PVC Chemical Resistance Chart

Resistance Ratings

E = Excellent

G = Good

F = Fair

N = Not Recommended

This information, based on experience to date, is believed to be reliable. It is intended as a guide for use at your own discretion and risk. All indications refer to room temperature.

Table courtesy of JENSEN INERT PRODUCTS, INC.
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Chemical (Letter A)

PVC

Chemical (Letter H)

PVC

Acetaldehyde

G

n-Heptane

F

Acetamide

N

Hexane

G

Acetic Acid,  5%

E

Hydrochloric Acid, 1-5%

E

Acetic Acid, 50%

E

Hydrochloric Acid, 35%

G

Acetone

E

Hydrofluoric Acid, 4%

G

Aluminum Hydroxide

E

Hydrofluoric Acid, 48%

G

Ammonia

E

Hydrogen

E

Ammonium Hydroxide

E

Hydrogen Peroxide

E

Ammonium Oxalate

E



n-Amyl Acetate

F

Chemical (Letters I–L)

PVC

Amyl Chloride

N

Isopropyl Acetate

N

Aniline

N

Isopropyl Benzene

N



Kerosene

E

Chemical (Letter B)

PVC

Lactic Acid, 3%

G

Benzaldehyde

N

Lactic Acid, 85%

G

Benzene

N



Benzoic Acid, Sat.

E

Chemical

PVC

Benzyl Acetate

F

Magnesium Salts

E

Boric Acid

E

Methoxyethyl Oleate

N

Bromine

G

Methyl Ethyl Ketone

N

Bromobenzene

F

Methyl Isobutyl Ketone

N

n-Butyl Acetate

N

Methyl Propyl Ketone

N

sec-Butyl Alcohol

G

Methylene Chloride

N

Butyric Acid

G





Chemical (Letters N-O)

PVC

Chemical (Letter C)

PVC

Nitric Acid, 50%

G

Calcium Hypochlorite

G

Nitric Acid, 70%

F

Carbazole

N

Nitrobenzene

N

Carbon Disulfide

N

n-Octane

F

Carbon Tetrachloride

G

Orange Oil

F

Chlorine

E



Chloroacetic Acid

F

Chemical (Letters P)

PVC

Chloroform

N

Perchloric Acid

G

Chromic Acid

E

Perchloroethylene

N

Citric Acid

G

Phenol, Crystals

F

Cresol

N

Phosphoric Acid, 1-5%

E

Cyclohexane

G

Phosphoric Acid, 85%

E



Potassium Hydroxide

E

Chemical (Letter D)

PVC

Propane Gas

E

Decalin

E

Propylene Glycol

F

o-Dichlorobenzene

G

Propylene Oxide 

F

p-Dichlorobenzene

N



Diethyl Benzene

N

Chemical (Letters R-S)

PVC

Diethyl Ether

F

Resorcinol

F

Diethyl Ketone

N

Salicylaldehyde

F

Diethyl Malonate

G

Sulfuric Acid, 1-6%

E

Dimethyl Formamide

F

Sulfuric Acid, 20%

E



Sulfuric Acid, 60%

E

Chemical (Letter E)

PVC

Sulfuric Acid, 98%

N

Ether

F

Sulfur Dioxide, Liq.

F

Ethyl Acetate

F

Sulfur Salts

N

Ethyl Benzene

N



Ethyl Benzoate

N

Chemical (Letters T-Z)

PVC

Ethyl Butyrate

N

Tartaric Acid

E

Ethyl Chloride, Liquid

N

Tetrahydrofuran

N

Ethyl Cyanoacetate

NF

Thionyl Chloride

N

Ethyl Lactate

F

Toluene

F

Ethylene Chloride

N

Trichloroethane

N

Ethylene Glycol

E

Trichloroethylene

N

Ethylene Oxide

F

Turpentine

G



Vinylidene Chloride

N

Chemical (Letters F-G)

PVC

Xylene

N

Fluorine

N

Zinc Salts/Stearate

E

Formic Acid, 50%

G

   

Formic Acid, 90-100%

F

   

Fuel Oil

E

   

Gasoline

G

   

Glycerine

E