ABS Chemical Resistance

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

EX = Excellent Resistance
Good = Good, but Limited Resistance
SE = Severe Effect
N/A = No Data 
Chemical Resistance
20oC/68oF 60oC/140oF 100oC/212oF
Acetaldehyde SE SE N/A
Acetic acid (10%) EX SE N/A
Acetic acid (glac./anh.) SE SE N/A
Acetic anhydride SE SE N/A
Aceto-acetic ester SE SE N/A
Acetone SE SE N/A
Other ketones SE SE N/A
Acetonitrile N/A N/A N/A
Acetylene N/A N/A N/A
Acetyl salicylic acid SE SE N/A
Acid fumes SE SE N/A
Alcohols SE SE N/A
Aliphatic esters SE SE N/A
Alkyl chlorides SE SE N/A
Alum EX EX N/A
Aluminium chloride EX EX N/A
Aluminium sulphate EX EX N/A
Ammonia, anhydrous EX SE N/A
Ammonia, aqueous EX SE N/A
Ammonium chloride EX EX N/A
Amyl acetate SE SE N/A
Aniline SE SE N/A
Antimony trichloride EX EX N/A
Aqua regia SE SE N/A
Aromatic solvents SE SE N/A
Ascorbic acid SE SE N/A
Beer EX EX N/A
Benzaldehyde EX N/A N/A
Benzene SE SE N/A
Benzoic acid EX EX N/A
Benzoyl peroxide EX N/A N/A
Boric acid EX EX N/A
Brines, saturated EX EX N/A
Bromide (K) solution EX EX N/A
Bromine SE SE N/A
Bromine liquid, tech. SE SE N/A
Bromine water, saturated aqueous SE SE N/A
Butyl acetate N/A N/A N/A
Calcium chloride EX EX N/A
Carbon disulphide SE SE N/A
Carbonic acid EX EX N/A
Carbon tetrachloride SE SE N/A
Caustic soda & potash EX EX N/A
Cellulose paint N/A N/A N/A
Chlorates of Na, K, Ba EX EX N/A
Chlorine, dry EX EX N/A
Chlorine, wet EX EX N/A
Chlorides of Na, K, Ba EX EX N/A
Chloroacetic acid SE SE N/A
Chlorobenzene SE SE N/A
Chloroform SE SE N/A
Chlorosulphonic acid SE SE N/A
Chromic acid (80%) EX SE N/A
Citric acid EX EX N/A
Copper salts (most) EX EX N/A
Cresylic acids (50%) SE SE N/A
Cyclohexane SE SE N/A
Detergents, synthetic EX SE N/A
Emulsifiers, concentrated N/A N/A N/A
Esters SE SE N/A
Ether SE SE N/A
Fatty acids (>C6) EX EX N/A
Ferric chloride EX EX N/A
Ferrous sulphate EX EX N/A
Fluorinated refrigerants SE SE N/A
Fluorine, dry SE SE N/A
Flourine, wet SE SE N/A
Fluorosilic acid SE SE N/A
Formaldehyde (40%) EX EX N/A
Formic acid EX EX N/A
Fruit juices EX EX N/A
Gelatine EX EX N/A
Glycerine EX EX N/A
Glycols SE SE N/A
Glycol, ethylene EX EX N/A
Glycolic acid SE SE N/A
Hexamethylene diamine N/A N/A N/A
Hexamine SE SE N/A
Hydrazine N/A N/A N/A
Hydrobromic acid (50%) EX SE N/A
Hydrochloric acid (10%) EX EX N/A
Hydrochloric acid (conc.) EX SE N/A
Hydrocyanic acid EX EX N/A
Hydrofluoric acid (40%) EX SE N/A
Hydrofluoric acid (75%) SE SE N/A
Hydrogen peroxide (30%) EX SE N/A
Hydrogen peroxide (30 - 90%) SE SE N/A
Hydrogen sulphide N/A N/A N/A
Hypochlorites EX EX N/A
Hypochlorites (Na 12-14%) EX SE N/A
Iso-butyl-acetate N/A N/A N/A
Lactic acid (90%) EX EX N/A
Lead acetate EX EX N/A
Lead perchlorate N/A N/A N/A
Lime (CaO) EX EX N/A
Maleic acid EX EX N/A
Manganate, potassium (K) EX EX N/A
Meat juices EX EX N/A
Mercuric chloride EX SE N/A
Mercury EX EX N/A
Methanol SE SE N/A
Methylene chloride SE SE N/A
Milk products EX SE N/A
Moist air EX EX N/A
Molasses EX SE N/A
Monoethanolamine SE SE N/A
Naptha EX SE N/A
Napthalene SE SE N/A
Nickel salts EX EX N/A
Nitrates of Na, K and NH3 EX EX N/A
Nitric acid (<25%) SE SE N/A
Nitric acid (50%) SE SE N/A
Nitric acid (90%) SE SE N/A
Nitric acid (fuming) SE SE N/A
Nitrite (Na) EX SE N/A
Nitrobenzene SE SE N/A
Oils, diesel N/A N/A N/A
Oils, essential EX EX N/A
Oils, lubricating + aromatic additives SE SE N/A
Oils, mineral EX EX N/A
Oils, vegetable and animal EX EX N/A
Oxalic acid EX SE N/A
Ozone SE SE N/A
Paraffin wax EX EX N/A
Perchloric acid N/A N/A N/A
Petroleum spirits SE SE N/A
Phenol SE SE N/A
Phosphoric acid (20%) EX SE N/A
Phosphoric acid (50%) EX SE N/A
Phosphoric acid (95%) EX SE N/A
Phosphorous chlorides N/A N/A N/A
Phosphorous pentoxide N/A N/A N/A
Phthalic acid N/A N/A N/A
Picric acid N/A N/A N/A
Pyridine SE SE N/A
Salicyl aldehyde EX N/A N/A
Sea water EX EX N/A
Silicic acid EX EX N/A
Silicone fluids N/A N/A N/A
Silver nitrate EX EX N/A
Sodium carbonate EX EX N/A
Sodium peroxide EX N/A N/A
Sodium silicate EX SE N/A
Sodium sulphide EX SE N/A
Stannic chloride SE SE N/A
Starch EX SE N/A
Sugar, syrups & jams EX EX N/A
Sulphamic acid N/A N/A N/A
Sulphates (Na, K, Mg, Ca) EX EX N/A
Sulphites EX SE N/A
Sulphonic acids N/A N/A N/A
Sulphur EX N/A N/A
Sulphur dioxide, dry EX SE N/A
Sulphur dioxide, wet EX SE N/A
Sulphur dioxide (96%) SE SE N/A
Sulphur trioxide EX EX N/A
Sulphuric acid (<50%) SE SE N/A
Sulphuric acid (70%) SE SE N/A
Sulphuric acid (95%) SE SE N/A
Sulphuric acid, fuming SE SE N/A
Sulphur chlorides N/A N/A N/A
Tallow EX EX N/A
Tannic acid (10%) N/A N/A N/A
Tartaric acid EX EX N/A
Trichlorethylene SE SE N/A
Urea (30%) EX EX N/A
Vinegar EX EX N/A
Water, distilled. EX EX N/A
Water, soft EX EX N/A
Water, hard EX EX N/A
Wetting agents (<5%) EX EX N/A
Yeast EX SE N/A
Zinc chloride SE SE N/A