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PTFE Chemical Resistance

A-No effect, Excellent
B-Minor effect, Good
C-Moderate effect, Fair
D-Severe effect, Not Recommended

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

Chemical PTFE
Acetaidehyde5 D
Acetamide --
Acetate Solv.2 D
Acetic Acid, Glacia1 B
Acetic Acid 20% --
Acetic Acid 80% --
Acetic Acid B
Acetic Anhydride D
Acetone 6 D
Acetyl Chloride --
Acetylene2 --
Acrylonitrile --
Alohois Amyl B
Benzyl B
Butyl B
Diacetone2 --
Ethyl C
Hexyl --
Isobutyl --
Isopropyl --
Methyl6 --
Octyl --
Propyl --
Aluminum Chloride 20% B
Aluminum Chloride A
Aluminum Flouride --
Aluminum Hydroxide6 --
Alum Potassium Sulfate (Alum), 10% --
Alum Potassium Sulfate (Alum), 100% B
Aluminum Sulfate B
Amines A
Ammonia 10% --
Ammonia, Anhydrous B
Ammonia, Liquids B
Ammonia, Nitrate B
Ammonia, Bifluoride --
Ammonia, Carbonate B
Ammonia, Casenite --
Ammonia, Chloride A
Ammonia, Hydroxide A
Ammonia, Nitrate A
Ammonia, Oxalate --
Ammonia, Persulfate A
Ammonia, Phrosphate, Dibasic A
Ammonia, Phrosphate, Monobasic A
Ammonia, Phrosphate, Tribasic A
Ammonia, Sulfate A
Ammonia, Thio-sulfate --
Amyl-Acetate A
Amyl Alcohol A
Amyl Chloride A
Aniline A
Anti-Freeze A
Antimony Trichloride A
Aqua Regia (80%, HCI, 20%, HNO) A
Arochlor 1248 --
Aromatic Hydrocarbons --
Arsenic Acid A
Asphalt --
Barium Carbonate A
Barium Chloride A
Barium Cyanide --
Barium Hydroxide A
Barium Nitrate --
Barium Sulfate A
Barium Sulfide A
Beer2 A
Beef Sugar Liquids A
Benzaldehyde3 A
Benzene2 A
Benzoic Acid A
Benzol A
Borax (Sodium Borate) A
Boric Acid A
Brewery Slop --
Bromine2 (wet) A
Butadiene A
Butane 2 1 A
Butanol A
Butter --
Buttermilk A
Butylene A
Butyl Acetate1 A
Butyric Acid1 A
Calcium Bisulfate A
Calcium Bisulfide A
Calcium Bisulfite A
Calcium Carbonate A
Calcium Chlorate A
Calcium Chloride A
Calcium Hydroxide A
Calcium Hypochlorite A
Calcium Sulfate A
Calgon --
Cane Juice2 --
Carbolic Acid (See Phenol) --
Carbon Bisulfide2 --
Carbon Dioxide (wet) A
Carbon Disulfide2 A
Carbon Monoxide --
Carbon Tetrachloride2 1 A
Carbonated Water --
Carbonic Acid A
Catsup --
Chloracetic Acid2 A
Chloric Acid A
Chlorinated Glue --
Chlorine, Anhydrous Liquid A
Chlorine (dry) A
Chlorine Water A
Chlorobenzene (Mono) A
Chloroform A
Chlorosulfonic Acid1 A
Chlorox (Bleach) A
Chocolate Syrup --
Chromic Acid 5% --
Chromic Acid 10% A
Chromic Acid 30% A
Chromic Acid 50% A
Cider --
Citric Acid A
Citric Oils --
Coffee A
Copper Chloride A
Copper Cyanide A
Copper Floborate A
Copper Nitrate A
Copper Sulfate (5% Solution) A
Copper Sulfate A
Cream --
Cresols2 --
Cresylic Acid A
Cyclohexane --
Cyanic Acid --
Detergents --
Dichlorethane A
Diesel Fuel --
Diethylamine A
Diethylene Gycol --
Diphenyl Oxide --
Dyes --
Epsom Salts (Magnesium Sulfate) --
Ethane --
Ethanolamine --
Ether 3 --
Ethyl Acetate2 A
Ethyl Chloride A
Ethyl Sulfate --
Ethylene Chloride2 A
Ethylene Dichloride A
Ethylene Glycol4 A
Ethylene Oxide A
Fatty Acids A
Ferric Chloride A
Ferric Nitrate A
Ferric Sulfate A
Ferrous Chloride A
Ferrous Sulfate A
Fluoboric Acid A
Fluorine C
Fluosilicic Acid A
Formaldehyde 40% A
