Chem Resistance Charts

Chemical Resistance Tables

Chemical Resistance Ratings
A Fluid has little or no effect.
B Fluid has minor to moderate effect.
C Fluid has severe effect.
X No Data - Likely severe effect.
T No Data - Likely minor effect.

Geomembrane Material Codes
HD High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
PV Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
AL  Arctic Liner®, HAZGARD 100/250®
EL Enviro Liner®
RP Reinforced Polyethylene (RPE)®
OR Oil Resistant RPE®(OR RPE®)
PP Polypropylene
PU Polyurethane
EI
Ethylene Interpolymer Alloy (EIA)
(HAZGARD 5000HT) 

 

 


Geomembrane Materials Chemical Resistance Ratings 
Material % HD PV AL EL RP OR PP PU EI
Acetic Acid 5% A A A A A A A A A
Acetic Acid 50% A X X A B B T X C
Acetic Acid Gla. A C C A C B A X X
Acetic Anhydride   A X X C C C T X X
Acetone   A C C B C A C C X
Alkyl Alcohol     C C A     T T T
Alkyl Chloride     C C       X X X
Aluminum Chloride   A B B A A A T T T
Aluminum Flouride   A X X A A A T T T
Aluminum Sulfate   A A A A A A T T T
Ammonium Carbonate   A A A A A A T T T
Ammonium Chloride   A A A A A A T T T
Ammonium Fluoride 20% A T T A A A T T T
Ammonium Hydroxide 30% A 25 25 A A A A T A
Ammonium Nitrate   A 25 25 A A A A T T
Ammonium Phosphate   A T T A   A T T T
Ammonium Sulphate   A A A A A A T T B
Ammonium Sulphide   A 22 22   A A T T T
Amyl Acetate   B C C C C C C T X
Amyl Alcohol   A T T A B B T T T
Amyl Chloride   B T T A C C   T X
Aniline   A X X B B C A X X
Animal Oil   T B A A   A T   A
Antimony Chloride   A T T   A A A A T
Aqua Regia   B B T C C C X X X
ASTM Fuel A   T X T     T C A A
ASTM Fuel B   T C A     T C A B
ASTM Fuel C   T C B     T C B  
ASTM Oil #1   T T T     T   T T
ASTM Oil #2   T X T     T   T A
ASTM Oil #3   T X T     T   T T
Asphalt   A C A A   A   T T
Barium Carbonate   A T T A A A T T T
Barium Hydroxide   A T T A A A T T T
Barium Sulphate   A T T A A A T T T
Benzene <1% T T T B T T T T T
Benzene 25% T X B C X T X T T
Benzene 100 B X C C X C C T C
Benzoic Acid   A T T A A A T T T
Borax Solutions   A T T A A A T T T
Boric Acid   A T T A A A T T T
Bromic Acid 10% A T T   A A T X T
Bromine; Anhydrous   B X X C C C X X  
Butyl Acetate   B X X B C B T X X
Butyl Alcohol   A T T A B B A T T

 


 

