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UHMWPE Chemical Resistance

1.No attack, negligible effect
2.Slight attack, reduction in prop.
3.Moderate attack, limited life
4.Material will decompose.

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

Acetaldehyde Aq. 1
Acetal Acid Aq. 1
Acetone -
Alcohol's, Aliphatic 1
Aluminum Chloride Aq. 1
Aluminum Sulfate Aq. 1
Ammonia Gas -
Ammonium Carbonate Aq. -
Ammonium Chloride Aq. 1
Amyl Acetate 1
Aniline 1
Antimony Trichoride Aq. -
Barium Chloride Aq. 1
Barium Sulfate Aq. -
Benzene -
Benzene Sulfuric Acid 3
Bleaching Lye 1
Boric Acid Aq. -
Boron Trifloride -
Bromine Aq. 1
Butanol 1
Butyric Acid Aq. -
Butyric Acid -
Calcium Hypochlorite -
Camphor -
Carbon Tetrachloride -
Chloral Hydrate -
Chloride Aq. -
Chloroform 1
Chlorosulohonic Acid Aq. -
Chrome Alum Aq. -
Chromic Acid Aq. 1
Citric Acid Aq. -
Creosote -
Cresylic Acid -
Cyclohexanol 1
Cyclohexanone 1
Detergents, Organic 1
Dibutylphtalate 1
Diesel Oil 1
Dioxin 1
Edible Oils 1
Ether, Diethyl 1
Ethyl Acetate 1
Ethylene Dichloride -
Ethylene Glycol Aq. 1
Ferrous Chloride Aq. -
Fluorine 3
Fluosilicic Acid Aq. 1
Freon 12 (Actron 12) -
Formaldehyde Aq. 1
Formic Acid Aq. 1
Fruit Juices 1
Glycerine 1
Heptane 1
Hydrobromuc Acid Aq. 1
Hydrochloric Acid Aq. 1
Hydrofluoric Acid Aq. 1
Hydrogenated Veg Oils 1
Hydrogen Peroxide Aq. 1
Hydrogen Peroxide Aq. 1
Hydrogen Peroxide Aq. 1
Hydrogen Sulfide Aq. 1
Hydroquinone -
Iodine (in Alcohol) 1
Iodine (in Pot. Iodine) Aq. 1
Isopropylalcohol 1
Lactic Acid Aq. 1
Lactic Acid Aq. 1
Lead Acetate Aq. 1
Linseed Oil 1
Lubrication Oils (petroleum) 1
Magnesium Chloride Aq. 1
Maleics Acid 1
Malonic Acid Aq. -
Mercuric Chloride Aq. 1
Methyl Acetate -
Methyl Ethyl Ketone 1
Methyl Chloride 3
Milk -
Mineral Oils 1
Naphthalene 1
Nickel Sulfate Aq. 1
Nitric Acid Aq. 1
Nitric Acid Aq. 1
Oleic Acid 1
Oxalic Acid 1
Ozone 2
Paraffin 1
Perchloric Acid Aq. 1
Petrol 1
Phenol Aq. 1
Phosphoric Acid Aq. 1
Phosphoric Acid Aq. 1
Phosphoric Acid Aq. 1
Phthalic Acid 1
Potassium Bicarb. Aq. -
Potassium Chloride Aq. 1
Potassium Ferrocyanide Aq. 1
Propane Gas 1
Salicylic acid 1
Silicone Fluids -
Silver Nitrate 1
Soap Solutions 1
Sodium Acetate Aq. 1
Sodium Bicarbonate Aq. 1
Sodium Hypochlorite 15%CL 1
Sodium Nitrate Aq. 1
Stannic Chloride Aq. -
Srearic Acid 1
Styrene ( monomer ) -
Sulfur Dioxide ( Dry Gas ) 1
Sulfuric Acid Aq. 1
Sulfuric Acid Aq. 1
Sulfurous Acid Aq. -
Tallow 1
Tar -
Toluene 2
Transformer Oil 1
Trichlorethylene 2
Triethanolamine 1
Turpentine 1
Trisodium Phosphate Aq. -
Urea 1
Vaseline 1
Vegetable Oil 1
Vinegar 1
Vinyl Chloride -
Water 1
Wax (Molten) 1
White Spirit 1
Wines and Spirits 1
Xylem 2
Xylenol -