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HDPE Plastic Lumber Chemical Compatibility Guide

Chemical compatibility guide offered for informational purposes only and was developed from informational sources other than this website.


Common Chemicals HDPE lumber is resistant to:

  • Sea water
  • Sewage
  • Ethyl, Methyl, Propyl, Isopropyl Alcohol
  • Diesel Fuel
  • Jet fuel
  • Gasoline
  • Fuel oil
  • Hydraulic oil
  • Transmission, motor and other lubrication oils and greases
  • Toluene
  • Xylene
  • Detergents
  • Lactic, sulfuric, boric,  hydrochloric, tannic Acid
  • Vinegar
  • Benzene
  • Ammonia
  • Brine
  • Formaldehyde
  • Bleach
  • Wines and spirits
  • Urine

Rating Key
L = Products should be suitable for prolonged and or repeated exposure
S  = Substances may adversely effect polyethylene
N = Substances aggressively attack polyethylene

L: Hydrogen Bromide (10%)

L:  Acetic Acid (50%)

L:  Hydrogen Bromide

L:  Hydrogen Peroxide (90%)

L: Acrylonitrile

L: Acetone


L:Acetadehyde (40%)


S: Acetic Acid Anhydride

S: Acetic Ether


N: Isopropyl Ether

N: Acetic Acid (50%)



Recommended testing time is 7 (seven) days. However, 4 (four) weeks were used to obtain data presented here.
In addition to the recommended testing temperature of 75° F, tests at 125° F were conducted. If no effects at 75°
F were seen, and severe effects developed at 125° F, caution against long-term continuous exposure was

Acetaldehyde F N Lead Acetate: Crystals E E
Acetic 5% E E Lead Acetate: Saturated E E
Acetic 25% E E Lead Arsenate E E
Acetic 50% E E Lead Nitrate E E
Acetic Glacial E G Lemon Juice E E
Acetic Anhydride E E Lemon Oil F P
Acetone E G Leucine-di (Powder) E E
Acetophenone G G Lime Juice E E
Acetamide Powder E E Linseed Oil: Refined E E
Acetamide Saturated Solution E E Linseed Oil: Raw E E
Acetyl-di-Alanine (Powder) E E Linseed Oil: Boiled E E
Acetyl-di-Leucine-n E E Lithium Bromide (Saturated) E E
Acetyl-di-Methionine-n (Powder) E E Lysine-Monohydrochloride-di
E E Lysine-Dihydrochloride-di
Acetyl-di-Vaine-n (Powder) E E Magnesium Bromide E E
Acetylene Tetrabromide N N Magnesium Carbonate E E
Acetophenetidin E E Magnesium Carbonate Saturated E E
Adipic Acid E E Magnesium Chloride G G
Alanine-di E E Magnesium Chloride Sulfate G G
Allyl Alcohol E E Magnesium Hydroxide G G
Aloin (Powder) E E Magnesium Iodide (Sat.) E E
Aluminum Acetate E E Magnesium Nitrate E E
Aluminum Chloride 21% E E Magnesium Sulfate G G
Aluminum Chloride Saturated E E Magnesium Sulfate 10% E E
Aluminum Fluoride E E Magnesium Sulfate 20%
Aluminum Hydroxide E E Maleic Acid E E
Aluminum Oxalate E E Maleic Acid 10% E E
Aluminum Oxide E E Maleic Acid 25% E E