Material % HD PV AL  EL RP OR PP PU EI
Butyl Phenol   A X X     A T X X
Butyric Acid   A T T C C C T X X
Calcuim Bisulphate   A T T A   A T T T
Calcium Carbonate   A A A A A A A T T
Calcium Chloride   A A A A A A T T T
Calcium Hydroxide   A T T A A A T T T
Calcium Hypochlorite   A A A A A A T T A
Calcium Nitrate 50% A T T A A A T T T
Calcium Sulphate   A 2% C A A A T A T
Carbon Disulfide   B X X C C C C X X
Carbon Tetrachloride   C C C C C C C C X
Carbonic Acid   A T T A A A C T T
Castor Oil   A X T A B B T T T
Chlorine Gas   C X X X C C X X T
Chloracetic Acid   A X X A A A X X X
Chlorobenzene   B C C C C C X X X
Chloroform   C C C C C C X X X
Chlorosulfonic Acid   C C C C C C X X X
Chrome Alum   A T T   A A T T T
Chromic Acid 30% A T T A A B X X B
Chromium Trioxide   A T T     A X X  
Citric Acid   A A A A B B T T T
Copper Chloride   A T T A A A T T T
Copper Nitrate   A T T A A A T T T
Copper Sulphate   A T T A A A T T T
Corn Oil   A C A A A A T T A
Cottonseed Oil   A C A A B B T T A
Crude Oil   T C A B       T T
Cyclohexane   C X T C   C X T  
Cyclohexanol   A X T C B A T T  
Cyclohexanone   C C C C C C A X X
Dextrin   A T T A A A T T T
Dibutyl Phthalate   B X X B B B   X C
Diesel Fuel   A C A B   A   A A
Diethyl Ether   B X X C   B X X X
Diethyl Keytone   B X X B C B X X X
Diethyl Sebacate     X X         X X
Dimethylamine   C C C C C C   X X
Dioctyl Phthalate   A X X   B A   X C
Disodium Phosphate   A T T   A A T T T
Epichlorohydrin   A X X     A      
Ethyl Acetate   B C C B C B     C
Ethyl Alcohol   A A A A B A T   A
Ethyl Bromide   A X X     B X   X
Ethyl Chloride   C X X C C C X   X

 


 

Material % HD PV AL EL RP OR PP PU EI
Ethylene Dichloride   B X X C C B T X X
Ethylene Glycol   A A A A B A A T A
Ethylene Oxide   A X X B   A T X X
Ferric Chloride   A T T A A A T T T
Ferric Nitrate   A T T A A A T T T
Ferrous Chloride   A T T A A A T T T
Ferrous Sulfate   A T T A A A T T T
Fluosilicic Acid   A A A A 32 A T X T
Formaldehyde 40% A C C A B A A B  
Formic Acid   A C C A A A A X  
Furfural   B X X C C B X X X
Gallic Acid   A T T A B B C X  
Gasoline <25
BTX
B C A B- C C B C A A
Gasoline >25
BTX
B C B   C B C A  
Glucose   A T T A A A T T T
Glycerine   A X T A B A   T A
Hexane   B C A   B   A T
Hydraulic Fluid   A C A B   A   X A
Hydrazine   A X X C   A   X X
Hydrobromic Acid   A T T A 50 A   X T
Hydrochloric Acid 20% A A A A A A A X A
Hydrochloric Acid 37% A A A A A A T X A
Hydrocyanic Acid   A T T A A A T T T
Hydrofluoric Acid 20% A T T A A A   X T
Hydrofluoric Acid 75% A T T A A A   X T
Hydrofluosilicic Acid 30% A A A     A     T
Hydrogen Peroxide 3% A A A A A A  X A A
Hydrogen Peroxide 10% A A A A A A T T
Hydrogen Sulfide   A A A A A A T T T
Hydroquinone   A T T A A A C    
Iso Octane   A X T     A A A T
Isopropyl Alcohol 10% A T T A   A T A A
JP-4 Jet Fuel   A X A     A C A A
Jet A   A X A B   A X T T
Jet B   A X T     A X T T
Kerosene   B A A B   B X A A
Lactic Acid   A B A A B A T X T
Lead Acetate   A T T A A A T T T
Linseed Oil   A X T B B A   T A
Lubricating Oil   A C A B X A   T T
Magnesium Carbonate   A A A A A A T T T
Magnesium Chloride   A T T A A A T T T
Magnesium Hyroxide   A T T A A A A T A
Magnesium Nitrate   A T T A A A T T T

 


 

