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Top Selling Safety ECO FunnelsChemical Compatibility Charts

We have several chemical compatibility reference charts to help you determine the appropriate resin for your specific chemical needs.
Please note that these chemical compatibility charts are for reference only. Many factors can affect the chemical resistance of a given plastic product; it is your responsibility to do a test under your own conditions to ensure that the product you are using is fully compatible with your usage.


Chemical Resistance Information for Bottles, Containers & Safety Cans

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Resins
ETFE Tefzel®* ETFE (ethylene-tetrafluoroethylene)
FEP Teflon®* FEP (fluorinated ethylene propylene)
TFE Teflon®* TFE (tetrafluoroethylene)
PFA Teflon®* PFA (perfluoroalkoxy)
HDPE high-density polyethylene
LDPE low-density polyethylene
PC polycarbonate
PETG polyethylene terephthalate copolyester
PP polypropylene
PVC polyvinyl chloride
FLPE fluorinated high-density polyethylene
*or equivalent. Tefzel® & Teflon® are registered trademarks of DuPont.

Overview of Chemical Resistance of Resins to Chemical Categories at 20°

E 30 Days of constant exposure causes no damage. Plastic may 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 to the reagent. The effect may be crazing, cracking, loss of strength or discoloration.
N Not recommended. Immediate damage may occur. Depending on the plastic, the effect may be severe crazing, cracking, loss of strength, discoloration deformation, dissolution or permeation loss.
Chemical Compatibility Chart