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Aluminum Potassium Sulfate E E Margarine E E
Aluminum Sulfate Saturated E E Mercapto Acetic Acid 95% G G
Aluminum Sodium Sulfate E E Mercuric Chloride G G
Amino Acetic Acid (Glycine) E E Mercuric Chloride 5% E G
Aminobutric-a-di Acid E E Mercuric Chloride Saturated E G
Aminoisbutyric-2 Acid E E Mercuric Cyanide G G
Ammonia G G Mercurous Chloride G G
Ammonium Acetate (Saturated) E E Mercurous Nitrate G G
Ammonium Aluminum Sulfate E E Mesityl Oxide P P
Ammonium Bicarbonate E E Methionine-di (Powder) E E
Ammonium Bifluoride
E E Methoxyethyl Oleate G G
Ammonium Bromide E E Methyl Acetate 82% G G
Ammonium Carbonate E E Methyl Alcohol E E
Ammonium Carbonate Saturated E E Methyl Amyl Alcohol E E
Ammonium Chloride E E Methyl Bromide Liquid under 20
Ammonium Dichromate
G G Methyl Bromoacetate F P
Ammonium Fluoride (10%) G G Methyl Chloride Liquid under 65
Ammonium Glycolate G G Methylcyclohexane P N
Ammonium Hydroxide:5% G G Methyl Ethyl Ketone G G
Ammonium Hydroxide:15% E G Methyl Eugenol N N
Ammonium Hydroxide:30% G F Methyl Isobutyl Ketone F P
Ammonium Hydroxide
G F Methyl Propyl Ketone F P
Ammonium Metaphosphate G G Methyl Salicylate G G
Ammonium Molybdate E E Methylene Bromide N N
Ammonium Nitrate G G Methylene Chloride F N
Ammonium Oxylate G G Methylene Chlorobromide F N
Ammonium Persulfate G G Methylene Iodide N N
Ammonium Phosphate G G Milk: Regular G G
Ammonium Sulfate G G Milk: Dried E E
Ammonium Sulfocyanide E E Milk: Wet Paste (Instant) E E
Ammonium Thiocyanate G G Mineral Oil USP E G
Ammonium Thioglycolate G G Mannitol Alcohol E G
Amyl-n-Alcohol E G Mono-Di-Tri-Propylene Glycol
Amyl Acetate-n F F Monoethylaniline G F
Amyl Chloride N N Morpholine G F
Amyl Phthalate E G Mustard (Prepared) E E
Aniline G F Naphtha (VMP) N N
Aniline Sulfate G G Naphthalene: Crystals G P
Anise Seed Oil F P Naphthalene: Vapors G P
Anthranilic E E Natural Gas (Wet) E G
Antimony Trichloride G G Nickel Chloride G G
Aqua Regia (3parts conc. HCL, 1
part conc. HNO3
G P Nickel Nitrate G G
Arsenic (Concentrated) G G Nickel Sulfate G G
Arsenic Trioxide G G Nitric Acid: 1% E E
Aspirin (Powder) E E Nitric Acid: 5% E E
Atropine Sulfate E E Nitric Acid: 10% E G
Barium Bromide E E Nitric Acid: 20% G G
Barium Carbonate E E Nitric Acid: 25% G G
Barium Carbonate Saturated E E Nitric Acid: 30% G G
Barium Chloride G G Nitric Acid: 50% G G
Barium Chloride Saturated E E Nitric Acid: 65% G F

Chemical 75° 125° Chemical 75° 125°
Barium Hydroxide G G Nitric Acid: 70% (Concentrated) G P
Barium Sulfate G G Nitrobenzene N N
Barium Sulfide E E Nitroglycerine G N
Beer E E Nitrosyl Chloride N N
Benzaldehyde G F Nitrous Acid N N
Benzaldehyde 1% (In Isopropyl
E E Nonyl-n Alcohol E E
Benzaldehyde 5% (In Isopropyl
E E Nutmeg Oil N N
Benzaldehyde 10% (In Isopropyl
E G Octane-n E E
Benzene F F Octyl-n Alcohol E G
Benzene Hexachloride-g G G Octyl Cresol F N
Benzene Hexachloride-g 20%
N N Oleic Acid E E
Benzene Sulfonic Acid G G Olive Oil E E
Benzoic Acid: Crystals E E Orange Juice E E
Benzoic Acid: Saturated E E Orange Juice Concentrated E E
Benzoyl Alcohol N N Orange Oil N N
Benzoyl Alcohol 1.5% G G Orange Peelings (Fresh) E E
Benzoyl Acetate G F Oxalic Acid: Powder E E
Bismuth Carbonate G G Oxalic Acid: Saturated E E
Borax: Powder E E Ozone G F
Borax: Saturated E E Palmitic Acid (Powder) E E
Boric Acid E E Palm Oil E E
Boric Acid 10% E E Parachlordine F F
Boric Acid Saturated Solution E E Paraffin Oil G F
Boron Trifluoride G G Paraldehyde G G
Brine E E Peanut Butter E E
Bromine N N Pentachlorophenol E G
Bromo Toluene-m N N Pentachlorophenol Dowicide “G”
Sodium Salt 15%
Butadiene N N Pentachlorophenol Dowicide “G”
Sodium Salt 10%
Butanane-2 4p-Methoxy Phenol N N Pentachlorophenol Dowicide “G”
Sodium Salt Powder
Butter E E Pepper (Fresh Ground) G G
Butyl-n Alcohol E E Peppermint Oil G P
Butyl-Sec Alcohol E G Perchloric Acid E E
Butyl-tert Alcohol E F Perchlorethylene N N
Butyl Acetate-n G F Petroleum Jelly E E
Butyl Chloride N N Phenol-Crystals F N
Butylphenol-di-sec N N Phenol 5% E G
Butyl-n Stearate G G Phenolsulfonic Acid E E
Butylphenol-di-tert N N Phenoxyacetic Acid E E
Butyric-n Acid N N Phenyl Ethyl Alcohol E G
Butyaldehyde N N Phenyl Glycine Potassium Salt E G
Cadmium Bromide E E Phenyl Hydrazine G F
Caffeine Citrate (Saturated) E E Phenylphenol-o E E
Calcium Carbonate G G Phenylphenol-p E E
Calcium Chlorate E E Phenylphenol-o Sodium Salt E E
Calcium Chloride (Saturated) E E Phosphoric Acid: 1-5% E E
Calcium Chloride Sulfate E E Phosphoric Acid: 10% E E
Calcium Hydroxide
E E Phosphoric Acid: 25% E E
Calcium Hypochlorite Powder G G Phosphoric Acid: 30% E E
Calcium Hypochlorite -20% E G Phosphoric Acid: 50% E E
Calcium Hypochlorite (Saturated) E G Phosphoric Acid: 85% E E
Calcium Nitrate E E Phosphoric Anhydride E E

