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CHEMICAL RESISTANCE OF POLYMERS

Because of variations in compounding of the polymers used in hose, maximum temperature recommendations will vary with the type and concentration of the chemicals handled. Please consult the Tampa Rubber & Gasket Customer Service Department for specific recommendations. This table is abstracted from the RMA Hose Handbook. The code used to indicate the type of service to be expected from each polymer is as follows:

  • G = Good service. Suitable for continuous use.
  • F = Fair service. Usually suitable for continuous service and suitable for intermittent service.
  • C = Conditional service. Suitable if exposure is limited or infrequent.
  • X = Not recommended.
  • Blank (-) = Insufficient information at time of publication.

Maximum temperature 100ºF unless otherwise specified.


ChemicalNatural RubberSBRNeopreneNitrileButylHypalon®EPDMViton®XLPE
Acetic acid, dilute, 10%FCCCGCGXG
Acetic acid, glacialCXXXFCFXG
Acetic anhydrideCCFFFGXGG
AcetoneGGFXGFGXG
AcetyleneGGFGGFGG-
Air, 150ºFGGGGGGGG-
Aluminum chloride, 150ºFGGGGGGGGG
Aluminum fluoride 150ºFGGGGGGG--
Aluminum sulfate 150ºFGGGGGGGG-
Alums 150ºFGGGGGGGG-
Ammonia gasGGGGGGGXG
Ammonium chlorideGGGGGGGG-
Ammonium hydroxideCFFFGGGG-
Ammonium nitrateGGGGGGGG-
Ammonium phosphate, monobasicGGGGGGGG-
Ammonium phosphate, dibasicGGGGGGGG-
Ammonium phosphate, tribasicGGGGGGGG-
Ammonium sulfateGGGGGGGG-
Amyl acetateFXXXFXGXG
Amyl alcoholGGGGGGGGG
Aniline, aniline oilXXCXGXCGG
Aniline dyesFFFFGFC--
Animal fatsXXFGXFFGG
Animal oilsXXXGFXGG-
AsphaltXXFFXFXGX
Barium chlorideGGGGGGGG-
Barium hydroxideGGGGGGGG-
Barium sulfideGGGGGGGG-
BeerGGGGGGGG-
Beet sugar liquorsGGGGGGGG-
Benzene (benzol)XXXCXXXGG
Benzine, petroleum etherXXCFXFXG-
Benzine, petroleum napthaXXCFXFXG-
Black sulfate liquorGGGGGGGG-
Blast furnace gasCCGCCCCG-
BoraxGGGGGGGG-
Boric acidGGGGGGGG-
BrineGGGGGGGG-
BromineXXXXXCXGF
ButaneXXFGXGXG-
Butyl acetateCXXXFXFXG
Butyl alcohol (butanol)GGGGGGGGG
Calcium bisulfateCCGGFGFG-
Calcium chlorideGGGGGGGG-
Calcium hydroxideGGGGGGGG-
Calcium hypochloriteXXXXGFGF-
Caliche liquorsGGGGGGGG-
Cane sugar liquorsGGGGGGGG-
Carbolic acid (phenol)CCCCCCGG-
Carbon dioxide, wet or dryGGGGGGGG-
Carbon disulfideXXXXXXXGC
Carbon monoxide 150ºFCCCCCFCG-
Carbon tetrachlorideXXXCXXXGG
Castor oilGGGGGGGG-
Cellusolve acetateFFXXGGCG-
China wood oil (tung oil)XXFGGFGCG
Chlorine, wet or dryXXXXXXXGF
Chlorinated solventsXXXXXXXG-
Chloroacetic acidXCCCXGXG-
Chlorosulfonic acidXXCCXXXXF
Chromic acidXXXXCGF--
Critic acidGGGFGGGG-
Coke oven gasCCCCCGXC-
Copper chloride 150ºFCGFGGFGG-
Copper sulfate 150ºFCGGGFGGG-
Corn oilXCFGGFCC-
Cottonseed oilXCFGGFCGG
Creosols (cresylic acid)CXXCCFXG-
Creosote, coal tarXXFGXFXFG
Creosote, woodXXFGXFXFG
EthersCCCCCFXXG
Ethyl acetateFXXXFXFXG
Ethyl alcohol (ethanol)GGGGGGGGG
Ethyl celluloseFFFFFFG--
Ethyl chlorideGFFXGFGFF
Ethylene glycolGGGGGGGGG
Ferric chloride 150ºFGGGGGGGG-
Ferric sulfate 150ºFGGGGGGGG-
FormaldehydeGGCGGGGG-
Formic acidGGCFGGGXF
Freon #12, liquidXXGFFFG--
Fuel oilXXFGXFXG-
FurfuralXCCXGFCXG
Gasoline, unleadedXXXGXXXGF