LDPE / HDPE Resistance Chart by Chemical

LDPE & HDPE resistance listed by chemical
1.4-dioxane LDPE / HDPE at 20C° show little or no damage after 30 days of constant exposure. LDPE at 50C° shows some effect after 7 days of constant exposure.
Acetaldehyde LDPE / HDPE at 20C° show little or no damage after 30 days of constant exposure. HDPE at 50C° shows some effect after 7 days of constant exposure. LDPE - immediate damage may occur.
Acetic Acid 5 % LDPE / HDPE at 20C°-50C° show little or no damage after 30 days of constant exposure.
Acetic Acid, glacial 50% LDPE / HDPE at 20C° show little or no damage after 30 days of constant exposure. LDPE at 50 C° - immediate damage may occur.
Acetone LDPE / HDPE at 20C°-50C° - damage may occur. Not recommended for continuous use.
Allyl Alcohol LDPE / HDPE at 20C°-50C° show little or no damage after 30 days of constant exposure.
Aluminum salts LDPE / HDPE at 20C°-50C° show little or no damage after 30 days of constant exposure.
Amino acids LDPE / HDPE at 20C°-50C° show little or no damage after 30 days of constant exposure.
Ammonia LDPE / HDPE at 20C°-50C° show little or no damage after 30 days of constant exposure.
Ammonium carbonate, saturated LDPE / HDPE at 20C°-50C° show little or no damage after 30 days of constant exposure.
Ammonium phosphate LDPE / HDPE at 20C°-50C° show little or no damage after 30 days of constant exposure.
Ammonium sulphate LDPE / HDPE at 20C°-50C° show little or no damage after 30 days of constant exposure.
Amyl chloride HDPE at 20C° shows some effect after 7 days of constant exposure. HDPE at 50C° & LDPE at 20C°-50C° - immediate damage may occur. Not recommended for continuous use.
Aniline LDPE / HDPE at 20C° show little or no damage after 30 days of constant exposure. HDPE at 50C° shows some effect after 7 days of constant exposure.
Benzene LDPE / HDPE at 20C°-50C° - damage may occur. Not recommended for continuous use.
Benzyl alcohol LDPE / HDPE at 50C° - immediate damage may occur. HDPE at 20C° shows some effect after 7 days of constant exposure.
Boric acid LDPE / HDPE at 20C°-50C° show little or no damage after 30 days of constant exposure.
Bromine LDPE / HDPE at 50C° - immediate damage may occur. HDPE at 20C° shows some effect after 7 days of constant exposure.
Butyric acid LDPE / HDPE at 50C° - immediate damage may occur. HDPE at 20C° shows some effect after 7 days of constant exposure.
Calcium chloride LDPE / HDPE at 20C°-50C° show little or no damage after 30 days of constant exposure.
Calcium hydroxide saturated LDPE / HDPE at 20C°-50C° show little or no damage after 30 days of constant exposure.
Calcium sulphate No data is available at this time.
Carbon tetrachloride HDPE at 20C° shows little or no damage after 30 days. LDPE at 20C° & HDPE at 50C° show some effect after 7 days of constant exposure. LDPE at 50C° not recommended.
Chlorobenzene Immediate damage may occur. Not recommended for continuous use.
Chloroform LDPE / HDPE at 20C° show some effect after 7 days. At -50C° - immediate damage may occur. Not recommended for continuous use.
Chlorine 10% in water LDPE / HDPE at 20C° shows little or no damage after 30 days. LDPE at 50C° shows damage and is not recommended.
Chromic acid 10% LDPE / HDPE at 20C°-50C° show little or no damage after 30 days of constant exposure.
Chromic acid 50% LDPE / HDPE at 20C°-50C° show little or no damage after 30 days of constant exposure.
Citric acid 10% LDPE / HDPE at 20C°-50C° show little or no damage after 30 days of constant exposure.
Cresol HDPE at 20C° shows some effect after 7 days. LDPE at 20C°-50C° & HDPE at 50C° show immediate damage -- not recommended for continuous use.
Cyclohexane LDPE / HDPE at 50C° - immediate damage may occur. LDPE / HDPE at 20C° show some effect after 7 days of constant exposure.
Diethyl ketone LDPE / HDPE at 20C°-50C° - damage may occur. Not recommended for continuous use.
Dimethylsulfoxide LDPE / HDPE at 20C°-50C° show little or no damage after 30 days of constant exposure.
Ethanol 95% LDPE / HDPE at 20C°-50C° show little or no damage after 30 days of constant exposure.
Ethyl acetate LDPE / HDPE at 20C°-50C° show little or no damage after 30 days of constant exposure.
Ethyl benzene HDPE at 20C° shows some effect after 7 days. LDPE at 20C°-50C° & HDPE at 50C° show immediate damage -- not recommended for continuous use.
Ethylene glycol LDPE / HDPE at 20C°-50C° show little or no damage after 30 days of constant exposure.