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Calcium Nitrate Saturated E G Phthalic Anhydride G G
Calcium Oxide: Powder E E Phosphorous Oxychloride N N
Calcium Oxide: Saturated E E Phosphorous Pentachloride N N
Calcium Salicylate E E Phosphorous Trichloride G N
Calcium Sulfate E E Picric Acid E G
Camphor Crystals E G Pine Oil G F
Camphor Oil N N Pine Needle Oil N N
Carbazole E E Polyethylene Glycol Monolaurate E E
Carbon Bisulfide N N Polyglycol E-300 to 3-4000 G G
Carbon Dioxide G G Potassium Aluminum Chloride
Carbon Monoxide G G Potassium Aluminum Sulfate
Carbon Tetrachloride P P Potassium Bicarbonate G G
Carnuba Wax E E Potassium Bisulfate E E
Carrot Juice E E Potassium Bisulfate Saturated E G
Castor Oil U.S.P. E E Potassium Borate G G
Catsup E E Potassium Bromate (Powder) E E
Cedar Leaf Oil P N Potassium Bromate Saturated
Cedar Wood Oil N N Potassium Bromide E G
Cellosolve Acetate G F Potassium Bromide 3% E E
Cesium Bromide E E Potassium Bromide Saturated E E
Cetyl Alcohol E F Potassium Carbonate G G
Chlorine:10% in air F N Potassium Chlorate G G
Chlorine:100% F N Potassium Chloride G G
Chlorine: 10% moist F N Potassium Chloride Sulfate E E
Chloro-1, Nitropropane-1 N N Potassium Cyanide G G
Chloro-2, Phenylphenol-4 G F Potassium Dichromate Saturated G G
Chloroacetic Acid (Powder) E E Potassium Ferricyanide G G
Chlorobenzene N N Potassium Ferricyanide25% E E
Chloroform F P Potassium Ferricyanide
Chlorophenol-o N N Potassium Hydroxide E E
Chloropropionic Acid E G Potassium Hydroxide 1% E E
Chlorosulphonic Acid N N Potassium Hydroxide 10% E E
Chromic Acid:10% E E Potassium Hydroxide 30% E E
Chromic Acid: 20% E E Potassium Hydroxide 50% E E
Chromic Acid: 50% E E Potassium Hydroxide
Chromic Acid: Plating Solution E E Potassium Iodide E E
Chromic and Sulfuric Acid Mix G G Potassium Iodide Saturated E E
Cinnamon E E Potassium Manganate E E
Cinnamon Oil N N Potassium Nitrate G G
Citric Acid: Crystals E E Potassium Permanganate G G
Citric Acid: 10% E E Potassium Permanganate
Citronella Oil F N Potassium Persulfate E E
Cloves (Ground) G G Potassium Sulfate E E
Clove Oil G F Potassium Sulfate Saturated E E
Coconut Oil E G Potassium Sulfide E E
Cod Liver Oil E E Potassium Sulfide Saturated E E
Coffee: Ground E E Propane Gas N N
Coffee: Instant Powder E E Propargyl Alcohol G G
Copper Chloride G G Propyl Dichloride P N
Copper Chloride Saturated E E Propylene Dibromide N N
Copper Cyanide E E Propylene Dichloride N N

