Polyethylene Chemical Compatibility Guide

Compatibility Guide for Polyethylene materials and respective chemicals

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Ratings Chemical Effect Explanation of Footnotes
A = Suitable for long term storage at 100 degrees F or less.
B = Suitable for short term storage less than one year.
C = Do NOT store these chemicals in UltraTech containers.


Acetaldehyde (40%), A
Acetamide, A
Acetone, A
Acetylene Tetrabromide, B
Acrylic Emulsions, B
Acrylonitrile, A
Adipic Acid, A
Aliphatic Hydrocarbons, A
Alkaline, A
Allyl Alcohol (96%), A
Aluminum Chloride (20%), A
Aluminum Fluride, A
Aluminum Hydrogen Solution (10%), A
Aluminum Hydroxide, A
Alums (All Types), A
Ammonia (Aqueous), A
Ammonium Acetate, A
Ammonium Bifluoride, A
Ammonium Carbonate (50%), A
Ammonium Chloride, A
Ammonium Hydrogen Fluoride (50%), A
Ammonium Hydroxide, A
Ammonium Metaphsophate Sat'd, A
Ammonium Nitrate Sat'd, A
Ammonium Persulfate Sat'd, A
Ammonium Phosphate, A
Ammonium Salts, A
Ammonium Sulfate Sat'd, A
Ammonium Sulfide, Sat'd, A
Ammonium Thiocyanate Sat'd, A
Amyl Acetate, A
Amyl Alcohol (100%), A
Amyl Chloride, C
Aniline (100%), B
Aniline Hydrochloride, B
Anti Freeze, A
Antimony Salts, A
Antimony Trichloride (90%), A
Aqua Regia, C
Aqueous Alkalies (NaOH), A
Arsenic Acid, A
Ascetic Acid (50%), A
Ascetic Acid Anhydride, B
Ascetic Ether, B
Barium Carbonate, A
Barium Chloride, A
Barium Cyanide, A
Barium Hydroxide, A
Barium Nitrate, A
Barium Salts, A
Barium Sulfate, A
Barium Sulfide, A
Battery Fluid, Acid, B
Benzaldehyde, A
Benzene Sulfonic Acid, B
Benzene, B
Benzoic Acid, A
Benzyl Alcohol, A
Benzyl Chloroformate, A
Boric Acid Conc., A
Boric Acid Dilute, A
Borzx Cold Sat'd, A
Bromine, Liquid, C
Bromine, Water, C
Bromobenzene, C
Bromoform, C
Butadiene, A
Butanediol (100%), A
Butanol, A
Butyl Acetate, A
Butyl Alcohol (100%), A
Butyl Phenol, C
Butylene Glycol, A
Butylene Liquid, C
Butylene, C
Butyric Acid, A
Calcium Carbonate, A
Calcium Chloride, A
calcium Hydroxide, A
Calcium Hypochlorite, A
Calcium Nitrate (50%), A
Calcium Sulfate, A
Carbon Bisulfide, C
Carbon Disulfide, C
Carbon Monoxide, A
Carbon Tetrachloride, C
Carbonic Acid (Aq. C02), A
Caustic (Aqueous), A
Caustic Potash Sol. (50%), A
Caustic Soda Sol. (10%), A
Chloroacetic Acid, A
Chlorobezene, A
Chloroform, C
Chloromethane, C
Chlorsulfonic Acid (100%), C
Chrome Alum Sat'd, A
Chromic Acid (50%), B
Clycolic Acid (All Conc.), A
Copper Cyanide, A
Cresylic Acid, A
Crotonic Aldehyde, A
Cuprous Chloride Sat'd, A
Cyclohenanone, B
Cyclohexane, A
Cyclohexanol, A
Dextrin Sat'd, A
Dextrose Sat'd, A
Di Isobutyl Ketone, B
Dibutyl Ether, C
Dibutyl Sebacate, B
Dibutylphthalate, B
Dichloroacetic Acid, B
Dichlorobenzene, Liquid, C
Dichloroethylene, C
Diesel Fuel, B
Diesel Oil, B
Diethanolamine, B
Diethyl Carbonate, A
Diethylene Glycol, A
Digycolic Acid (30%), A
Dimethyl Formamide, B
Dimethylamine, B
Dinonyl Phthalate, C
Dioctyl Phthalate, C
Dioxane, A
Diphenyl Oxide, C
Disodium Phosphate, A
Electrolyte, A
Ethanol, A
Ether, C
Ethyl Acetate (100%), B
Ethyl Alcohol, A
Ethyl Butyrate, B
Ethyl Chloride, C
Ethyl Ether, C
Ethylene Chloride, C
Ethylene Chlorohydrin, A
Ethylene Diamine, A
Ethylene Dichloride, C
Ethylene Glycol, A
Ethylene Oxide, C
Fatty Acids, A
Ferric Sulfate, A
Ferrous Salts, A
Ferrous Sulfate, A
Fluoboric Acid, A
Fluosilicic Acid (All Conc.), A
Formaldehyde (40%), A
Formamide, A
Formic Acid (All Conc.), A
Fuel Oil, A
Furfural (100%), A
Furfuryl Alcohol, C
Gallic Acid Sat'd, A
