC N/A A A B A A N/A
 Plating Solutions,   Copper Plating (Cyanide):     High-Speed Bath 82oC N/A B D A A A N/A
 Plating Solutions,   Copper Plating (Cyanide):     Rochelle Salt Bath 66oC N/A B D A A A N/A
 Plating Solutions,   Copper Plating (Misc):     Copper (Electroless) N/A D A A A A N/A
 Plating Solutions,   Copper Plating (Misc):     Copper Pyrophosphate N/A A A A A A N/A
 Plating Solutions,   Gold Plating:     Acid 25oC N/A N/A A N/A A A N/A
 Plating Solutions,   Gold Plating:     Cyanide 66oC N/A N/A D N/A A A N/A
 Plating Solutions,   Gold Plating:     Neutral 25oC N/A N/A A N/A A A N/A
 Plating Solutions,   Indium Sulfamate Plating R.T. N/A N/A A N/A D A N/A
 Plating Solutions,   Iron Plating:     Ferrous Am Sulfate Bath 66oC N/A N/A D N/A D A N/A
 Plating Solutions,   Iron Plating:     Ferrous Chloride Bath 90oC N/A N/A D N/A D A N/A
 Plating Solutions,   Iron Plating:     Ferrous Sulfate Bath 66oC N/A N/A D N/A D A N/A
 Plating Solutions,   Iron Plating:     Fluoborate Bath 63oC N/A N/A D N/A D A N/A
 Plating Solutions,   Iron Plating:     Sulfamate 65oC N/A N/A A N/A D A N/A
 Plating Solutions,   Iron Plating:     Sulfate-Chloride Bath 72oC N/A N/A D N/A D A N/A
 Plating Solutions,   Lead Fluoborate Plating N/A N/A A N/A D A N/A
 Plating Solutions,   Nickel Plating:     Electroless 94oC N/A N/A D N/A D A N/A
 Plating Solutions,   Nickel Plating:     Fluoborate 47-77oC N/A N/A A N/A D A N/A
 Plating Solutions,   Nickel Plating:     High-Chloride 55-72oC N/A N/A D N/A D A N/A
 Plating Solutions,   Nickel Plating:     Sulfamate 38-60oC N/A N/A A N/A A A N/A
 Plating Solutions,   Nickel Plating:     Watts Type 46-70oC N/A N/A D N/A A A N/A
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 Plating Solutions,   Rhodium Plating 50oC N/A N/A A N/A D A N/A
 Plating Solutions,   Silver Plating 27-50oC N/A N/A A N/A A A N/A
 Plating Solutions,   Tin-Fluoborate Plating 70oC N/A N/A A N/A D A N/A
 Plating Solutions,   Tin-Lead Plating 70oC N/A N/A A N/A D A N/A
 Plating Solutions,   Zinc Plating:     Acid Chloride 60oC N/A N/A A N/A D A N/A
 Plating Solutions,   Zinc Plating:     Acid Fluoborate Bath R.T. N/A N/A A N/A D A N/A
 Plating Solutions,   Zinc Plating:     Acid Sulfate Bath 66oC N/A N/A D N/A D A N/A
 Plating Solutions,   Zinc Plating:     Alkaline Cyanide Bath R.T. N/A N/A A N/A A A N/A
 Potash (Potassium Carbonate) A B A A A N/A N/A
 Potassium Bicarbonate A C A B A A N/A
 Potassium Bromide A A A A A A A
 Potassium Chlorate A B A A C A A
 Potassium Chloride A A A A A A A
 Potassium Chromate N/A C A B B A N/A
 Potassium Cyanide Solutions A C A A A A N/A
 Potassium Dichromate B A A A B A A
 Potassium Ferricyanide B B A A B A N/A
 Potassium Ferrocyanide N/A N/A A A B A N/A
 Potassium Hydroxide (Caustic Potash) A A A A C A D
 Potassium Hypochlorite N/A N/A B A B A N/A
 Potassium Iodide B N/A A A A A N/A
 Potassium Nitrate B A A A B A A
 Potassium Oxalate N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A A N/A
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 Potassium Permanganate B A A A D A A
 Potassium Sulfate B B A A A A A
 Potassium Sulfide B N/A A A A A N/A
 Propane (liquefied) N/A A A A A A C
 Propylene B N/A B N/A N/A A N/A
 Propylene Glycol B B C N/A A A B
 Pyridine N/A B D D C A D
 Pyrogallic Acid N/A D A A N/A A N/A
 Resorcinal A N/A C N/A D A B
 Rosins N/A B C N/A A A N/A
 Rum N/A A A N/A A N/A N/A
 Rust Inhibitors N/A A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
 Salad Dressings N/A A N/A N/A A N/A N/A
 Salicylic Acid A D B A A A A
 Salt Brine (NaCl saturated) N/A N/A A A A A A
 Sea Water N/A A A A A A A
 Shellac (Bleached) N/A A N/A N/A A A N/A
 Shellac (Orange) N/A A N/A N/A A A N/A
 Silicone D A A A A A A
 Silver Bromide N/A C N/A N/A N/A A N/A
 Silver Nitrate B A A A A A A
 Soap Solutions A A A A A A A
 Soda Ash (see Sodium Carbonate) B A A A B A A
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 Sodium Acetate B B B A B A A
 Sodium Aluminate N/A B N/A N/A A A N/A
 Sodium Benzoate A N/A B A B A A
 Sodium Bicarbonate A A A A A A A
 Sodium Bisulfate A B A A A A A
