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Phenolic/Epoxies Chemical Resistance Data

A= No Effect or Excellent
B= Minor Effect or Good
C= Moderate Effect or Fair
D= Severe Effect or Not Recommended

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

Chemical/Agent Epoxy Phenolic
Acetaldehyde A A
Acetamide A -
Acetate Solv. A -
Acetic Acid,Glacial B -
Acetic Acid 20% B -
Acetic Acid 80% B -
Acetic Acid A -
Acetic Anhydride A A
Acetone B -
Acetyl Chloride A -
Acetylene A A
Acrylonitrile A -
Amyl A A
Benzyl A A
Butyl A A
Diacetone A A
Ethyl A A
Hexyl A A
Isobutyl A C
Isopropyl A A
Methyl A A
Octyl A A
Propyl A C
Aluminum Chloride 20% A D
Aluminum Chloride A D
Aluminum Flouride A  
Aluminun Hydroxide A A
Alum Potassium Sulfate (ALUM),10% A -
Alum Potassium Sulfate (ALUM) 100% A -
Aluminum Sulfate A A
Amines A -
Ammonia 10% B -
Ammonia Anhydrous A A
Ammonia, Liquids A A
Ammonia, Nitrate A A
Ammonium Bifluoride A A
Ammonium Carbonate A D
Ammonium Casenite A -
Ammonium Chloride A A
Ammonium Hydroxide A A
Ammonium Nitrate A C
Ammonium Oxalate A -
Ammonium Persulfate A C
Ammonium Phosphate, Dibasic A A
Ammonium Phosphate, Monobasic A A
Ammonium Phosphate, Tribasic A A
Ammonium Sulfate A A
Ammonium Thio-Sulfate A A
Amyl-Acetate A -
Amyl Alcohol A A
Amyl Chloride A -
Aniline A -
Anti-Freeze A B
Antimony Trichloride A -
Aqua Regia D D
(80%, HCI, 20%, HNO) -
Arochlor 1248 A -
Aromatic Hydrocarbons A A
Arsenic Acid A A
Asphalt A D
Barium Carbonate A -
Barium Chloride A A
Barium Cyanide A -
Barium Hydroxide A A
Barium Nitrate B D
Barium Sulfate B -
Barium Sulfide A -
Beer A A
Beet Sugar Liquids A A
Benzaldehyde A -
Benzene A C
Benzoic Acid A C
Benzol A A
Borax (Sodium Borate) A D
Boric Acid A A
Brewery Slop A A
Bromine (Wet) C D
Butadiene A -
Butanes A -
Butanol - -
Butter A D
Buttermilk A -
Butylene A A
Butyl Acetate A D
Butyric Acid A A
Calcium Bisulfate A -
Calcium Bisulfide A -
Calcium Bisufite - -
Calcium Carbonate A -
Calcium Chlorate A -
Calcium Chloride A A
Calcium Hydroxide A -
Calcium Hypochlorite A A
Calcium Sulfate A  
Calgon A D
Cane Juice A A
Carbolic Acid (See Phenol) - -
Carbon Bisulfide A -
Carbon Dioxide (Wet) - -
Carbon Disulfide A -
Carbon Monoxide A -
Carbon Tetrachloride C A
Carbonated Water A -
Carbonic A A
Catsup A D
Chloracetic Acid B -
Chloric Acid D -
Chlorinated Glue A D
Chlorine, B D
Anhydrous Liquid -
Chlorine (Dry) D -
Chlorine Water - -
Chlorobenzene (Mono) A -
Chlorosulfonic Acid C -
Chlorox (Bleach) A D
Chocolate Syrup A D
Chromic Acid 5% B C
Chromic Acid 10% C -
Chromic Acid 30% D -
Chromic Acid 50% C C
Cider A D
Citric Acid A B
Citric Oils A -
Coffee A -
Copper Chloride  A D
Copper Cyanide  C B
Copper Floborate A B
Copper Nitrate A A
Copper Sulfate  A -
(5% Solution) -
Copper Sulfate A B
Cream A B
Cresols A -
Cresylic Acid A -
Cyclohexane A -
Cyanic Acid A -
Detergents A -
Dichlorethane A -
Diesel Fuel A -
Diethylamine A -
Diethylene Gycol A -
Diphenyl Oxide A -
Dyes A -
Epsom Salts(Magnesium Sulfate) A A
Ethane A -
Ethanolamine A B
Ether A -
Ethyl Acetate A A
Ethyl Chloride A D
Ethyl Sulfate A -
Ethylene Chloride A -
Ethylene Dichloride A -
Ethylene Glycol A B
Ethylene Oxide A -
Fatty Acids A D
Ferric Chloride A B
Ferric Nitrate A -
Ferric Sulfate A -
Ferrous Chloride A A
Ferrous Sulfate A A
Fluboric Acid A A
Fluorine D -
Fluosilicic Acid C -
Formaldehyde 40% A -
Formaldehyde A C
Formic Acid B B
Freon 11 A C
Freon 12 (wet) A D
Freon 22 A -
Freon 113 A -
Freon T.F. A -
Fruit Juice A -
Fuel Oils A -
Furan Resin A A