Gasoline, regular leadedXXXCXXXGF
Gasoline, hi-test leadedXXXGXXXGF
GelatinGGGGGGGG-
GlucoseGGGGGGGG-
GlueFFGGFGGG-
Glycerine (glycerol)GGGGGGGGG
Green sulfate liquorGGGGGGGG-
Hydraulic fluids:---------
 petroleumXXGGXFX--
 phosphate ester alkylXXC-GXG--
 phosphate ester arylXXXXCXC--
 phosphate ester blendsXXXXXXC--
 silicate esterXXCCXCX--
 water-glycolGGGGGGG--
Hydrobromic acidCXCCGGG--
Hydrochloric acidGXXXCCCGG
Hydrocyanic acidFFCFCGCG-
Hydrofluoric acidXXXXCGCGG
Hydrofluosilicic acidGFFFGG---
Hydrogen gasFFGGGGG--
Hydrogen peroxideXXCCCCCG-
Hydrogen sulfide, dryCCFXGGG--
Hydrogen sulfide, wetCCFCGGGG-
Jet fuelsXXFGXCXGG
KeroseneXXFGXCXGG
LacquersXXXXCXXF-
Lacquer solventsXXXXCXXXF
Lactic acidCCCCCGCG-
Linseed oilCXFGGGGGG
Lubricating oils, crudeXXFGXCXGG
Lubricating oils, refinedXXFGXCXG-
Magnesium chloride 150ºFGGGGGGGG-
Magnesium hydroxide 150ºFGFFFGGGG-
Magnesium sulfate 150ºFGGGGGGGG-
Mercuric chlorideFFCFGGGG-
MercuryGGGGGGGG-
Methyl alcoholGGGGGGGCG
Methyl chlorideCCCCCXCF-
Methyl ethyl ketoneXXXXF-GXG
Methyl isopropyl ketoneXXXXFCCXG
MilkCCFFGGGG-
Mineral oilsXCFGXFXG-
Natural gasCCGGCGXG-
Nickel chloride 150ºFGGGGGGGGG
Nickel sulfate 150ºFGGGGGGGG-
Nitric acid, concentrated, 70%XXXXCCXCF
Nitric acid, diluted, 10%XXCXCGCC-
Nitric acid, crudeXXXXCCX--
NitrobenzeneXXXXXXFG-
Oleic acidXFCFFXFG-
Oleum spiritsXCCCFC---
Oxalic acidFCFFGGGG-
OxygenFCGCGGG--
Palmitic acidXFGGFFFG-
PerchloroethyleneXXXCXXXGG
Petroleum, crude 200ºFXXFGXCXG-
Petroleum oils 200ºFXXFCCGCG-
Phosphoric acid, crudeGCCCCGCG-
Phosphoric acid, pure, 45%GCCCCCGG-
Picric acid, moltenCCCCGG---
Picric acid, water solutionGCFFGG---
Potassium chlorideGGGGGGGG-
Potassium cyanideGGGGGGGG-
Potassium hydroxideFFCCGGGG-
Potassium sulfateGGGGGGGG-
PropaneXXFGXFXG-
Sea waterGGGGGGFGG
SewageCCFGCGCG-
Soap solutionsGGFGGGGG-
Soda ash (sodium carbonate)GGGGGGGG-
Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda)GGGGGGGG-
Sodium bisulfateGGGGGGGG-
Sodium chlorideGGGGGGGG-
Sodium cyanideGGGGGGGG-
Sodium hydroxide (caustic soda)FFCCGCGGG
Sodium hypochloriteXXXXGFGG-
Sodium metaphosphateGGCGGFGG-
Sodium nitrateCCCCGGGG-
Sodium perborateCCCCGGGG-
Sodium peroxideCCCCGGGG-
Sodium phosphate, monobasicGFCFGGGG-
Sodium phosphate, dibasicGFCFGGGG-
Sodium phosphate, tribasicGFCFGGGG-
Sodium silicateGGGGGGGG-
Sodium sulfateGGGGGGGG-
Sodium sulfideGGGGGGGG-
Sodium thiosulfate (hypo)GGGGGGGG-
Soybean oilXCFGGGGGG
Stannic chlorideGGGGFGFG-
Steam 450ºFCCCCCCFX-
Stearic acidXXCFFCFG-
SulfurFFGFGGGC-
Sulfur chlorideXXCCXGXG-
Sulfur dioxide, dryCCCCCGC--
Sulfur trioxide, dryXCCCCFC--
Sulfuric acid, 10%GGGGGGGGG
Sulfuric acid, 11-75%CCCCFGCG-
Sulfuric acid, 76-95%XXXXCGXGG
Sulfuric acid, fumingXXXXXXXGX
Sulfurous acidCCCCCGCG-
Tannic acidGCGCGGGG-
TarXXCCXCXX-
Tartaric acidGCCCFGFG-
Toluene (toluol)XXXCXXXGG
TrichloroethyleneXXXXXXXGG
TurpentineXXXFXXXGG
Vegetable oil, non-edibleXXFFGG---
VinegarCCCCGGGT-
Water, acid mineGGCGGGGGG
Water, distilledGGCGGGGG-
Water, freshGGCGGGGG-
Water, seaGGGGGGFGG
Whiskey and winesGGGCGGGG-
Xylene (xylol)XXXCXXXGG
ZincCCCCGGGG-
Zinc sulfateGGGGGGGG-

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