Chemical 75° 125° Chemical 75° 125°
Copper Fluoroborate E E Propylene Glycol E E
Copper Nitrate E E Propylene Glycol Methyl Ether E E
Copper Sulfate E E Propylene Oxide G F
Copper Sulfate Saturated E E Quinine Sulfate G G
Corn Oil E E Resorcinol: Powder E E
Cottonseed Oil E E Resorcinol: Saturated E E
Cranberry Sauce E E Resorcinol: 5% E E
Cresol N N Salicyladehyde G G
Cumyl Phenol-p N N Salicylic Acid: Powder E E
Cuprous Oxide E E Salicylic Acid: Saturated E E
Cyanoacetic Acid E E Salicylic Ointment G G
Cyclohexyl Alcohol E E Sassafras Oil G F
Cyclohexane N N Serine-di E E
Cyclohexanone F F Sesame Oil G G
Decalin N N Silver Acetate E E
Dehydrocetic Acid Powder E E Silver Nitrate E E
Dehydrocetic Acid 1% E G Silver Nitrate Saturated E G
Diacetone E F Sodium Acetate: Powder E E
Dibutoxyethyl Phthalate E G Sodium Acetate: Saturated E E
Dibutyl Phthalate E G Sodium Aluminum Sulfate E E
Dibutyl Sebacate E G Sodium Aluminum Sulfate
Dichlorobenzene-p (Paradow) F P Sodium Benzoate: Powder E E
Dichlorobenzene-o N N Sodium Benzoate: Saturated E E
Trichloroethane (75% D.D.T.)
E G Sodium Bicarbonate E E
Diethanolamine G G Sodium Bicarbonate Saturated E E
Diethyl Benzene N N Sodium Bisulfate E E
Diethyl Ether N N Sodium Bisulfate Saturated E E
Diethyl Ketone F F Sodium Bisulfite E E
Diethyl Malonate E G Sodium Bisulfite 4% E E
Diethyl Phthalate E E Sodium Bisulfite Saturated E E
Diethylene Glycol E E Sodium Borate E E
Diethylene Glycol Butyl Ether E E Sodium Borate Saturated E E
Diethylene Glycol Ethyl Ether E E Sodium Bromate E E
Diethylene Glycol Methyl Ether E E Sodium Bromate 10% E E
Diethylene Triamine E E Sodium Bromate – Sodium
Bromide (Mix)
Dihydroxyhenylalanine-34-di E G Sodium Bromide (Saturated) E E
G G Sodium Carbonate E E
Dimethyl Formamide E E Sodium Carbonate 2% E E
Dioctyl Phthalate E G Sodium Carbonate 7% E E
Dioxane-1,4 F F Sodium Carbonate 20% E E
Diphenyl Amine E G Sodium Carbonate Saturated E E
Diphenyl Oxide F P Sodium Chlorate G G
Dipropylene Glycol E E Sodium Chloride G G
Dipropylene Glycol Methyl Ether E G Sodium Chloride 3% G G
Ethyl Alcohol: 40% G G Sodium Chloride Saturated G G
Ethyl Alcohol: Absolute G G Sodium Chloride Sulfate E E
Ethyl Alcohol: Formula 30 (USP) E E Sodium Chloroacetate E E
Ethyl Alcohol: 2-B-95% E E Sodium Chloroacetate Powder E E
Ethyl Acetate G G Sodium Chloroacetate Saturated E E
Ethyl Acetate 85-88% G G Sodium Dichromate E E
Ethyl Benzene N N Sodium Dichromate Saturated G G