 Sodium Bisulfite A C A A C A A
 Sodium Borate (Borax) A N/A A A A A A
 Sodium Bromide B A B A B A N/A
 Sodium Carbonate B A A A B A A
 Sodium Chlorate A A A A D A A
 Sodium Chloride A A A A A A A
 Sodium Chromate N/A D N/A A C A A
 Sodium Cyanide A A A A A A N/A
 Sodium Ferrocyanide N/A A A A N/A A N/A
 Sodium Fluoride A N/A A A B A N/A
 Sodium Hydrosulfite N/A N/A C N/A A A N/A
 Sodium Hydroxide (20%) B A A A A A A
 Sodium Hydroxide (50%) A A A A A A D
 Sodium Hydroxide (80%) A D A A C A D
 Sodium Hypochlorite (<20%) B D A A D A C
 Sodium Hypochlorite (100%) N/A D B A D A N/A
 Sodium Hyposulfate N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A A N/A
 Sodium Metaphosphate N/A B A A A A N/A
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 Sodium Metasilicate N/A D A N/A N/A A N/A
 Sodium Nitrate N/A A A A A A N/A
 Sodium Perborate N/A B A N/A B A N/A
 Sodium Peroxide N/A D B A A A A
 Sodium Polyphosphate N/A B A A A A N/A
 Sodium Silicate N/A C A A A A N/A
 Sodium Sulfate N/A B A A A A A
 Sodium Sulfide N/A B A A A A D
 Sodium Sulfite N/A N/A A A D A N/A
 Sodium Tetraborate N/A B A N/A A A N/A
 Sodium Thiosulfate (hypo) N/A C A A B A D
 Sorghum N/A A N/A N/A A N/A N/A
 Soy Sauce N/A A N/A N/A A N/A N/A
 Stannic Chloride N/A C A A B A A
 Stannic Fluoborate N/A C N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
 Stannous Chloride N/A N/A A A C A N/A
 Starch N/A A A N/A A A N/A
 Stearic Acid N/A A B A A A A
 Stoddard Solvent B A C A A A A
 Styrene N/A A D N/A A A D
 Sugar (Liquids) B A N/A N/A A A N/A
 Sulfate (Liquors) N/A D B A B A N/A
 Sulfur Chloride N/A D C A A A N/A
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 Sulfur Dioxide D B A A C A N/A
 Sulfur Dioxide (dry) N/A B A A B A A
 Sulfur Hexafluoride N/A N/A B N/A B N/A N/A
 Sulfur Trioxide N/A N/A A N/A D A N/A
 Sulfur Trioxide (dry) N/A D A C A A N/A
 Sulfuric Acid (<10%) B D A A C A A
 Sulfuric Acid (10-75%) B D A A D A B
 Sulfuric Acid (75-100%) N/A N/A D A D A D
 Sulfuric Acid (cold concentrated) N/A N/A D A D A N/A
 Sulfuric Acid (hot concentrated) N/A N/A D C D A D
 Sulfurous Acid N/A C A A D A N/A
 Sulfuryl Chloride N/A A N/A N/A N/A A N/A
 Tallow N/A A N/A N/A A A N/A
 Tannic Acid N/A B A B C A C
 Tanning Liquors N/A B A N/A A A N/A
 Tartaric Acid N/A B A B B A N/A
 Tetrachloroethane N/A A C A C A N/A
 Tetrachloroethylene N/A A D N/A A A D
 Tetrahydrofuran N/A A D B A A D
 Tin Salts N/A N/A A A N/A A N/A
 Toluene (Toluol) D C D A A A D
 Tomato Juice B B A A A A A
 Trichloroacetic Acid N/A N/A B B C A D
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 Trichloroethane N/A A C A C A D
 Trichloroethylene D D D B C A N/A
 Trichloropropane D A N/A N/A N/A A N/A
 Tricresylphosphate B C D D A A N/A
 Triethylamine N/A D B A A A N/A
 Trisodium Phosphate B A A A A A N/A
 Turpentine D A D A B A D
 Urea B A D A A A D
 Uric Acid N/A N/A A N/A A A N/A
 Urine N/A A A A B A N/A
 Varnish N/A A D N/A A A N/A
 Vegetable Juice B A N/A N/A A A N/A
 Vinegar A B B B A A A
 Vinyl Acetate N/A N/A D A N/A A N/A
 Vinyl Chloride D N/A D B A A N/A
 Water, Acid, Mine B A B A A A B
 Water, Deionized N/A N/A A A A A N/A
 Water, Distilled B B A A A A A
 Water, Fresh A A B A A A A
 Water, Salt N/A A B A A A A
 Weed Killers N/A A N/A N/A A N/A N/A
 Whey N/A A N/A N/A N/A A N/A
 Whiskey & Wines C A A A A A A
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 White Liquor (Pulp Mill) N/A D A A A A N/A
 White Water (Paper Mill) N/A B A N/A A N/A N/A
 Xylene D A D A A A D
 Zinc Chloride A C B A A A A
 Zinc Hydrosulfite A C N/A N/A A A N/A
 Zinc Sulfate A C A A A A A
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Links to Corrosion Resistance Tables
  1. Corrosion Doctors ...An excellent reference site for the very important topic of corrosion
  2. Omega...Chemical Chart-Some Plastics
  3. dultmeier...Relatively extensive Chemical Chart
  4. Chemical Resistance Guide -Plastics ...George fischer ..American Site
  5. Chemical Compatibility ...Cole Porter ..American site with very clear information on chemical compatibility

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