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LDPE Chemical Resistance Chart

Side by Side Material Comparison Chemical Resistance Chart (Note: Large File)

Reagent (20°C) LDPE
Inorganic acids E
Organic acids E
Oxidizing agents conc. B
Alcohols E
Aldehydes B
Amines B
Bases E
Ketones B
Ethers B
Esters E
Glycols E
Aliphatic hydrocarbons B
Aromatic hydrocarbons B
Halogenated hydrocarbons B
Mineral oils S
Vegetable oils B
Lubricating oils B

Chemical resistance chart

E = excellent resistance: no etching B=Good res. little etching after 30 days exposure to reagent.
S= Fair resistance, etching after 7 days exposure to reagent N= not recommended

Reagent LDPE
  20°C 50°C
Actaldehyde B N
Acetone E E
Acetic acid E E
Aluminum hydroxide E B
Ammonium chlodide E E
Ammonium hydroxide 5% E E
Ammonium hydroxide 28% E B
Amyl chloride N N
Aniline E B
Banzaldehyde E B
Benzene S N
Boric acid E E
Bromine N N
Bromoform N N
Butadiene N N
Butyl acetate B S
Butyl Alcohol E B
Butyric acid N N
Calcium hydroxide E E
Calcium hypochloride E E
Carbon disulphide N N
Carbon tetrachloride S N
Cellosolve E B
Chlorine in air B N
Chlorine (moist) B N
Chloroform S N
Citric add. E E
Cresol N N
Cyclohexane B S
p-dichlorobenzene S N
Diethylene glycol E E
Diethylene formamide E E
Dioxane B S
Ethyl acetate E E
Ethyl alcohol E B
Ethyl chloride S N
Ethylene chloride B N
Ethylene oxide B S
Ethyl ether S N
Formaldehyde E B
Formic acid E B
Gasoline S N
Hexane E E
Hydrochloric acid 35% E E
Hydrofluoric acid E E
Hydrogen peroxide E B
Kerosene S N
Lactic acid E E
Methyl alcohol E E
Methyl ethyl ketone E B
Methyl isobutyl ketone B S
Methylene chloride S N
Mineral oil B N
Nitric acid 1-10% E E
Nitric acid 50% B B
Nitric acid 65% N N
Nitrobenzene N N
Perchloric acid B N
Petroleum ether S N
Phenol B N
Phosphoric acid 85% E E
Potassium bichromate E B
Potassium hydroxide conc. E E
Potassium permanganate E B
Propane N N
Propylene glycol N N
Silver nitrate E E
Sodium hydroxide conc. B S
Sodium hypochloride E E
Sulfuric acid 20% E E
Sulfuric acid 98% E E
Tetrahydrofuran E B
Thionil chloride S N
Toluene N N
Trichloroacetic acid S N
sim-trichloroethane N N
Trichloroethylene N N
Turpentine S N
Urea E E
Xylene B N