Material % HD PV AL  EL RP OR PP PU EI
Magnesium Sulphate   A T T A A A T T T
Malic Acid   A T T   A A T T T
Mercuric Chloride   A T T   A A T T T
Methyl Alcohol   A T A A B T T   A
Methyl Ethyl Keytone   C C C C C C X C C
Mineral Oil   A B A B B B   A T
Mineral Spirits   A X T B   A A T T
Naptha   B B B B C B C X T
Napthalene   A C C C C B X X X
Nitric Acid 10% A B A A A A T X A
Nitric Acid 50% A B B A A A A X C
Nitric Acid 70% A X X B B B X X X
Nitro Benzene   C C C C C C X X X
Oleic Acid   B T T   C B T T T
Oleum 25% C X X   C C   X  
Oxalic Acid   A A A A A A T T  
Palmatic Acid   A T T     A T T T
Perchloroethylene <1% T T T B   T X T T
Perchloroethylene 100 C X X C C C X C C
Phenol   A X X C 5% A T C B
Phenol Formaldahyde     C C       T X T
Phosphoric Acid 50% A A A A A A T C B
Phosphoric Acid 75% A A X A A A T X X
Phosphorous Yellow     X X       T X T
Phosphorous Pentoxide   A T T     A T X X
Photographic Solutions   A     A A A   T T
Phthalate Plasticizer   A X X     A   C C
Pickling Solutions   A     A B A   X X
Potassium Bicarbonate   A A A A A A T T T
Potassium Carbonate   A A A A A A T T T
Potassium Chromate 40% A T T A A A T T T
Potassium Cyanide   A T T A A A T T T
Potassium Dichromate   40 T T A 40 A T T T
Potassium Hydroxide   A 25 25 A A A A T T
Potassium Nitrate   A A A A A A T T T
Potassium Perchlorate 10% A T T A A A T T T
Potassium Permaganate   20 T T A 20 A T T T
Potassium Sulfate   A T T A A A T A T
Pyradine   A X X A A A   X X
Salt Water   A A A A A A T A A
Silicone Grease   A T T A   A T   T
Silver Nitrate   A X X A A A T T T
Skydrol Hydraulic Fluid     X X C     A C C
Soap Solutions   B A A A A B T A A
Sodium Acetate   A T T A A A T A T
Sodium Bicarbonate   A A A A A A T A T

 


 

Material % HD PV AL  EL RP OR PP PU EI
Sodium Bisulphite   A T T A A A T T T
Sodium Borate   A T T A A A T T T
Sodium Carbonate   A A A A A A T T T
Sodium Chlorate   A T T A A A T T T
Sodium Chloride   A A A A A A T A T
Sodium Dichromate 20% 100 T T A A A T T T
Sodium Ferrocyanide   A T T A A A T T T
Sodium Fluoride   A T T A A A T T T
Sodium Hydroxide 25% A A A A A A T A
Sodium Hydroxide 60% A X X A A A   A
Sodium Hypochlorite   A 12 12 A A A A A
Sodium Nitrate   A T T A A A T T T
Sodium Sulphate   A A A A A A A T T
Soybean Oil   A X T     A   T A
Stannous Chloride   A T T A A A T T X
Stearic Acid   A T T A B B T A A
Styrene   C X X   X C X X X
Sulphuric Acid 10% A A A A A A T X A
Sulphuric Acid 40% A B B A A A A X  
Sulphuric Acid 98% B C C B C B X X C
Tannic Acid   10 T T A B A T X T
Tataric Acid   A T T A 10 A T T T
Tetrahydrofuran   B C C C C C X X X
Toluene <1% T T A B   T C T T
Toluene 25% T X B C   T X T T
Toluene 100 B X B C C B X C C
Transformer Oil   A C A B B A   T T
Triethanolamine   A X X   A A   B X
Trisodium Phosphate   A T T A A A T T T
Tung Oil     X T       T   T
Turpentine   B T T C C B   B T
Urea   A 30 A A A A T T T
Vegetable Oil   A C T B   A A A A
Water   A A A A A A A A A
Xylene <1% T T T B   T X T T
Xylene 25% T X B C   T X T T
Xylene 100 C X X C C C X X C
Zinc Chloride   A A A A A A T T T
Zinc Sulphate   A T T A A A T T T

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