Chemical Resistance Ratings

Chemical Resistance Ratings of Synthetic Brush Materials

S – Satisfactory. The product should give good service life when used with this chemical.

M – Marginal. Depending on temperature, concentration, exposure, expected life, etc., the product may or may not give adequate performance. Specific testing for this application is recommended, or contact us for further details.

U – Unsatisfactory. The product will deteriorate in hours to weeks when used with this chemical.

Blanks indicated a lack of information on this specific product. Specific testing for this application is recommended.

aka – also known as

Percents give concentration in water. Solids are dissolved in water to form a saturated solution unless otherwise indicated.

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REAGENT POLYPROPYLENE NYLON POLYESTER NOTES
Acetaldehyde M M M  
Acetic Acid 5% S M S Will etch nylon.
Acetic Acid 10% S M S  
Acetic Acid 100% S U U Will dissolve nylon.
Acetone S S M  
Acetophenone S S    
Allyl Alcohol   S S  
Aluminum Chloride S M S  
Aluminum Sulfate S S S  
Ammonia Solution S S S aka Ammonium Hydroxide
Amyl Alcohol S S S  
Amyl Acetate n- S S S  
Amyl Chloride M      
Amyl Phthalate        
Anti-Freeze S S S  
Aqua Regia S U U  
Aromatic Hydrocarbons U S M  
Barium Carbonate S S S  
Benzaldehyde M S    
Benzene U S M  
Benzoic Acid S S S  
Benzyl Acetate M      
Borax S S S  
Boric Acid S S S  
Brake Fluid   S S  
Bromine Liquid M U U  
Butanol S S S  
Butter S S S  
Butyl Acetate iso- S S M  
Butyl Acetate n- S S M  
Butyl Alcohol iso- S S S  
Butyl Acohol n- S S S  
Butyl Phthalate S S S  
Calcium Chloride S U S  
Calcium Hypochlorite 15% S S S  
Camphor U S    
Carbon Tetrachlorides U S S  
Carbolic Acid 50% S U U aka Phenol/solvent for nylon
Carbolic Acid 100% S U U aka/solvent for nylon
Castor Oil S S S  
Caustic Soda S M M aka Sodium Hydroxide
Cedarwood oil        
Cellosolve S      
Cellulose Acetate S S    
Cetyl Alcohol S S S  
Chlorobenzene U S M  
Chloroform U M M Temporarily softens nylon.
Chlorine U U U  
Chromic Acid S U M  
Citric Acid 10% S M S  
Citric Acid 20% S M S  
Citrus Oil S S S  
Cocoa Butter S S S  
Cod Liver Oil S S S  
Coconut Oil S S S  
Copper Salts M M M  
Corn Oil S S S  
Cottonseed Oil S S S  
Cyclohexane M S S  
Cyclohexanol S S    
Cyclohexanone M S    
Decalin U S M  
Detergents S S S  
Diacetone S M U  
Dibutyl Sebacate S      
Dichlorobenzene o-        
Dichlorobenzene p-   S   aka Moth balls
Diethylene Glycol S M M  
Diethylketone S M U  
Dimethyl Formamide S M S  
Dimethyl Phthalate        
Epichlorohydrin S M    
Ether S S S  
Ethyl Acetate M S M  
Ethyl Alcohol 95% S S S Temporarily softens nylon.
Ethyl Benzene        
Ethyl Benzoate        
Ethyl Chloride (Gas & Liq.) M S    
Ethyl Ether S S S  
Ethylene Lactate   M    
Ethylene Dichloride M S M  
Ethylene Glycol S S S  
Ethylene Oxide M M S  
Ferrous Chloride S U S  
Formaldehyde S S S  
Formic Acid S U S Solvent for nylon.
Furfuryl Alcohol M S S  
Gasoline M S S  
Glucose 30% S S S  
Glycerin S M S  
Heptyl Alcohol n-   M    
Hexane M S S  
Hexyl Alcohol n-   M    
Hydrochloric Acid 10% S U S Dissolve nylon 6.
Hydrochloric Acid 38% S U M Dissolve nylon 6 and 6.6. Softens 6.12.