Gasoline, A
Gluconic Acid (All Conc.), A
Glycerine, A
Glycol, A
Heptane, A
Hexane, A
Hydrazone Hydrate, A
Hydrobromic Acid (50%), A
Hydrochloric Acid (All Conc.), A
Hydrocyanic Acid Sat'd, A
Hydrofluoric Acid (All Conc.), A
Hydrofluorisilicic Acid (All Conc.), A
Hydrogen Bromide (10%), A
Hydrogen Peroxide (90%), A
Hydrogen Phosphide (100%), A
Hydrogen Sulfide, A
Hydroiodic Acid (All Conc.), A
Hydroquinone, A
Hydrosulfite (10%), A
Hydroxylamine Sulfate, A
Hydrozine (35%), A
Hydrozine Hydrochloride, A
Hypochlorous Acid, A
Iso Octane, B
Isopropyl Acetate, A
Isopropyl Alcohol, A
Isopropyl Ether, C
Jet Fuel, B
Kerosene, B
Lactic Acid (All Conc.), A
Lead Acetate Sat'd, A
Magnesium Carbonate, A
Magnesium Hydroxide, A
Magnesium Nitrate, A
Magnesium Oxide, A
Magnesium Salts, A
Magnesium Sulfate, A
Maleic Acid, A
Methanol, A
Methyl Acetate, A
Methyl Alcohol (100%), A
Methyl Amine (32%), A
Methyl Bromide, C
Methyl Chloride, C
Methyl Ethyl Ketone, B
Methyl Isobutyl Ketone, B
Methyl Isopropyl Ketone, B
Methyl Sulfate, A
Methyl Sulfuric Acid (All Conc.), A
Methylene Chloride, C
Mineral Oils, A
Monochloroacetic Acid Ethyl Ester, A
Monochloroacetic Acid Methyl Ester, A
Mowilith D, A
Naptha, B
Napthalene, B
Nicotine Dilute, A
Nicotinic Acid, A
Nitric Acid <50%, A
Nitrobenzene, B
Nitrotoluene, B
Octyl Cresol, A
Oleic Acid (All Conc.), A
Oleum Conc., C
Oxalic Acid (All Conc.), A
Palmitic Acid, C
Paraffin Emulsions, A
Perchloric Acid (50%), A
Perchloroethylene, B
Petroleum Ether, B
Petroleum, A
Phenylhydrazine, C
Phosphoric Acid (All Conc.), A
Phosphorous (Yellow 100%), A
Phosphorous Chlorides, B
Phosphorous Pentoxide, A
Photographic Solutions, A
Phthalic Acid (All Conc.), A
Phthalic Anhydride, A
Pickling Baths
  • Sulfuric Acid, A
  • Hydrochloric Acid, A
Picric Acid (1%), A
Plating Solutions, A
Potassium Aluminum Sulfates (50%), A
Potassium Bichromate, A
Potassium Borate (10%), A
Potassium Bromide, A
Potassium Chlorate, A
Potassium Chloride, A
Potassium Chromate, A
Potassium Cyanide, A
Potassium Dichromate (40%), A
Potassium Ferri Ferro Cyanide Sat'd, A
Potassium Fluoride, A
Potassium Hydroxide, A
Potassium Nitrate Sat'd, A
Potassium Perborate Sat'd, A
Potassium Perchlorate, A
Potassium Phosphates, A
Potassium Sulfate, A
Propanol, A
Propargyl Alcohol (7%), A
Propionic Acid (50%), A
Propyl Alcohol, A
Propylene Dichlrode (100%), A
Propylene Glycol, A
Propylene Oxide, A
Pyridine, B
Selenic Acid, A
Sewage, A
Silicic Acid, A
Silver Nitrate, A
Soda Ash, A
Sodium Acetate Sat'd, A
Sodium Benzoate, A
Sodium Bisulfate (10%), A
Sodium Bisulfite, A
Sodium Bromate, B
Sodium Chloride, A
Sodium Chlorite, A
Sodium Chromate, A
Sodium Disulfite, A
Sodium Dithionite (10%), A
Sodium Fluoride Sat'd, A
Sodium Hydroxide Conc., A
Sodium Hypochlorite, A
Sodium Nitrate, A
Sodium Oxalate, A
Sodium Persulfate, A
Sodium Phosphate, A
Sodium Sulfonates, A
Stearic Acid (All Conc.), A
Succinic Acid, A
Sulfuric Acid (98%), B
Sulfuric Acid, Fuming, C
Sulfurous Acid, A
Sulfuryl Chloride, C
Tartaric Acid Sat'd, A
Tetrachlorethylene, C
Tetrachloroethane, C
Tetrahydrofurane, C
Tetrahydronaphthalene, C
Thionyl Chloride, C
Titanium Salts, B
Toluene Sulfonic Acid (All Conc.), B
Toluene, B
Transformer Oil, A
Tributylphosphate, A
Trichloroacetic Acid, B
Trichloroethane, C
Trichloroethylene, C
Trichloroethylene, C
Tricresyl Phosphate, A
Triethanolamine, A
Trioctyl Phosphate, C
Trisodium Phosphate Sat'd, A
Turpentine Oil, C


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