PVC Chemical Resistance Chart

Chemical Resistance Chart (First letter of each pair applies to conditions at 20° C; Second letter to conditions at 50° C)

PVC chemical resistance chart (A - C)
PVC chemical resistance chart (C - H)
PVC chemical resistance chart (H - P)
PVC chemical resistance chart (P - Z)

* Mercury will permeate through all resins listed but only chemically attack those resins not listed as EE.

Chemical Resistance Classifications

E = 30 days of constant exposure cause no damage. Plastic may even tolerate for years.

G = Little or no damage after 30 days of constant exposure to the reagent.

F = Some effect after 7 days of constant exposure. Depending on the plastic, the effect may be crazing, cracking, loss of strength or discoloration. Solvents may cause softening, swelling and/or permeation losses.

N = Not recommended for continuous use. Immediate damage may occur. Depending on the plastic, the effect will be a more severe crazing, cracking, loss of strength, discoloration, deformation, dissolution or permeation loss.

- = Not tested. Finger Lakes Extrusion recommends that you test under your own conditions.

NOTE: The chemical resistance information in this chart is a general guide only. Because many factors can affect chemical resistance, you should test under your own conditions. If any doubt exists about specific applications contact us.