Furfural A A
Gallic Acid - -
Gasoline A A
Gelatin A D
Glucose A A
Glue P.V.A. A -
Glycerine A A
Cycolic Acid A -
Gold Monocyanide A A
Grape Juice A A
Grease A -
Heptane A -
Hexane A -
Honey A -
Hydraulic Oils (Petroleum) A -
Hydraulic Oils (Synthetic) A -
Hydrazine A A
Hydrobromic Acid 20% B -
Hydrobromic Acid A D
Hydrochloric Acid A -
(Dry Gas) -
Hydrochloric Acid (20%) A A
Hydrochloric Acid (37%) A C
Hydrochloric Acid 100% A -
Hydrocyanic Acid A -
Hydrocyanic Acid (Gas 10%) A -
Hydrofluoric Acid (20%) B D
Hydrofluoric Acid (75%) C D
Hydrofluoric Acid 100% A -
Hydrofluosilicic Acid (20%) C D
Hydrofluosilicic Acid - -
Hydrogen Gas A -
Hydrogen Peroxide 10% D -
Hydrogen Peroxide 30% B -
Hydrogen Peroxide A D
Hydrogen Sulfide, Aqueous Solution A D
Hydrogen Sulfide (Dry) A -
Hydroxyacetic Acid (70%) A -
Ink A -
Iodine A -
Iodine (In Alcohol) - -
Iodoform - -
Isotane A -
Isopropyl Acetate A -
Isopropyl Ether 2 - -
Jet Fuel (JP3,JP4,JP5) A D
Kerosene A A
Ketones C A
Lacquers A A
Lacquer Thinners - -
Lactic Acid A -
Lard A D
Latex A D
Lead Acetate A -
Lead Sulfamate A -
Ligroin A -
Lime A D
Lubricants A A
Magnesium Carbonate A -
Magnesium Chloride A A
Magnesium Hydroxide A D
Magnesium Nitrate A -
Magnesium Oxide A -
Magnesium Sulfate A A
Maleic Acid A -
Maleic Anhydride A -
Malic Acid - -
Mash A -
Mayonnaise A -
Melamine A -
Mercuric Chloride (Dilute Solution) A A
Mercuric Cyanide A  
Mercury A D
Methanol (See Alcohol Methyl) - -
Methyl Acetate - -
Methyl Acrylate A -
Methyl Acetone C -
Methyl Alcohol 10% A -
Methyl Bromide B -
Methyl Butyl Ketone B -
Methyl Cellosolve C -
Methyl Chloride A -
Methyl Dichloride A -
Methyl Ethyl Ketone B A
Methyl Isobutyl Ketone B -
Methyl Isopropyl Ketone B -
Methyl Methacrylate A -
Methylamine A -
Methylene Chloride A -
Milk A A
Molasses A A
Mustard A D
Naptha A A
Napthalene A A
Nickel Chloride A A
Nickel Sulfate A C
Nitric Acid (10% Solution) A -
Nitric Acid (20% Solution) B -
Nitric Acid (50% Solution) D -
Nitric Acid (Concentrated Solution) D -
Nitrobenzene B -
OILS   -
Aniline A D
Anise A -
Bay A -
Bone A -
Castor A -
Cinnamon A A
Citric A -
Clove A A
Coconut A A
Cod Liver A A
Corn A -
Cotton Seed A A
Cresote A -
Diesel Fuel (2D,3D,4D,5D) A -
Fuel (1,2,3,5A,5B,6) A -
Ginger A A
Hydraulic (See Hydraulic)   -
Lemon A A
Linseed A A
Mineral A A
Olive A A
Orange A A
Palm A A
Peanut A A
Peppermint A A
Pine A A
Rape Seed A A
Rosin A A
Sesame Seed A A
Silicone A A
Soybean A A
Sperm A A
Tanning A A
Turbine A A
Oleic Acid A -
Oleum 25% D -
Oleum A -
Oxalic Acid (cold) A -
Paraffin A -
Pentane A -
Perchloroethylenen A D
Petrolatum A -
Phenol 10% C -
Phenol (Carbolic Acid) B D
Phosphoric Acid (to 40% Solution) A -
Phosphoric Acid (40%-100% Solution) C -
Phosphoric Acid (Crude) A D
Phosphoric Anhydride (Dry or Moist) - -
Phosphoric Anhydride (Molten) A -
Photographic (Developer) A A
Phthalic Anhydride - -
Picric Acid A -
Antimony Plating 130º F B A
Arsenic Plating 110º F B A
Regular Brass Bath 100º F B A
High Speed Brass Bath 110º F B -
Copper-Cadmium Bronze Bath R.T. B A
Copper-Tin Bronze Bath 160º F C A
Copper-Zinc Bronze Bath 100º F B A
Cyanide Bath 90º F B -
Fluoborate Bath 100º F B A
Chromic-Sulfuric Bath130º F D -
Fluosilicate Bath 95º F D -
Fluoride Bath 130º F D -
Black Chrome Bath 115º F D -
Barrel Chrome Bath 95º F D -
COPPER PLATING (Cyanide)    
Copper Strike Bath 120º F   -
Rochelle Salt Bath 150º F C -
High Speed Bath 180º F C -
Copper Sulfate Bath R.T. D -
Copper Fluoborate Bath 120º F D A
COPPER (Misc.)    
