Chemical Resistance Properties of Tubing

Chemical Resistance Properties of Tubing

Chemical Resistance Chart 2014

The ratings included in these charts are based on the results of laboratory tests. They reflect the relative capabilities of various tubing formulations to withstand specific chemicals.

NOTE: The ratings in the charts DO NOT reflect the extent to which extraction may occur, or the extent to which fluids may undergo any physical changes in properties or composition, as a result of coming into contact with the tubing. Neither Avantor Fluid Handling LLC nor the manufacturer make any representation or warranty with respect to the susceptibility of any fluid to become contaminated or undergo changes in properties or composition as a result of possible extraction of tubing ingredients by the fluid to be transmitted. Certain corrosives that would be destructive to tubing with prolonged exposure can be satisfactorily handled for short periods of time if flushed with water after use. All ratings are based on room temperature (73°F). Chemical resistance will be adversely affected by elevated temperatures.

IMPORTANT: It is the user’s responsibility to ensure the suitability and safety of Saint-Gobain tubing for all intended uses, including establishing the compatibility of any fluid with the tubing through which it is transmitted. Laboratory, field or clinical tests must be conducted in accordance with applicable requirements in order to determine the safety and effectiveness for use of tubing in any particular application. If intended for medical use, it is the user’s responsibility to ensure that the tubing to be used complies with all applicable medical regulatory requirements.

Products Include:

Chemfluor, Fluran, Norprene, Phar-Med, Pharma-Pure, PureFit, Sani-Pure, Sani-Tech, Tygon, Tygopure, Tygothane, and Versilic.


Chemicals Include:

