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Chemical Resistance Table

The table below is based on information gained from material suppliers and published information. Chemical resistance of materials may vary according to the concentration of chemicals used, the presence of other chemicals and other factors such as temperature.

The following information is a general guide only. It is the customer’s responsibility to ensure the suitability of the product for the application. ACO can supply material samples for testing chemical resistance.

ANo effect – excellent
BMinor effect – good
CModerate effect – fair
DSevere effect – not recommended
-No data available
ChemicalGrade 304
Stainless Steel
Cast IronNitrile Seal
Acetate solvent BBD
Acetic Acid BDC
AcetoneAAD
Alcohol (Amyl/Butyl) ACA
Alcohol (Methyl) AAB
Aluminium Chloride DDA
Aluminium Fluoride D-A
Aluminium Hydroxide ADA
Ammonia, Liquids AAB
Ammonia, Nitrate A-A
Ammonium Carbonate ACD
Ammonium Hydroxide AAB
Ammonium Nitrate AAA
Ammonium Sulphate DCA
Amyl Alcohol A-B
Antifreeze ABA
Asphalt BCB
Aviation Fuel (JP#, JP4, JP5) AAA
Barium Carbonate ABA
Barium Hydroxide CCA
BeerAAA
Benzene ABD
Benzoic Acid ADD
BenzolA-D
Boric Acid ADA
Butter BDA
Buttermilk ADA
Butyl Acetate --B
Calcium Chloride ACA
Calcium Hydroxide A-A
Cane Juice AAA
Carbon Dioxide (wet) AC-
Carbonated Water ADA
Chlorine (Dry) AA-
Chlorine Water -DD
Chocolate Syrup ADA
CiderADA
Citric Acid ADD
Coffee ACA
Cream ADA
Detergents A-A
Diesel Fuel AAA
Dyes A--
Fatty Acids ADC
Formic Acid ADD
Fruit Juice ADA
Fuel Oils ACA
Grape Juice ADA
Grease AAA
HoneyAAA
Hydraulic Oils (Petroleum) AAA
Hydrofluoric Acid (100%) DDD
Hydrogen Peroxide ADD
Hydrogen Sulfide, Aqueous Solution DDC
Ink ADA
LacquersACD
Lacquer Thinners--D
Lactic AcidADB
LardAAA
LubricantsAAA
MashA-A
MayonnaiseA-A
Methyl AcetoneADA
MilkDAD
MustardACB
Oils: AnalineAAD
CasterAAA
CitricADA
CoconutAAA
CornAAA
Fuel (1, 2, 3, 5A, 5B, 6)A-B
LemonA--
MineralAAA
OliveAAA
Oxalic Acid (Cold)ADB
ParaffinABA
Phosphoric Acid (Crude)DDD
PetroleumAAA
Potassium BromideADA
Potassium CarbonateABB
Potassium ChlorideABA
Potassium NitrateA-A
Rust InhibitorsAAA
Salad DressingADA
Sea WaterA-A
SiliconeB-A
Soap SolutionsABA
Sodium Hydroxide/Caustic Soda (20%)AAA
Sodium Hydroxide/Caustic Soda (50%)ABD
Sodium Hydroxide/Caustic Soda (80%)ACD
Sodium Hypochlorite (to 20%)CDC
Sodium PeroxideADC
Soy SauceADA
StarchACA
StyreneA-D
Sugar (Liquids)ABA
Sulphur DioxideA-D
Sulphuric Acid (to 10%)DDC
Sulphuric Acid (10-75%)DDD
Sulphuric Acid (75-100%)--D
SyrupA-A
Tomato JuiceA-A
Vegetable JuiceACA
VinegarACC
VarnishA-B
Water Distilled, Lab Grade 7ADA
Water (Fresh)ABA
Water (Salt)ADA
Weed KillersA-A
XyleneAAD
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