Copper Pyrophosphate 140º F B -
Copper (Electroless) 140º F B -
Cyanide 150º F D -
Neutral 75º F A -
Acid 75º F A -
Indium Sulfamate Plating R.T. A -
Ferrous Chloride Bath 190º F D -
Ferrous Sulfate Bath 150º F D A
Ferrous Am. Sulfate Bath 150º F D A
Sulfate-Chloride Bath 160º F D A
Fluoborate Bath 145º F D -
Sulfamate 140º F A -
Lead Fluoborate Plating A A
Watts Type 115-160º F D -
High Chloride 130-160º F D -
Fluoborate 100-170º F D A
Sulfamate 100-140º F A -
Electroless 200 º F B -
Rhodium Plating 120º F A -
Silver Plating 80-120º F A A
Tin-Fluoborate Plating 100º F A A
Tin-Lead Plating 100º F A -
Acid Chloride 140º F A -
Acid Sulfate Bath 150º F D A
Acid Fluoborate Bath R.T. A -
Alkaline Cyanide Bath R.T. A -
Potash A C
Potassium Bicarbonate A A
Potassium Bromide A -
Potassium Carbonate A A
Potassium Chlorate A  
Potassium Chloride A A
Potassium Chromate C D
Potassium Cyanide Solutions A D
Potassium Dichromate A D
Potassium Ferrocyanide A -
Potassium Hydroxide (50%) A C
Potassium Nitrate A -
Potassium Permanganate B A
Potassium Sulfate A A
Potassium Sulfide - -
Propane (Liquified) A -
Propylene Glycol A A
Pyridine A -
Pyrogallic Acid A -
Rosins A -
Rum A A
Rust Inhibitors A A
Salad Dressing A D
Sea Water A A
Shellac (Bleached) A -
Shellac (Orange) A -
Silicone A -
Silver Bromide A -
Silver Nitrate A A
Soap Solutions A A
Soda Ash ( See Sodium Carbonate)    
Sodium Acetate A -
Sodium Aluminate A -
Sodium Bicarbonate A A
Sodium Bisulfate A A
Sodium Bisulfite A D
Sodium Borate - -
Sodium Carbonate A -
Sodium Chlorate A -
Sodium Chloride A A
Sodium Chromate C D
Sodium Cyanide A A
Sodium Fluoride A -
Sodium Hydrosulfite - -
Sodium Hydroxide (20%) A C
Sodium Hydroxide (50% Solution) A D
Sodium Hydroxide (80% Solution) A D
Sodium Hypochlorite  (to 20%) B D
Sodium Hypochlorite A -
Sodium Hyposulfate C -
Sodium Metaphosphate A A
Sodium Metasilicate A  
Sodium Nitrate A A
Sodium Perborate A A
Sodium Peroxide A A
Sodium Polyphosphate (Mono, Di , Tribasic) A A
Sodium Silicate A A
Sodium Sulfate A A
Sodium Sulfide A D
Sodium Sulfite A A
Sodium Tetraborate A -
Sodium Thiosulphate ("Hypo") A A
Sorghum A D
Soy Sauce A D
Stannic Chloride A -
Stannic Fluoborate A A
Stannous Chloride A -
Starch A A
Stearic Acid A -
Stoddard Solvent A D
Styrene A -
Sugar (Liquids) A -
Sulfate Liquors A -
Sulfur Chloride C -
Sulfur Dioxide 2 A A
Sulfur Dioxide (Dry) D -
Sulfur Trioxide (Dry) A -
Sulfuric Acid (to 10%) A D
Sulfuric Acid (10%-75%) B D
Sulfuric Acid 75%-100% D D
Sulfurous Acid A D
Sulfuryl Chloride A -
Syrup A -
Tallow A -
Tannic Acid A -
Tanning Liquors A C
Tartaric Acid A A
Tetrachlorethane A -
Tetrahydrofuran A -
Toluene, Toluol A A
Tomato Juice A -
Trichlorethane A -
Trichlorethylene A A
Trichloropropane A -
Tricresylphosphate A -
Triethylamine A -
Turpentine A -
Urine A A
Vegetable Juice A A
Vinegar A -
Varnish (Use Viton® for Aromatic) A -
Water, Acid , Mine A -
Water, Distilled , Lab Grade A A
Water, Fresh A A
Water, Salt A A
Weed Killers A -
Whey A -
Whiskey and Wines A A
White Liquor (Pulp Mill) A A
White Water (Paper Mill) A -
Xylene A A
Zinc Chloride A A
Zinc Hydrosulphite A A
Zinc Hydrosulfate A -
Zinc Sulfate A A