Chemical 75° 125° Chemical 75° 125°
Ethyl Benzoate F F Sodium Ferricyanide G G
Ethyl Bromoacetate G G Sodium Fluoride E E
Ethyl Butyrate F F Sodium Fluoride Saturated E E
Ethyl Chloride: Gas N N Sodium Hydroxide E E
Ethyl Chloride: Liquid N N Sodium Hydroxide 10% E E
Ethyl Chloroacetate G G Sodium Hydroxide 30% E E
Ethyl Cyanoacetate E E Sodium Hydroxide 50% E E
Ethyl Lactate E E Sodium Hydroxide Saturated E E
Ethyl Monochloro Acetate G G Sodium Hypochlorite: 5%
Ethyl Salicylate F F Sodium Hypochlorite: 15% G G
Ethyl Chloride N N Sodium Nitrate E E
Ethyl Chlorohydrin N N Sodium Nitrate Saturated E E
Ethyl Diamine E G Sodium Nitrite E E
Ethylene Dichloride N N Sodium Perborate E E
Ethylene Glycol E E Sodium Perborate Saturated E E
Ethylene Glycol Butyl Ether E G Sodium Phosphate E E
Ethylene Glycol Ethyl Ether E E Sodium Phosphate Saturated E E
Ethylene Glycol Methyl Ether E E Sodium Salicylate (Powder) E E
Ethylene Glycol Phenyl Ether E E Sodium Silicate E E
Ethylene Oxide P P Sodium Sulfate E E
Ethylene Trichloride N N Sodium Sulfate Saturated E E
Eugenol N N Sodium Sulfide E E
Ferric Ammonium Sulfate:
E E Sodium Sulfide 25% G G
Ferric Ammonium Sulfate:
E E Sodium Sulfite E E
Ferric Chloride E E Sodium Sulfite Saturated E E
Ferric Chloride 40% G G Sodium Tetraborate (Borax):
Ferric Chloride Saturated G G Sodium Tetraborate (Borax):
Saturated Solution
Ferric Nitrate G G Sodium Thiosulfate E E
Ferric Sulfate E E Sodium Thiosulfate Saturated E E
Ferric Sulfate Saturated E E Sorbitol E E
Ferrous Ammonium Citrate G G Soybean Oil E E
Ferrous Chloride G G Spearmint Oil P F
Ferrous Chloride Saturated G G Sperm Oil E E
Ferrous Sulfate G G Spermacet E E
Ferrous Sulfate 15% G G Spruce Oil P N
Ferrous Sulfate 40% G G Stannic Chloride E E
Ferrous Sulfate Saturated G G Stannous Chloride E E
Fluoboric G G Stearic Acid (Crystals) E E
Fluorine F N Strontium Bromide E E
Fluosilicic G G Strontium Salicylate: Powder E E
Fluosilicic 20% G G Strontium Salicylate: Saturated E E
Formaldehyde: 10% E G Sucrose E E
Formaldehyde: 30% E E Sulfur Chloride N N
Formaldehyde: 37% G F Sulfur Dioxide: Dry E E
Formaldehyde: 40% G F Sulfur Dioxide: Moist E E
Formic Acid: 3% G G Liquid under 46 psi pressure N N
Formic Acid: 10% G G Sulfuric Acid:1-6% E E
Formic Acid: 25% G G Sulfuric Acid:10% E E
Formic Acid: 50% G G Sulfuric Acid:20% E E
Formic Acid: 90% G G Sulfuric Acid:40% E E
Formic Acid: 98-100% G G Sulfuric Acid:60% E E
Furaldehyde-2 G G Sulfuric Acid:80% G F
Furfuryl Alcohol N N Sulfuric Acid:98% E G