Acetamide: 67% in Water
Acetate Solvents
Acetic Acid: 10% in Water
Acetic Acid: 50-60% in Water
Acetic Acid Glacial: 100%
Acetic Anhydride
Acetyle Bromide
Acetyl Chloride
Acetylene Gas
Adipic Acid 100% in Alcohol
Alcohols - General
Aliphatic Hydrocarbon
Allyl Alcohol
Alum: 5% in Water
Aluminum Chloride: 53% in Water
Aluminum Hydroxide: 2% in Water
Aluminum Sulfate: 50% in Water
Aluminum Salts
Ammonia Gas
Ammonia Anhydrous Liquid
Ammonium Acetate: 45% in Water
Ammonium Carbonate: 50% in Water
Ammonium Hydroxide: 5-10% in Water
Ammonium Hydroxide: 30% in Water
Ammonium Persulfate: 30% in Water
Ammonium Salts
Ammonium Sulfate: 30% in Water
Amyl Acetate
Amyl Alcohol
Amyl Chloride
Aniline Hydrochloride
Antimony Salts
Aqua Regia
Aromatic Hydrocarbons
Arsenic Acid: 20% in Water
Arsenic Salts
ASTM Reference #1 Oil
ASTM Reference #2 Oil
ASTM Reference #3 Oil
Barium Carbonate: 1% in Water
Barium Hydroxide: 5% in Water
Benzenesulfonic Acid
Benzoic Acid
Benzyl Alcohol
Bleach Liquor: 22% in Water
Borax: 6% in Water
Boric Acid: 4% in Water
Bromine: Anhydrous Liquid
Butyl Acetate
Butyl Alcohol
Butyruic Acid
Calcium Carbonate 25% in Dilute Acids
Calcium Chloride: 30% in Water
Calcium Hydroxide 10% in Glycerol
Calcium Hypochiorite: 20% in Water
Calcium Nitrate: 55% in Water
Calcium Salts
Calcium Sulfate: 1% in Water
Carbon Dioxide: Wet/Dry
Carbon Disulfide
Carbon Monoxide
Carbon Tetrachloride
Carbonic Acid
Castor Oil
Cellosolve Acetate
Chlorine - Dry Gas
Chlorine - Wet Gas
Chloroacetic Acid: 20% in Water
Chlorobenzene Mono Di, Tri
Chlorosulfonic Acid
Chromic Acid: 10-20% in Water
Chromic Acid: 50% in Water
Citric Acid: 10-20% in Water
Coconut Oil
Corn Syrup
Cottonseed Oil
Cresol (m, o, or p)
Cresylic Acid
Cupric Chloride: 40% in Water
Cupric Nitrate: 70% in Water
Cupric Sulfate: 13% in Water
Detergent Solutions
Dibutyl Pththalate
Diesel Fuel
Diethylamin: 2.5% in Water
Diethylene Glycol
Dioctyl Pththalate
Ethyl Acetate
Ethyl Alcohol (Ethanol)
Ethyl Benzoate
Ethyl Chloride
Ethyl Ether
Ethylene Bromide
Ethylene Chlorohydrin
Ethylene Dichloride
Ethylene Glycol
Ethylene Oxide
Fatty Acids
Ferric Chloride: 43% in Water
Ferric Nitrate: 60% in Water
Ferric Sulfate: 5% in Water
Ferrous Chloride: 40% in Water
Ferrous Sulfate: 5% in Water
Fluoboric Acid: 48% in Water
Flourine Gas
Fluosilicic Acid: 25% in Water
Formaldehyde: 37% in Water
Formic Acid: 25% in Water
Formic Acid: 40-50% in Water
Formic Acid: 98% in Water
Freon 11
Freon 12
Freon 22
Fruit Juice
Fuel Oil
Gallic Acid 17% in Acetone
Gasoline, Automotive
Glucose: 50% in Water
Glycerol / Glycerin
Glycolic Acid: 70% in Water
Hydrobromic Acid: 20-50% in Water
Hydrobromic Acid: 100% in Water
Hydrochloric Acid: 10% in Water
Hydrochloric Acid: 37% in Water
Hydrocyanic Acid
Hydrofluoric Acid: 10% in Water
Hydrofluoric Acid: 25% in Water
Hydrofluoric Acid: 40-48% in Water
Hydrogen Gas
Hydrogen Peroxide: 3% in Water
Hydrogen Peroxide: 10% in Water
Hydrogen Peroxide: 30% in Water
Hydrogen Peroxide: 90% in Water
Hydrogen Sulfide
Hydroquinone: 7% in Water
Hypochlorous Acid: 25% in Water
Iodine: 50 - ppm in Water
Isobutyl Alcohol
Isopropyl Acetate
Isopropyl Alcohol
Isopropyl Ether
Jet Fuel JP8
Lacquer Solvents
Lactic Acid: 3-10% in Water
Lactic Acid: 85% in Water
Lard / Animal Fat
Lead Acetate: 35% in Water
Lead Salts
Lemon Oil
Linoleic Acid
Linseed Oil
Lubricating Oils / Petroleum
Magnesium Carbonate: 1% in Water
Magnesium Chloride: 35% in Water
Magnesium Hydroxide: 10% in dil. Acids
Magnesium Nitrate: 50% in Water
Magnesium Sulfate: 25%
Maleic Acid: 30% in Water
Maleic Acid: 36% in Water
Manganese Salts
Mercuric Chloride: 6% in Water
Mercuric Cyanide: 8% in Water
Mercury Salts
Methane Gas
Methyl Alcohol (Methanol)
Methyl Acetate
Methyl Bromide
Methyl Chloride
Methyl Ethyl Ketone
Methyl Isobutyl Ketone
Methylene Chloride
Methyl Methacrylate
Mineral Oil
Mineral Spirits
Motor Oil
Natural Gas
Nickel Chloride: 40% in Water
Nickel Nitrate: 75% in Water
Nickel Salts
Nickel Sulfate: 25% in Water
Nitric Acid: 10% in Water
Nitric Acid: 35% in Water
Nitric Acid: 68-71% in Water
Nitrous Acid: 10% in Water
Nitrous Oxide
Oils: Animal
Oils: Essential
Oils: Hydraulic (Phosphate Ester)
Oils: Hydrocarbon
Oils: Vegetable
Oleic Acid
Oleum: 25% in Water
Ortho Dichlorobenzene
Oxalic Acid: 12% in Water
Ozone: 300 pphm
Palmitic Acid: 100% in Ether
Perchloric Acid: 67% in Water
Phenol: 5-10% in Water
Phenol: 91% in Water
Phosphoric Acid < 10% in Water
Phosphoric Acid: 25% in Water
Phosphoric Acid: 85% in Water
Phosphorous Trichloride Acid
Photographic Solutions
Phthalic Acid: 9% in Alcohol
Phthalic Anhydride: 9% in Alcohol
Pictic Acid: 1% in Water
Plating Solutions
Potassium Carbonate: 55% in Water
Potassium Cyanide: 33% in Water
Potassium Dichromate: 5% in Water
Potassium Hydroxide: <10% in Water
Potassium Hypochlorite: 70% in Water
Potassium Iodide: 56% in Water
Potassium Permanganate: 6% in Water
Potassium Salts
Propane Gas
Propyl Alcohol (Propanol)
Propylene Gycol
Proplene Oxide
Salicylic Acid: 1% in Water
Silicone Oils
Silver Nitrate: 55% in Water
Skydrol 500A
Soap Solutions
Sodium Acetate: 55% in Water
Sodium Benzoate: 22% in Water
Sodium Bicarbonate: 7% in Water
Sodium Carbonate: 7% in Water
Sodium Chlorate: 45% in Water
Sodium Chloride: 20% in Water
Sodium Cyanide: 30% in Water
Sodum Fluoride: 3% in Water
Sodium Hydroxide: 10-15% in Water
Sodium Hydroxide: 30-40% in Water
Sodium Hypochlorite: 5.5% in Water
Sodium Hypochlorite: 12.2% in Water
Sodium Nitrate: 3.5% in Water
Sodium Salts
Sodium Sulfate: 5% in Water
Sodium Sulfide: 45% in Water
Sodium Sulfite: 10% in Water
Stannic Chloride: 50% in Water
Stannous Chloride: 45% in Water
Stearic Acid: 5% in Alcohol
Styrene Monomer
Sulfur Chroride
Sulfur Dioxide: Dry Gas
Sulfur Dioxide: Gas Wet
Sulfur Trioxide: Wet
Sulfuric Acid: 10% in Water
Sulfuric Acid: 30% in Water
Sulfuric Acid: 95-98% in Water
Sulfurous Acid
Tannic Acid: 75% in Water
Tartaric Acid: 56% in Water
Thionyl Chloride
Tin Salts
Titanium Salts
Trichloroacetic Acid: 90% in Water
Tricresyl Phosphate
Trisodium Phosphate
Urea: 20% in Water
Uric Acid
Vinyl Acetate
Water: De-Ionized
Water: Distilled
Zinc Chloride: 80% in Water
Zinc Salts