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Chemical resistance PCTFE

PCTFE is often used in Aerospace applications due to its extreme low outgassing value. PCTFE is also ideal for cryogenic applications. Products out of PCTFE have excellent physical, mechanical and electrical properties, heat resistance, chemical resistance and low moisture absorption.

Note: The chemical resistance of each polymer is mainly determined by the chemical structure of the material and the strength of the weakest link in this specific structure.

Chart codes

R - Resistant 
LR - Limited Resistance 
NR - Not Recommended
ND - No Data

Actual properties may change due to processing method, compound type, extruded dimensions and other variables. It is the user's responsibility to evaluate and fully test the suitability of the product for their specific application.

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Acetaldehyde R R ND
Acetic acid (10%) R R R
Acetic acid (glac./anh.) R R R
Acetic anhydride R R NR
Aceto-acetic ester ND ND ND
Acetone R R NR
Other ketones R R NR
Acetonitrile ND ND ND
Acetylene ND ND ND
Acetyl salicylic acid ND ND ND
Acid fumes R R R
Alcohols R R R
Aliphatic esters R NR R
Alkyl chlorides R ND ND
Alum R R R
Aluminium chloride R R R
Aluminium sulphate R R R
Ammonia, anhydrous R R R
Ammonia, aqueous R R R
Ammonium chloride R R R
Amyl acetate R R NR
Aniline R R ND
Antimony trichloride ND ND ND
Aqua regia R R R
Aromatic solvents R R NR
Ascorbic acid ND ND ND
Beer R R ND
Benzaldehyde R R R
Benzene R R NR
Benzoic acid R R R
Benzoyl peroxide R R R
Boric acid R R ND
Brines, saturated R R R
Bromide (K) solution R R R
Bromine R R R
Bromine liquid, tech. R R R
Bromine water, saturated aqueous R R R
Butyl acetate R R R
Calcium chloride R R R
Carbon disulphide R R ND
Carbonic acid R R R
Carbon tetrachloride R NR NR
Caustic soda & potash R R R
Cellulose paint ND ND ND
Chlorates of Na, K, Ba R R R
Chlorine, dry R R R
Chlorine, wet R R R
Chlorides of Na, K, Ba R R R
Chloroacetic acid R R R
Chlorobenzene R NR NR
Chloroform R NR NR
Chlorosulphonic acid R R ND
Chromic acid (80%) R R R
Citric acid R R R
Copper salts (most) R R R
Cresylic acids (50%) R R ND
Cyclohexane R R R
Detergents, synthetic R R R
Emulsifiers, concentrated R R R
Ether NR NR NR
Fatty acids (>C6) R R R
Ferric chloride R R R
Ferrous sulphate R R R
Fluorinated refrigerants R NR NR
Fluorine, dry R R NR
Fluorine, wet R R NR
Fluorosilic acid ND ND ND
Formaldehyde (40%) R R ND
Formic acid R NR NR
Fruit juices R R R
Gelatine R R ND
Glycerine R R R
Glycols R R R
Glycol, ethylene R R NR
Glycolic acid ND ND ND
Hexamethylene diamine ND ND ND
Hexamine R R ND
Hydrazine ND ND ND
Hydrobromic acid (50%) R R R
Hydrochloric acid (10%) R R R
Hydrochloric acid (conc.) R R R
Hydrocyanic acid R R ND
Hydrofluoric acid (40%) R R R
Hydrofluoric acid (75%) R R R
Hydrogen peroxide (30%) R R R
Hydrogen peroxide (30 - 90%) R R ND
Hydrogen sulphide R R R
Hypochlorites R R R
Hypochlorites (Na 12-14%) ND ND ND
Iso-butyl-acetate R R R
Lactic acid (90%) R R R
Lead acetate ND ND ND
Lead perchlorate ND ND ND
Lime (CaO) R R R
Maleic acid R R R
Manganate, potassium (K) R R R
Meat juices R R ND
Mercuric chloride R R R
Mercury R R R
Methanol R R R
Methylene chloride ND ND ND
Milk products R R R
Moist air R R R
Molasses R R R
Monoethanolamine ND ND ND
Naptha R NR NR
Napthalene NR NR NR
Nickel salts R R R
Nitrates of Na, K and NH3 R R R
Nitric acid (<25%)< /td> R R R
Nitric acid (50%) R R R
Nitric acid (90%) R R R
Nitric acid (fuming) R R R
Nitrite (Na) R R R
Nitrobenzene R R R
Oils, diesel R R R
Oils, essential ND ND ND
Oils, lubricating + aromatic additives R R R
Oils, mineral R R R
Oils, vegetable and animal R R ND
Oxalic acid R R R
Ozone R R R
Paraffin wax R R R
Perchloric acid R R R
Petroleum spirits R R R
Phenol R R ND
Phosphoric acid (20%) R R R
Phosphoric acid (50%) R R R
Phosphoric acid (95%) R R R
Phosphorous chlorides R ND ND
Phosphorous pentoxide ND ND ND
Phthalic acid R R ND
Picric acid ND ND ND
Pyridine R R ND
Salicyl aldehyde ND ND ND
Sea water R R R
Silicic acid R R R
Silicone fluids R R R
Silver nitrate R R R
Sodium carbonate R R R
Sodium peroxide R R R
Sodium silicate R R R
Sodium sulphide R R R
Stannic chloride R R R
Starch R R R
Sugar, syrups & jams R R R
Sulphamic acid ND ND ND
Sulphates (Na, K, Mg, Ca) R R R
Sulphites R R R
Sulphonic acids ND ND ND
Sulphur R R R
Sulphur dioxide, dry R R R
Sulphur dioxide, wet R R R
Sulphur dioxide (96%) R R R
Sulphur trioxide ND ND ND
Sulphuric acid (<50%)< /td> R R R
Sulphuric acid (70%) R R R
Sulphuric acid (95%) R R R
Sulphuric acid, fuming R R R
Sulphur chlorides ND ND ND
Tallow R R R
Tannic acid (10%) R R R
Tartaric acid R R R
Trichlorethylene NR NR NR
Urea (30%) ND ND ND
Vinegar R R R
Water, distilled. R R R
Water, soft R R R
Water, hard R R R
Wetting agents (<5%)< /td> ND ND ND
Yeast R R R
Zinc chloride R R R