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UHMWPE (ultra high molecular weight polyethylene)

Chemical rating key:
A = Little to no Interaction
B = Slight Interaction
C = Not Recommended

UHMWPE
Chemical
Rating
Notes
4-methyl-2-pentanol
A
Elevated temperatures may reduce resistance; some discoloration may occur.
Acetaldehyde
A
Elevated temperatures reduce resistance.
Acetic acid, 10%
A
Acetic acid, glacial
A
Some discoloration may occur.
Acetic anhydride
A
Elevated temperatures reduce resistance; Some discoloration may occur.
Acetone
A
Acids, aromatic
A
Acrylic acid
A
Acrylonitrile
A
Allyl alcohol, 96%
A
Aluminum chloride
A
Aluminum chloride
A
Ammonia
A
Ammonia, gaseous
A
Ammonium salts
A
Amyl acetate
A
Aniline
A
Anisole
B
Elevated temperatures may reduce resistance.
Antimony trichloride
A
Aqua regia
C
Beer
A
Beeswax
A
Elevated temperatures may reduce resistance.
Benzaldehyde
A
Elevated temperatures may reduce resistance.
Benzene
B
Benzenesulfonic acid
A
Benzoic acid
A
Benzoyl chloride
B
Benzyl alcohol
A
Borax
A
Boric acid
A
Brine, saturated
A
Bromine, liquid
C
Bromochloromethane
C
Butanol
A
Butoxyl (methoxy Butyl acetate)
A
Elevated temperatures may reduce resistance.
Butyl acetate
A
Elevated temperatures may reduce resistance.
Butylene glycol
A
Butyric acid
A
Elevated temperatures may reduce resistance.
Calcium carbonate, 10%
A
Calcium chloride, 10%
A
Calcium chloride, concentrated
A
Calcium hypochlorite, bleach
A
Calcium nitrate, 50%
A
Camphor
A
Elevated temperatures may reduce resistance.
Carbon disulfide
B
Room temperature only.
Carbon tetrachloride
B
Elevated temperatures and prolonged exposure may reduce resistance.
Carbonic acid
A
Castor oil
A
Caustic potash
A
Caustic soda
A
Chloral hydrate
A
Some discoloration may occur.
Chlorine gas, dry
B
Elevated temperatures may reduce resistance.
Chlorine gas, moist
B
Elevated temperatures may reduce resistance.
Chlorine, liquid
C
Chloroacetic acid (mono)
A
Chlorobenzene
B
Elevated temperatures may reduce resistance.
Chloroethanol
A
Some discoloration may occur.
Chloroform
B
Elevated temperatures and prolonged exposure may reduce resistance.
Chlorosulfonic acid
C
Chromic acid, 10%
A
Chromic acid, 80%
A
Elevated temperatures may reduce resistance; some discoloration may occur.
Citric acid, concentrated
A
Coconut oil
A
Elevated temperatures may reduce resistance.
Common salt, aqueous, saturated
A
Copper salts
A
Corn oil
A
Elevated temperatures may reduce resistance.
Creosote
A
Some discoloration may occur.
Cresol
A
Some discoloration may occur.
Cyclohexane
A
Cyclohexanol
A
Cyclohexanone
A
Elevated temperatures may reduce resistance.
Detergents, synthetic
A
Dibutyl ether
A
Elevated temperatures and prolonged exposure may reduce resistance.
Dibutyl phthalate
A
Elevated temperatures may reduce resistance.
Dichloroacetic acid methyl ester
A
Dichloroacetic acid, 100%
A
Elevated temperatures may reduce resistance; some discoloration may occur.
Dichloroacetic acid, 50%
A
Dichlorobenzene (o-)
B
Elevated temperatures may reduce resistance.
Dichlorobenzene (p-)
B
Elevated temperatures may reduce resistance.
Dichloroethylene
C
Diesel fuel oil
A
Diethyl ether
A
Elevated temperatures may reduce resistance.
Diisobutyl ketone
A
Elevated temperatures may reduce resistance.
Dimethyl formamide
A
Elevated temperatures may reduce resistance.
Dimethyl sulfoxide
A
Dimethylamine
A
Elevated temperatures may reduce resistance.
Dioxane
A
Emulsifiers
A
Epichlorhydrin
A
Esters, aliphatic
A
Elevated temperatures may reduce resistance.
Ethanol, 96%
A
Ether
A
Elevated temperatures may reduce resistance.
Ethyl acetate
A
Elevated temperatures may reduce resistance.
Ethylene chloride (dichloroethane)
B
Ethylene glycol
A
Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid
A
Fatty acids (>C6)
A
Elevated temperatures may reduce resistance.
Ferric chloride
A
Fluorine
C
Fluorosilicic acid
A
Formaldehyde, 40% aqueous
A
Formic acid
A
Fruit juices
A
Fruit pulp
A
Furfuryl alcohol
A
Some discoloration may occur.
Gasoline
A
Elevated temperatures may reduce resistance.
Gelatine
A
Glycerine
A
Glycol, concentrated
A
Glycolic acid butyl ester
A
Glycolic acid, 55%
A
Glycolic acid, 70%
A
Halothane
B
Elevated temperatures may reduce resistance.
Heating oil
A
Elevated temperatures may reduce resistance.
Hydraulic fluid
A
Elevated temperatures may reduce resistance.
Hydrazine hydrate
A
Hydrobromic acid, 50%
A
Hydrochloric acid gas, dry and Moist
A
Hydrochloric acid, all concentrations
A
Hydrocyanic acid
A
Hydrofluoric acid, 10%
A
Hydrofluoric acid, 40% and higher
A
Elevated temperatures may reduce resistance.
Hydrogen peroxide, 30%
A
Hydrogen peroxide, 90%
A
Elevated temperatures may reduce resistance.
Hydrogen sulfide
A
Hydrosulfite, 10% aqueous
A
Isooctane
A
Elevated temperatures may reduce resistance.
Isopropanol
A
Isopropyl ether
A
Elevated temperatures and prolonged exposure may reduce resistance.
Jams
A
Kerosine
A
Elevated temperatures may reduce resistance.
Ketones
A
Elevated temperatures and prolonged exposure may reduce resistance.
Lactic acid
A
Linseed oil
A
Magnesium chloride
A
Maleic acid
A
Malic acid, 50%
A
Menthol
A
Elevated temperatures may reduce resistance.
Mercuric chloride (corrosive sublimate)
A
Mercury
A
Methanol
A
Methoxybutanol
A
Elevated temperatures may reduce resistance.
Methyl ethyl ketone
A
Methyl glycol
A
Methylcyclohexane
B
Elevated temperatures may reduce resistance.
Methylene chloride
B
Milk
A
Mineral oils
A
Elevated temperatures may reduce resistance.
Molasses
A
Monochloroacetic acid
A
Monochloroacetic acid ethyl ester
A
Monochloroacetic acid methyl ester
A
Morpholine
A
Motor oils
A
Elevated temperatures may reduce resistance.
Naphtha
A
Elevated temperatures may reduce resistance.
Naphthalene
A
Elevated temperatures may reduce resistance.
Nickel salts
A
Nitric acid, 25%
A
Nitric acid, 50%
B
Elevated temperatures may reduce resistance; some discoloration may occur.
Nitrobenzene
A
Elevated temperatures may reduce resistance.
Nitrotoluene (o-)
A
Elevated temperatures may reduce resistance.
Nitrous Gases
A
Oils, Etheral
B
Oils, linseed and olive
A
Oils, lubricating
A
Oils, lubricating, detergent
A
Oleic acid, 10%
A
Oleic acid, concentrated
A
Elevated temperatures may reduce resistance.
Oleum
C
Oxalic acid, 50%
A
Ozone
B
Elevated temperatures may reduce resistance.
Paraffin, liquid
A
Perchloric acid, 20%
A
Perchloric acid, 50%
A
Elevated temperatures may reduce resistance.
Perchloric acid, 70%
A
Elevated temperatures may reduce resistance; some discoloration may occur.