Ethylene oxide HDPE at 20C° shows little or no damage after 30 days of constant exposure. LDPE at 20C° and LDPE/ HDPE at 50C° show some effect after 7 days.
Ferric chloride LDPE / HDPE at 20C°-50C° show little or no damage after 30 days of constant exposure.
Fluoride LDPE / HDPE at 20C°-50C° show little or no damage after 30 days of constant exposure.
Fluorine HDPE at 20C° shows little or no damage after 30 days of constant exposure. LDPE at 20C° shows some effect after 7 days. Neither HDPE or LDPE are recommended at 50C°.
Formaldehyde 10% LDPE / HDPE at 20C°-50C° show little or no damage after 30 days of constant exposure.
Formaldehyde 40% LDPE / HDPE at 20C°-50C° show little or no damage after 30 days of constant exposure.
Glycerol LDPE / HDPE at 20C°-50C° show little or no damage after 30 days of constant exposure.
Heating oil No further data is available at this time.
Hexane HDPE at 20C° shows little or no damage after 30 days continuous use and at 50 C° shows some effect after 7 days. LDPE not recommended at any temperature.
Hydrochloric acid 5% LDPE / HDPE at 20C°-50C° show little or no damage after 30 days of constant exposure.
Hydrochloric acid 20% LDPE / HDPE at 20C°-50C° show little or no damage after 30 days of constant exposure.
Hydrochloric acid 35% LDPE / HDPE at 20C°-50C° show little or no damage after 30 days of constant exposure.
Hydrocyanic acid LDPE / HDPE at 20C°-50C° show little or no damage after 30 days of constant exposure.
Hydrofluoric acid LDPE / HDPE at 20C°-50C° show little or no damage after 30 days of constant exposure.
Hydrofluoric acid 4% LDPE / HDPE at 20C°-50C° show little or no damage after 30 days of constant exposure.
Hydrofluoric acid 48% LDPE / HDPE at 20C°-50C° show little or no damage after 30 days of constant exposure.
Hydrogen peroxide 3% LDPE / HDPE at 20C°-50C° show little or no damage after 30 days of constant exposure.
Hydrogen peroxide 30% LDPE / HDPE at 20C°-50C° show little or no damage after 30 days of constant exposure.
Isobutyl alcohol LDPE / HDPE at 20C°-50C° show little or no damage after 30 days of constant exposure.
Isopropyl acetate No data is available at this time.
Isopropyl alcohol LDPE / HDPE at 20C°-50C° show little or no damage after 30 days of constant exposure.
Kerosene LDPE / HDPE at 20C° show some effect after 7 days. LDPE / HDPE not recommended at 50C°, as immediate damage may occur.
Lactic Acid 10 % LDPE / HDPE at 20C°-50C° show little or no damage after 30 days of constant exposure.
Lactic Acid 90 % LDPE / HDPE at 20C°-50C° show little or no damage after 30 days of constant exposure.
Lead acetate LDPE / HDPE at 20C°-50C° show little or no damage after 30 days of constant exposure.
Metallic salts, dissolved No data is available at this time.
Methanoic acid 100% No data is available at this time.
Methanol LDPE / HDPE at 20C°-50C° show little or no damage after 30 days of constant exposure.
Methyl ethyl ketone Immediate damage may occur. Not recommended for continuous use.
Methyl propyl ketone HDPE at 20C° shows some effect after 7 days. LDPE at 20C°-50C° & HDPE at 50C° - Immediate damage may occur. Not recommended for continuous use.
Methylene chloride HDPE at 20C° shows some effect after 7 days. LDPE at 20C°-50C° & HDPE at 50C° - Immediate damage may occur. Not recommended for continuous use.
Mineral oil LDPE / HDPE at 20C° show little or no damage after 30 days of constant exposure. LDPE at 50C° may show immediate damage and is not recommended.
n-amyl acetate LDPE / HDPE at 20C° show little or no damage after 30 days of constant exposure. LDPE at 50C° shows some effect after 7 days or constant exposure.
n-butyl alcohol LDPE / HDPE at 20C°-50C° show little or no damage after 30 days of constant exposure.
n-octane LDPE / HDPE at 20C°-50C° show little or no damage after 30 days of constant exposure.
Nitric acid 50 % LDPE at 20C° shows little or damage after 30 days. HDPE at 20C° & LDPE at 50C° show effect after 7 days. HDPE at 50C° shows immediate damage and is not recommended.
Nitric acid 70 % LDPE / HDPE at 20C° show some effect after 7 days. Both at 50C° show immediate damage -- not recommended.
Oleic acid HDPE at 20C°-50C° show little or no damage after 30 days of constant exposure. LDPE at 20C°-50C° shows immediate damage and is not recommended.
Oxalic acid LDPE at 20C° shows some effect after 7 days. HDPE at 20C° and both LDPE / HDPE at 50C° show little or no damage after 30 days.
Ozone LDPE / HDPE at 20C° show little or no damage after 30 days of constant exposure. LDPE / HDPE at 50C° show immediate damage -- not recommended.
