The SciLabware chemical compatibility calculator makes it easy to determine the suitability of plastics with chemicals. Simply select the chemical and polymer you’re working with and our handy tool will do the rest.

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  • Excellent continuous exposure to the substance does not cause damage within 30 days
  • Good continuous exposure to the substance causes minor damage within 7 – 30 days
  • Poor not suitable for continuous exposure to the substance. Immediate damage may occur
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LDPE HDPE PP PMP (TPX) PVC PC PS SAN PMMA PTFE POM PBT
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AcetaldehydeEPEGGPGPPPGPPPPPPPEEEENN
Acetic Acid (Glacial)GPEEEGGGEPPPPPPPPPEEPPPN
Acetic AnhydridePPGGGGEGPPPPPPPPPPGGPPNN
AcetoneGPPPGPEEPPPPPPPPPPEEEEGN
Ammonium Chloride (10%)EEEEEEEEEGGGEEEEGGEENNNN
Ammonium Hydroxide (30%)EEEEEEEEEPPGGGGGGGEEEENN
Amyl AcetateGPEGGPEGPPPPPPPPEEEEEEEN
Aniline (Phenylamine)EGEEEEEGPPPPPPPPPPEEGGGN
Aqua RegiaPPPPPPPPPPPPPPGPPPEEEEPN
BenzaldehydeEGGPPGEGPPPPPPPPPPEEEENN
BenzenePPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPEEEGEN
Benzoic AcidEEEEEGEEEGEGGGEEEEEENNPN
Boric Acid (10%)EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEN
Butyl AcetateGGGGGGGGEPPPPPPPPPEEEGGN
Butyric Acid (Butanoic acid)PPGPPPPPEPPPPPPPPPEENNEN
Calcium Hydroxide (Saturated)EEEEEEEEEEPPGGEEGPEEEEEN
Carbon DisulphidePPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPEEEENN
Carbon TetrachlorideGPGPGPPPEPPPPPGPPPEEGGNN
ChloroformGPGPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPEEPPPN
Citric Acid (1M)EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEENEENNNN
CresolPPGPGGPPPPPPGPPPPPEENNPN
CyclohexaneGPGPGPPPPPEGPPGPGNEEEENN
Dibutyl PhthalateGPGPGPGGPPGPPPPPPPEEEEEN
DichlorobenzeneGPGPGPPPPPPPPPPPPPEEPPNN
Diethyl EtherPPGPGPPPEPPPPPPPPPEEEEEN
Diethylene GlycolEEEEEEEEGPGGEEEEPPEEEEPN
Dimethyl Formamide (DMF)EEEEEEEEPPPPPPPPPPEEEEEN
Dimethyl Sulfoxide (DMSO)EEEEEEEEPPPPNGPPPPEENNEN
DioxaneGGGGPPGGPPPPPPPPPPEEGGGP
Ethyl Acetate (Ethyl Ester)EEEEGPGPPPPPPPPPPPGGNNPN
Ethyl Alcohol (Absolute Ethanol)EGEEEEEGEEEGEGPPPPEEEEEN
Ethyl Chloride (Chloroethane)GPPPGPGPPPPPPPPPPPEENNNN
Ethylene ChlorideGPPPGPGPGPPPPPPPPPEEPPNN
Ethylene Oxide (Pure)GGGGGPGPPPGPPPPPEEEEEEGN
Ethylene Oxide (Gas)GGEEEEGGGGEEEGGGEEEENNNN
Formaldehyde (Formalin) 40%EGEGEEEEEEEEGGGPEGEEEEEN
Formic Acid (50%)GGEEEGEEEPGGGGEGNNEENNGN
Formic Acid (100%)GGEEEGEEEPGPGGPPNNEEPPNN
Glycerine (Glycerol)EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEGGEN
HexanePPGGGGGPEPGPPPEEENEEEEEN
Hydrobromic Acid (69%)EEEGEGEEEEGGGGGGPPEEPPPN
Hydrochloric Acid (5%)EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEGNEEPPPN
Hydrochloric Acid (35%)EEEEEGEGEEGPEEEGPPEEPPPN
Hydrofluoric Acid (48%)EEEEEGEGGGGPPPEGPPEEPPGN
Hydrogen Peroxide (30%)EEEEEGEGEEEEEGEEGPEEEPEN
Lactic Acid (85%)EEEEEGEGEGEGEEEEEEEEEPEN
Methyl AcetateEPEEEGGPPPPPPPPPNNEENNPN
Methyl Alcohol (Methanol)EGEEEEEGEEGGGGPPPPEEEEEN
Methyl Ethyl Ketone (Butanone)PPPPEEEPPPPPPPPPPPEENNEN
Methylene Chloride (Dichloro Methane)PPEPEPEPPPPPPPPPPPEEPPPN
Mineral OilGEEEEGEGEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEN
Nitric Acid (10%)EEGGGGGGGEEGGEGGENEEPPGN
Nitric Acid (70%)EPEPPPEPPPPPPPPPPPEEPPGN
NitrobenzenePPPPPPEPPPPPPPPPPPEEGPEN
Oxalic Acid (10%)EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEN
Perchloric Acid (70%)GPGPGPGPGPPPGGGGEEGGPPNN
Phenol (100%)PPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPEEPPPN
Phosphoric Acid (85%)EPEEEGEGEGEGEGEEGPEEEPNN
Picric AcidPPPPPPEEPPPPGGEENNEENNNN
Potassium Hydroxide (30%)EEEEEEEEEEPPGGEEEEEEEEPN
Potassium PermanganateEEEEEGEEEGEEEGGGGPEEGGEN
Propylene GlycolEEEEEEEEGGGGEEEENNEEEENN
PyridinePPPPEEGPPPPPPPPPPPEEEGNN
Salicylic AcidEEEEEEEEGGEGEGEGNNEEPPEN
Silver NitrateEGEEEEEEEGEEEEEGNNEEGGNN
Sodium Hydroxide (50%)GGEEEEEEEEPPEGEGEPEEEEPN
Sodium Hypochlorite (15%)EGEGGPEEEEGGEGEEEEEENNPN
Sulphuric Acid (20%)EEEEEEEEEGEGEEEGEEEENNNN
Sulphuric Acid (60%)EGEGGGEGEGGGEGPPPPEEPPNN
Sulphuric Acid (98%)GGGGGEGGGPPPGGPPPPEEPPPN
Tetrahydrofuran (THF)GPGEGGGGPPPPPPPPPPEEGGEN
TolueneGPPPPPGGPPPPPPPPPPEEPPEN
Trichloroacetic AcidGPGPGGEEGPGPGPPPNNEENNPN
TrichloroethylenePPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPEEPPPP
TurpentineGPGPGPGPGGGPPPGPGPEEEEEN
XylenePPGPPPGPPPPPPPPPPPEEEEPN
Zinc Chloride (10%)EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEGEN
Zinc Sulphate (10%)EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEGPNN