Application Notes

The beside mentioned data is intended only as a guide for chemical compatibility. We do not assume any liability for the accuracy of the information. It is strongly recommended that users perform their own tests to determine suitability of material.

Chemical resistance chart

+ = Excellent
o = Limited
- = Poor
Chemical resistance @20°C / @60°C
ABS PA PP POM Stainless Steel 304
Acetic Acid, dilute - / - - / - + / + + / o + / +
Acetone - / - + / + + / o + / o + / +
Ammonium Hydroxide o / - + / + + / + + / + + / +
Aniline - / - o / - + / + - / - + / +
Beer, Wine, Whiskey + / + + / + + / + + / + + / +
Butanol  + / o + / + + / + + / o + / +
Chloroform - / - - / - - / - - / - + / +
Citric Acid + / + + / + + / + + / - o / o
Copper Sulphate + / + - / - + / + + / + o / o
Detergents + / o + / o + / + + / + + / +
Diesel fuel + / + o / o + / o + / + + / +
Ethanol  + / + + / + + / + + / + + / +
Ethylene Glycol + / + + / + + / + + / o + / +
Ferric Chloride + / + - / - + / + - / - - / -
Formaldehyde (Formalin) + / + o / o + / + + / + + / +
Formic Acid + / o - / - + / + - / - + / o
Fruit Juice + / + + / + + / + + / - + / +
Gasoline - / - - / -
- / - + / + + / +
Glycerol (Glycerin) + / + + / + + / + + / + + / +
Hydrogen Peroxide, dilute - / - - / - + / + o / - + / +
Lactic Acid + / + o / - + / + + / - + / o
Methanol - / - o / - + / + + / + + / +
Milk + / o + / + + / + + / + + / +
Mineral Oil + / + + / + + / + + / + + / +
Nitric Acid, dilute - / - - / - + / + - / - + / o
Nitrobenzene - / - - / - + / + + / - + / +
Phosphoric Acid, dilute + / + - / - + / + + / - o / -
Propanol (IPA) o / - + / + + / + + / + o / o
Silver Nitrate + / o o / - + / + + / - + / +
Soaps + / + + / + + / + + / + + / +
Sodium Hydroxide, dilute + / + o / - + / + + / + + / +
Sulphuric Acid, dilute o / - - / - + / + o / - o / -
Urine + / + + / + + / + + / + + / +
Vegetable Oil + / o + / + + / + + / + + / +
Water + / + + / o + / + + / + + / +
Water, Sea-, Salt- + / + + / o + / + + / + - / -