Formaldehyde A
Formic Acid6 A
Freon 111 A
Freon 12 (wet)2 A
Freon 22 --
Freon 113 --
Freon T.F.4 --
Fruit Juice D
Fuel Oils A
Furan Resin A
Furfural1 A
Gallic Acid A
Gasoline 1 4 A
Gelatin A
Glucose A
Glue P.V.A.1 A
Glycerine A
Cycolic Acid --
Gold Monocyanide --
Grape Juice --
Grease 4 --
Heptane1 --
Hexane1 --
Honey --
Hydraulic Oils (petroleum)1 --
Hydraulic Oils (Synthetic)1 --
Hydrazine --
Hydrobromic Acid 20% --
Hydrobromic Acid 4 B
Hydrobromic Acid (Dry gas) --
Hydrobromic Acid (20%)4 B
Hydrobromic Acid (37%)4 B
Hydrobromic Acid 100% A
Hydrocyanic Acid B
Hydrocyanic Acid (Gas 10%) --
Hydrofluoric Acid (20%)1 B
Hydrofluoric Acid (75%)1 2 B
Hydrofluoric Acid 100% D
Hydrofluosilicic Acid (20%) --
Hydrofluosilicic Acid C
Hydrogen Gas --
Hydrogen Peroxide 10% A
Hydrogen Peroxide 30% --
Hydrogen Peroxide C
Hydrogen Sulfide, Aqueous Solution B
Hydrogen Sulfide (dry) --
Hydroxyacetic Acid (70%) --
Ink --
Iodine B
Iodine (In Alcohol) --
Iodoform --
Isotane2 --
Isopropyl Acetate --
Isopropyl Ether2 --
Jet Fuel (JP#, JP4, JP5) --
Kerosene2 D
Ketones D
Lacquers D
Lacquer Thinners --
Lactic Acid B
Lard --
Latex --
Lead Acetate B
Lead Sulfamate --
Ligroin3 --
Lime --
Lubricants --
Magnesium Carbonate --
Magnesium Chloride B
Magnesium Hydroxide --
Magnesium Nitrate --
Magnesium Oxide --
Magnesium Sulfate B
Maleic Acid B
Maleic Anhydride --
Malic Acid A
Mash --
Mayonnaise A
Melamine --
Mercuric Chloride (Dilute Solution) A
Mercuric Cyanide A
Mercury A
Methanol (See Alcohol Methyl) --
Methyl Acetate A
Methyl Acrylate --
Methyl Acetone A
Methyl Alcohol 10% A
Mehtyl Bromide --
Methyl Butyl Ketone --
Methyl Cellosive --
Methyl Chloride A
Methyl Dichloride --
Methyl Ethyl Ketone A
Methyl Isobutyl Ketone 2 A
Methyul Isopropyl Ketone --
Methyl Methacrylate --
Methylamine --
Methylene Chloride A
Milk --
Molasses --
Mustard --
Naptha A
Napthalene A
Nickel Chloride A
Nickel Sulfate A
Nitric Acid (10% Solution) A
Nitric Acid (20% Solution) A
Nitric Acid (50% Solution) A
Nitric Acid
(Concentrated Solution)
Cod Liver
Cotton Seed
Diesel Fuel (2D, 3D, 4D, 5D)
Oils (Cont.)
Fuel (1, 2, 3, 5A, 5B, 6)
Ginger --
Hydraulic (See Hydraulic) --
Lemon --
Linseed --
Mineral --
Olive A
Orange A
Palm --
Peanut3 --
Peppermint2 --
Pine A
Rape Seed --
Rosin --
Sesame Seed --
Silicone --
Soybean --
Sperm --
Tanning --
Turbine --
Oleic Acid A
Oleum 25% A
Oleum A
Oxalic Acid (cold) A
Paraffin A
Pentane A
Perchloroethylene2 A
Petrolatum A
Phenol 10% A
Phenol (Carbolic Acid) A
Phosphoric Acid (to 40% Solution) A
Phosphoric Acid (40%-100% Solution) A
Phosphoric Acid (Crude) A
Phosphoric Anhydride (Dry or Moist) A
Phosphoric Anyhdride (Molten) A
Photographic (Developer) --
Phthalic Anhydride A
Picric Acid A
Plating Solutions
Antimony Plating 130°
Arsenic Plating 110°F A
Brass Plating
Regular Brass Bath 100°F
High Speed Brass Bath 110°F A
Bronze Plating
Copper-Cadmium Bronze Bath R.T.
Copper-Tin Bronze Bath 160°F A
Copper-Zinc Bronze Bath 100°F A
Cadmium Plating
Cyanide Bath 90°F
Fluoborate Bath 100°F A
Chromium Plating
Chromic-Sulfuric Bath 130°F
Fluosilicate Bath 95°F A
Fluoride Bath 130°F A
Platings (Cont.)
