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Athlone Extrusions Website - Chemical Resistance Chart
Chemical Resistance Chart
CHEMICAL CLASS
Crystal PS
HIPS
ABS
PMMA
Acids, Inorganic
       
- Weak
E
G
G
E
- Strong
E
G
G
G
- Strong oxidising
F
F
N
F
Acids, Organic
       
- Weak
E
E
G
G
- Strong
G
E
G
G
Alcohols
E
G
F
F
Aldehydes
N
N
N
N
Amines
       
- aliphatic
E
E
G
 
- aromatic
N
N
N
F
Bases
E
E
E
E
Beverages
E
E
E
E
Esters
N
N
N
N
Foodstuffs
E
E
E
E
Glycols
       
- polyglycols
E
E
E
E
- polyglycols ethers
N
N
N
F
Hydrocarbons        
- aliphatic
N
N
G
G
- aromatic
N
N
N
N
- chlorinated
N
N
N
N
Insecticides
N
N
N
N
Ketones
N
N
N
 
Oils        
- essential oils
N
N
N
F
- vegetable oils
G
G
G
G
Pharmaceuticals
E
E
E
E
Salts
E
E
E
E
Chemical Resistance Rating: E = Excellent resistant - no attack. G = Good resistant - minor attack. F = Fair - limited resistance. Suitable for short term use only. N = Not recommended. Poor resistance - attack or dissolved.