Chemical 75° 125° Chemical 75° 125°
Gallic Acid: Powder E E Sulfur Ointment E E
Gallic Acid: Saturated E G Sulfurous Acid:5% E E
Gasoline: Aviation P P Sulfurous Acid:6% E E
Gasoline: Ethyl F P Sulfurous Acid:10% E E
Gasoline: Regular P P Sulfurous Acid:Concentrated E E
Gasoline: White P P Sulfur Trioxide G G
Glycerine E E Sulfuryl Chloride N N
Glycerol Triacetate F P Tannic Acid:Powder E E
Glucose E E Tannic Acid:1% E E
Grape Juice E E Tannic Acid:20% E E
Grapefruit Juice E E Tannic Acid:Saturated E E
Grapefruit Juice Concentrated E E Tartaric:Powder E E
Heptane-n F P Tartaric:Saturated E E
Heptyl-2-Alcohol G G Tea (Brewed) E E
Hexachlorobenzene E E Tea (Brewed) Moist Leaves E E
Hexane P P Tea (Brewed) Instant E E
Hexyl-n Alcohol E G Tea (Instant Paste) E E
Hexyl-2 Alcohol E G Tetrachloroethane N N
Hydrobromic E E Tetrachlorophenol-2, 3, 4, 6 E F
Hydrobromic 40% E E Tetrahydrofuran F P
Hydrobromic 50% E E Tetralin N N
Hydrochloric: 1-5% E E Thioglycolic Acid E E
Hydrochloric: 10% E E Thionyl Chloride N N
Hydrochloric: 20% E E Titanium Tetrachloride N N
Hydrochloric: 30% E E Toluene F F
Hydrochloric: 35% E G Tomato Juice E E
Hydrochlorous E E Tribromethylbenzene N N
Hydrocyanic E E Trichloroacetic (Crystals) G P
Hydrofluoric: 4% G G Trichlorobenzene-1, 2, 4 N N
Hydrofluoric: 40% G G Trichloroethane N N
Hydrofluoric: 48% G G Trichloroethylene N N
Hydrogen E E Trichlorophenol-2, 4, 5 G P
Hydrogen Peroxide: 1% E E Trichlorophenol, Sodium-2, 4, 5 E G
Hydrogen Peroxide: 3% E E Trichlorophenol, Sodium Salt 5%
2, 4, 5
Hydrogen Peroxide: 12% E E Tricresyl Phosphate E E
Hydrogen Peroxide: 30% E E Triethanolamine E E
Hydrogen Peroxide: 90% E E Triethanolamine 5 – 50% E E
Hydroxylamine Hydrochloride
E E Trithylene Glycol E E
Hydroquinone: Powder E E Triethyleneteframine G G
Hydroquinone: Saturated G G Tripropylene Glycol E E
Hypochlorous Acid E E Tripropylene Glycol Methyl Ether E E
Isobutyl Alcohol E E Trisodium Phosphate:Powder E E
Iodine Crystals F F Trisodium Phosphate:Saturated E G
Iso-octane F F Tryptophan-di (Powder) E E
Isoleucine-di E E Turkey Red Oil G G
Isoppropyl Alcohol E E Turpentine F F
Isopropyl Acetate F P Tyrosine-di (Powder) E E
Isopropyl Benzene N N Undecyl Alcohol E F
Isopropylphenol-o N N Urea G G
Isopropylphenol-p N N Valine-di (Powder) E E
Kerosene F F Vanilla Extract E E
Lactic Acid: 3% G G Vaseline E E
Lactic Acid: 10% G G Versene Fe-3 (Liquid) E E

Chemical 75° 125° Chemical 75° 125°
Lactic Acid: 85% G G Versenol (Powder) E E
Lanolin E E Vinegar E E
Lard E E Vinyl Chloride N N
Lauryl Alcohol G G Vinylidene Chloride N N
Lauryl Sulfate G G Walnut Oil G G
Lauryl Sulfate Saturated G G Water E E
Water (Distilled) E E
Whiskey E E
Xylene-O N N
KEY: Yeast E E
Zepharin Chloride(Benzalkonium
Zinc Bromide E E
Zinc Carbonate E E
Zinc Carbonate Saturated E E
Zinc Chloride:Powder E E
Zinc Chloride:50% Solution E E
S = Solvent Zinc Chloride:Saturated E E
Zinc Hydrosulfite (10%) E E
Zinc Oxide E E
Zinc Oxide Saturated E E
Zinc Oxide Ointment E E
Zinc Sulfate E E
Zinc Sulfate Saturated E E
Zinc Stearate E E
Chemical Chemical
Acids, Inorganic:Weak Esters
Acids, Inorganic:Strong Foodstuffs
Acids, Inorganic:Strong Oxidizing Glycols:Polyglycols
Acids, Organic:Weak Glycols:Polyglycols Ethers
Acids, Organic:Strong Hydrocarbons:Aliphatic
Alcohols Hydrocarbons:Aromatic
Aldehydes Hydrocarbons:Chlorinated
Amines:Aliphatic Insecticides
Amines:Aromatic Ketones
Bases Oils:Essential Oils
Beverages Oils:Vegetable Oils
Condiments Pharmaceuticals
G = Good (Very slight discoloration – Expected life:
months to years)
F = Fair (Slight etching, discoloration and/or
dimensional change – Expected life: weeks to months)
E = Excellent (Unaffected in any way)
P = Poor (Considerable change – Expected life: days)
N = Not Recommended (Severe effect. HDPE became
soft in hours; unusable in a few days)
Pure reagents were used in these tests. This report
shows their effects on High Density Polyethylene
(HDPE) according to the following grading system:
Room Temp. Room Temp.
Chemical resistance of HDPE molding material at room temperature.



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