Hydrofluoric Acid S U U  
Hydrogen Peroxide 3% S U U  
Hydrofgen Peroxide 30|% M U S  
Hydroquinone S U S  
Iodine Tincture S U    
Isopropyl Alcohol S S M  
Kerosene M S S  
Lactic Acid 10% S M S  
Lanolin S S S  
Lard S S S  
Lauryl Alcohol S S S  
Lemon Juice S M S  
Lubricating Oil S S S  
Lye S M M  
Magnesium Carbonate S S S  
Maleic Acid 10% S S S  
Mercuric Chloride 5% S U    
Mesityl Oxide        
Methyl Acetate M S M Temporary loss of stiffness in nylon.
Methyl Alcohol S S S Temporary loss of stiffness in nylon.
Methyl Chloride M      
Methyl Ethyl Ketone M S M Softens nylon.
Methyl Isobutyl Ketone M S U  
Methyl Propyl Ketone M S U  
Methyl Salicylate       Oil of Wintergreen
Methylene Chloride M M U  
Milk S S S  
Mineral Oil M S S  
Monochlorobenzene U S M  
Motor Oil S S S  
Nitric Acid M U M Polyester is not affected by 50% nitric acid.
Nonyl Alcohol S S S  
Octyl Alcohol S S S  
Oils-Essential M S S  
Oils-Vegetable S S S  
Oleic Acid 100% S S S  
Orange Juice Fresh S S S  
Orange Juice Conc. S S S  
Oxalic Acid 10% S M S  
Ozone M M M In absence of light.
Paint Thinner M S S aka VM&P naphta
Palm Oil S S S  
Palmitic Acid S S S  
Peanut Oil S S S  
Pectin S S S  
Perchloroethylene U S    
Petroleum Distillate M S S  
Petroleum Jelly S S S  
Phenol 5% S U U Solvent for nylon.
Phosphoric Acid 50% S U S  
Potassium Hydroxide 30% S S U  
Potassium Hydroxide 35% S S U  
Potassium Hydroxide 50% S M U  
Potassium Bromide S S S  
Potassium Ferricyanide S S    
Potassium Iodide S      
Potassium Permanganate M U S  
Potassium Thiocyanate S U S 6.12 has greater resistance than nylon 6 or 6.6.
Propyl Alcohol iso- S M M  
Propylene Dichloride        
Propylene Glycol S S S  
Resorcinol   U   Solvent for nylon.
Salicylic Acid S S M  
Silver Nitrate S S S  
Sodium Acetate S S S  
Sodium Benzoate S S S  
Sodium Bicarbonate S S S  
Sodium Bisulphite S S S  
Sodium Borate S S S  
Sodium Bromide S S S  
Sodium Carbonate S S S  
Sodium Chloride S S S  
Sodium Dichromate 10% S M M  
Sodium Fluoride 5% S      
Sodium Hydroxide 40% S M U  
Sodium Hypochlorite 5% M U M aka bleach, Clorox
Sodium Tetraborate S S M aka Borax
Sodium Thiosulfate S S S aka Hypo
Stannic Chloride S M    
Stearic Acid (pwd) S S S  
Stoddard Solvent M S S  
Sucrose 30% S S S  
Sulphuric Acid 2% S M S  
Sulphuric Acid 50% S U U  
Sulphuric Acid 96% S U U  
Tannic Acid 2% S   S  
Tartaric Acid S S S  
Tea (sol) S S S  
Tetrahydrofuran S S S  
Tetralin M S S  
Thionyl Chloride   U    
Toluene M S M  
Trichloroethylene(1,1,1-) U S S Softens nylon.
Trisodium Phosphate S S S  
Triethylene Glycol S S S  
Triethylene Tetramine        
Turpentine M S S  
Water S S S Softens and swells nylon 6 and 6.6.
Water Carbonated S S S  
Xylene M S M  
Zinc Chloride S U S Nylon 6.12 has better resistence that 6 or 6.6..
Zinc Salts in Solution S U S Leads to environmentl stress cracking in nylon.
Zinc Stearate S S S  

The information in this table is based on our tests and information supplied by others. We believe it to be true and accurate, but no warranties are expressed or implied regarding its accuracy or the performance of any Power Brushes products. Actual testing is recommended for critical applications.

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