Petrol
A
Elevated temperatures may reduce resistance.
Petrol/benzene mixture
A
Elevated temperatures may reduce resistance.
Petroleum ether
A
Elevated temperatures may reduce resistance.
Phenol
A
Some discoloration may occur.
Phenyl sulfonate (sodium dodecylbenzenesulfonate)
A
Phosphates
A
Phosphoric acid, 10%
A
Phosphoric acid, 25%
A
Phosphoric acid, 50%
A
Phosphoric acid, 95%
A
Some discoloration may occur.
Phosphorus oxychloride
A
Elevated temperatures may reduce resistance.
Phosphorus pentoxide
A
Phosphorus trichloride
A
Elevated temperatures may reduce resistance.
Photographic developers
A
Phthalic acid, 50%
A
Polyglycols
A
Potassium bichromate, 40%
A
Potassium chloride
A
Potassium cyanide, aqueous, saturated
A
Potassium permanganate
A
Some discoloration may occur.
Propionic acid, 100%
A
Elevated temperatures may reduce resistance.
Propionic acid, 50%
A
Propylene glycol
A
Pseudocumene
B
Pyridine
A
Elevated temperatures may reduce resistance.
Sea water
A
Silicic acid
A
Silicone oil
A
Silver nitrate
A
Sodium benzoate
A
Sodium borate
A
Sodium carbonate, 10%
A
Sodium chloride, 10%
A
Sodium chlorite Bleach
B
Elevated temperatures may reduce resistance.
Sodium chlorite, 50%
A
Sodium dodecylbenzenesulfonate
A
Sodium hydroxide, 30% aqueous
A
Sodium hydroxide, 60% aqueous
A
Sodium hypochlorite, all concentrations
A
Sodium nitrate
A
Sodium peroxide, 10%
A
Room temperature only.
Sodium peroxide, saturated
B
Room temperature only.
Sodium silicate
A
Sodium sulfide
A
Sodium thiosulfate
A
Spermaceti
A
Elevated temperatures may reduce resistance.
Spindle oil
A
Elevated temperatures and prolonged exposure may reduce resistance.
Starch
A
Stearic acid
A
Elevated temperatures may reduce resistance.
Succinic acid, 50%
A
Sugar Syrup
A
Sulfates
A
Sulfur
A
Sulfur dioxide, dry
A
Sulfur dioxide, moist
A
Sulfur trioxide
C
Sulfuric acid, 10%
A
Sulfuric acid, 50%
A
Sulfuric acid, 75%
A
Elevated temperatures may reduce resistance.
Sulfuric acid, 98%
A
Elevated temperatures may reduce resistance; some discoloration may occur.
Sulfurous acid
A
Sulfuryl chloride
C
Room temperature only.
Synthetic detergents
A
Tallow
A
Tannic acid, 10%
A
Tartaric acid
A
Tetrabromoethane
B
Elevated temperatures and prolonged exposure may reduce resistance.
Tetrachloroethane
A
Elevated temperatures and prolonged exposure may reduce resistance.
Tetrahydrofuran (THF)
A
Elevated temperatures and prolonged exposure may reduce resistance.
Thionyl chloride
C
Room temperature only.
Thiophene
B
Toluene
B
Elevated temperatures may reduce resistance.
Transformer oil
A
Elevated temperatures may reduce resistance.
Tri-B-chloroethyl phosphate
A
Tributyl phosphate
A
Trichloroacetic acid, 100%
A
Elevated temperatures may reduce resistance.
Trichloroacetic acid, 50%
A
Trichloroethylene
A
Elevated temperatures and prolonged exposure may reduce resistance.
Tricresyl phosphate
A
Triethanolamine
A
Some discoloration may occur.
Turpentine oil
A
Elevated temperatures and prolonged exposure may reduce resistance.
Urea, 33%
A
Water, distilled
A
Water, sea
A
White spirit
A
Elevated temperatures and prolonged exposure may reduce resistance.
Xylene (p-)
B
Elevated temperatures may reduce resistance.
Yeast
A
Zinc chloride
A