CHEMICAL RESISTANCE CHART

1 = Excellent

2 = Good

3 = Conditional

4 = Not Recommended

 

Chemical

Rubber

EPDM

Natural

Nitrile

Neoprene

Acetaldehyde

1

3

4

3

Acetic Acid   (Glacial)

1

3

3

3

Acetic Acid - 30%

1

2

3

4

Acetic Anhydride

2

3

3

2

Acetone

2

4

4

2

Alcohols

1

2

1

1

Aluminum Chloride

2

1

1

1

Aluminum Nitrate

1

1

1

1

Ammonium Carbonate

1

1

2

1

Ammonium Hydroxide

1

4

4

1

Ammonium Nitrate

1

4

1

2

Ammonium Phosphate

1

2

1

1

Ammonium Sulfate

2

1

1

1

Animal Fats

2

4

2

2

Asphalt

4

4

2

4

Barium Chloride

1

1

1

1

Borax

1

2

2

1

Boric Acid

1

1

1

1

Butter

4

4

1

3

Calcium Chloride

1

1

1

1

Calcium Hydroxide

1

1

1

1

Calcium Nitrate

1

1

1

1

Carbolic Acid

4

4

4

4

Castor Oil

2

4

1

1

Chlorinated Solvents

4

4

4

4

Chlorine Solutions

1

1

3

1

Citric Acid

1

1

1

1

Coal

1

4

1

2

Coconut Oil

1

4

1

2

Copper Sulfate

1

2

1

1

Corn Oil

3

4

1

2

Cotton Seed  Oil

3

4

1

2

Denatured Alcohol

1

1

1

1

Diesel Fuel

4

4

1

2

Ethyl Alcohol

1

1

1

1

Ethyl Cellulose

1

1

1

1

Ethylene Glycol

1

2

1

1

Fatty Acids

4

4

2

2

Ferric Chloride

1

1

1

1

Ferric Sulfate

1

1

1

1

Formaldehyde

1

4

2

2

Fuel Oils

4

4

1

2

Furfural

2

4

1

1

Gasoline

4

4

1

2

Glucose

1

1

1

1

Glycerine

1

1

1

1

Hydraulic Oil

4

4

2

2

Hydrochloric Acid

1

2

4

1

Kerosene

4

4

2

3

Lacquers

4

4

4

4

Lard

4

4

2

3

Limestone

1

1

1

1

Linseed Oil

2

4

1

2

Lubricating Oil

4

4

1

2

Magnesium Chloride

1

1

1

1

Magnesium Hydroxide

1

2

2

1

Magnesium Sulfate

1

2

1

1

Methyl Alcohol

1

1

1

1

Methyl Ethyl   Ketone

1

4

4

4

Mineral Oil

4

4

1

2

Mineral Spirits

4

4

3

2

Molasses

1

1

1

1

Naptha

4

4

3

4

Nitric Acid

2

4

4

4

Oil Sands

4

4

1

2

Oil Shale

4

4

1

2

Ozone

1

4

4

2

Paraffin

2

4

1

2

Peanut Oil

3

4

2

2

Petroleum Oils

4

4

1

2

Phosphate Ore

1

1

1

1

Phosphoric Acid

1

3

2

2

Pine Oil

4

4

1

4

Potassium Chloride

1

1

1

1

Potassium Hydroxide

1

2

2

1

Potassium Nitrate

1

1

1

1

Potassium Sulfate

1

2

1

1

Silicone Oil

2

3

1

1

Soda Ash

1

1

1

1

Sodium Bicarbonate

2

1

1

1

Sodium Bisulfate

1

2

1

1

Sodium Chloride

1

1

1

1

Sodium Hydroxide

1

1

2

1

Sodium Hypochlorite

2

3

3

2

Sodium Nitrate

1

2

2

1

Sodium Peroxide

1

2

2

1

Sodium Phosphates

1

1

1

1

Sodium Silicate

1

1

1

1

Sodium Sulfate

2

2

1

1

Sodium Sulfide

2

3

4

2

Soybean Oil

2

4

1

2

Sugar Beets

1

1

1

1

Sugar Cane

1

1

1

1

Sulfur

1

4

4

1

Sulfuric Acid

2

3

4

1

Tar (Bituminous)

4

4

1

2

Tartaric Acid

2

2

1

2

Tetrachloro-ethylene

4

4

4

4

Toluene

4

4

3

4

Tar (Bituminous)

4

4

1

2

Tartaric Acid

2

2

1

2

Tetrachloro-ethylene

4

4

4

4

Toluene

4

4

3

4

Trichloroethylene

4

4

4

4

Trichloroethane

4

4

4

4

Turpentine

4

4

1

4

Ultra-Violet

2

2

3

1

Urea

1

1

1

1

Urine

2

2

2

2

Vegetable Oils

3

4

1

2

Vinegar

1

2

2

1

Water

1

1

1

1

Wood Oils

4

4

1

2

Xylene

4

4

4

4

Zinc Chloride

1

1

1

1

Zinc Sulfate

1

2

1

1

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