Black Chrome Bath 115°F
Barrel Chrome Bath 95°F A
Copper Plating (Cyanide)
Copper Strike Bath 120°F
Rochelle Salt Bath 150°F A
High Speed Bath 180°F A
Copper Plating (Acid)
Copper Sulfate Bath R.T.
Copper Fluoborate Bath 120°F A
Copper (Misc.)
Copper Pyrophosphate 140°F
Copper (Electroless) 140°F A
Gold Plating
Cyanide 150°F
Neutral 75°F A
Acid 75°F A
Indium Sulfamate Plating R.T. A
Iron Plating
Ferrous Chloride Bath 190°F
Ferrous Sulfate Bath 150°F A
Ferrous Am. Sulfate Bath 150°F A
Sulfate-Chloride Bath 160°F A
Fluoborate Bath 145°F A
Sulfamate 140°F A
Lead Fluoborate Plating A
Nickel Plating
Watts Type 115-160°F
High Chloride 130-160°F A
Fluoborate 100-170°F A
Sulfamate 100-140°F A
Electroless 200°F A
Rhodium Plating 120°F A
Silver Plating 80-120°F A
Tin-Fluoborate Plating 100°F A
Tine-Lead Plating 100°F A
Zinc Plating
Acid Chloride 140°F
Acid Sulfate Bath 150°F A
Acid Fluoborate Bath R.T. A
Alkaline Cyanide Bath R.T. A
Potash --
Potassium Bicarbonate A
Potassium Bromide A
Potassium Carbonate A
Potassium Chlorate A
Potassium Chloride A
Potassium Chromate --
Potassium Cyanide Solutions A
Potassium Dichromate A
Potassium Ferrocyanide A
Potassium Hydroxide (50%) A
Potassium Nitrate A
Potassium Permanganate A
Potassium Sulfate A
Potassium Sulfide --
Propane (Liquified) 1 2 --
Propylene Glycol --
Pyridine D
Pyrogallic Acid --
Rosins --
Rum --
Rust Inhibitors --
Salad Dressing --
Sea Water --
Shellac (Bleached) --
Shellac (Orange) --
Silicone --
Silver Bromide --
Silver Nitrate B
Soap Solutions1 B
Soda Ash (See Sodium Carbonate) --
Sodium Acetate --
Sodium Aluminate --
Sodium Bicarbonate B
Sodium Bisulfate B
Sodium Bisulfite B
Sodium Borate --
Sodium Carbonate B
Sodium Chlorate B
Sodium Chloride B
Sodium Chromate --
Sodium Cyanide --
Sodium Fluoride D
Sodium Hydrosulfite A
Sodium Hydroxide (20%) B
Sodium Hydroxide (50% Solution) B
Sodium Hydroxide (80% Solution) B
Sodium Hypochlorite3 (to 20%) B
Sodium Hypochlorite --
Sodium Hyposulfate --
Sodium Metaphosphate2 --
Sodium Metasilicate --
Sodium Nitrate B
Sodium Perborate --
Sodium Peroxide --
Sodium Polyphosphate
(Mono, Di, Tribasic)
Sodium Silicate B
Sodium Sulfate --
Sodium Sulfide B
Sodium Sulfite A
Sodium Tetraborate --
Sodium Thiosulphate ("Hypo") --
Sorghum --
Soy Sauce --
Stannic Chloride --
Stannic Fluoborate --
Stannous Chloride A
Starch A
Stearic Acid2 A
Stoddard Solvent A
Styrene A
Sugar (Liquids) A
Sulfate Liquors --
Sulfur Chloride A
Sulfur Dioxide2 A
Sulfur Dioxide (dry) A
Sulfur Trioxide (dry) A
Sulfuric Acid (to 10%) A
Sulfuric Acid (10%-75%)2 A
Sulfuric Acid 75%-100% A
Sulfurous Acid A
Sulfuryl Chloride A
Syrup --
Tallow --
Tannic Acid A
Tanning Liquors A
Tartaric Acid A
Tetrachlorethane A
Tetrahydrofuran A
Toluene, Toluol3 A
Tomato Juice A
Trichlorethane A
Trichlorethylene2 A
Trichloropropane --
Tricresylphosphate A
Triethylamine --
Turpentine3 A
Urine --
Vegetable Juice --
Vinegar A
Varnish (Use Viton for Aromatic) A
Water, Acid, Mine --
Water, Distilled, Lab Grade 7 A
Water, Fresh A
Water, Salt --
Weed Killers --
Whey --
Whiskey and Wines A
White Liquor (Pulp Mill) A
White Water (Paper Mill) --
Xylene2 A
Zinc Chloride A
Zinc Hydrosulphite --
Zinc Sulfate A