Perchloric acid LDPE / HDPE at 20C° show little or no damage after 30 days of constant exposure. LDPE / HDPE at 50C° show immediate damage -- not recommended.
Perchloric ethylene LDPE / HDPE at 20C°-50C° show immediate damage -- not recommended.
Phenol LDPE / HDPE at 20C°-50C° show immediate damage -- not recommended.
Phosphoric acid 10% LDPE / HDPE at 20C°-50C° show little or no damage after 30 days of constant exposure.
Phosphoric acid 85% LDPE / HDPE at 20C° show little or no damage after 30 days of constant exposure. LDPE at 50C° shows immediate damage and is not recommended.
Phosphorous trichloride LDPE / HDPE at 20C° show little or no damage after 30 days of constant exposure. LDPE at 50C° has no data available. HDPE at 50C° shows some effect after 7 days.
Potassium acetate No data is available at this time.
Potassium bromide No data is available at this time.
Potassium carbonate LDPE / HDPE at 20C°-50C° show little or no damage after 30 days of constant exposure.
Potassium hydroxide 5 % LDPE / HDPE at 20C°-50C° show little or no damage after 30 days of constant exposure.
Potassium hydroxide concentrated LDPE / HDPE at 20C°-50C° show little or no damage after 30 days of constant exposure.
Potassium permanganate LDPE / HDPE at 20C°-50C° show little or no damage after 30 days of constant exposure.
Propylene glycol LDPE / HDPE at 20C°-50C° show little or no damage after 30 days of constant exposure.
Pyridine Immediate damage may occur. Not recommended for continuous use.
Salicylic acid, saturated LDPE / HDPE at 20C°-50C° show little or no damage after 30 days of constant exposure.
Silver acetate LDPE / HDPE at 20C°-50C° show little or no damage after 30 days of constant exposure.
Silver nitrate LDPE / HDPE at 20C°-50C° show little or no damage after 30 days of constant exposure.
Sodium carbonate LDPE / HDPE at 20C°-50C° show little or no damage after 30 days of constant exposure.
Sodium chloride, saturated LDPE / HDPE at 20C°-50C° show little or no damage after 30 days of constant exposure.
Sodium dichromate LDPE / HDPE at 20C°-50C° show little or no damage after 30 days of constant exposure.
Sodium hydroxide 1% LDPE at 20C°-50C° shows little or no damage after 30 days of constant exposure. HDPE at 20C°-50C° shows some effect after 7 days.
Sodium hydroxide 50% LDPE / HDPE at 20C°-50C° show little or no damage after 30 days of constant exposure.
Sodium hypochlorite 15% HDPE at 20C°-50C° show little or no damage after 30 days of constant exposure. LDPE at 20C° is suitable but at 50C° shows some effect after 7 days.
Sodium nitrate LDPE / HDPE at 20C°-50C° show little or no damage after 30 days of constant exposure.
Sodium sulphate LDPE / HDPE at 20C°-50C° show little or no damage after 30 days of constant exposure.
Sucrose LDPE / HDPE at 20C°-50C° show little or no damage after 30 days of constant exposure.
Sulphide No additional information is available at this time.
Sulfuric acid 6% LDPE / HDPE at 20C°-50C° show little or no damage after 30 days of constant exposure.
Sulfuric acid 20% LDPE / HDPE at 20C°-50C° show little or no damage after 30 days of constant exposure.
Sulfuric acid 60% LDPE / HDPE at 20C°-50C° show little or no damage after 30 days of constant exposure.
Sulfuric acid 98% LDPE at 20C°-50C° shows little or no damage after 30 days of constant exposure. HDPE at 20C° shows effect after 7 days -- not recommended for use at 50C°.
Tannic acid LDPE / HDPE at 20C°-50C° show little or no damage after 30 days of constant exposure.
Tetrahydrofuran LDPE / HDPE at 20C° show some effect after 7 day of constant exposure. LDPE / HDPE at 50C° show immediate damage -- not recommended.
Toluene LDPE at 20C° show some effect after 7 day of constant exposure. HDPE at 20C°-50C° & LDPE at 50C° show immediate damage -- not recommended.
Trichloracetic acid LDPE / HDPE at 20C° show some effect after 7 day of constant exposure. LDPE / HDPE at 50C° show immediate damage -- not recommended.
Trichlorethane Immediate damage may occur. Not recommended for continuous use.
Turpentine oil HDPE -57-1.html"> LDPE / HDPE at 20C° show some effect after 7 day of constant exposure. LDPE / HDPE at 50C° show immediate damage -- not recommended.
Urea LDPE / HDPE at 20C°-50C° show little or no damage after 30 days of constant exposure.
Xylene HDPE at 20C° shows some effect after 7 day of constant exposure. LDPE at 20-50C° & HDPE at 50C° show immediate damage -- not recommended.
Zinc chloride LDPE / HDPE at 20C°-50C° show little or no damage after 30 days of constant exposure.