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PVC Polyvinyl Chloride - Chemical Resistance

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Chemical resistance of PVC - Polyvinyl Chloride - to common products is indicated in the table below.

  • R = resistant up to 60oC (140oF)
  • R23 = resistant up to 23oC (73oF)
  • N = not resistant
PVC Polyvinyl Chloride - Chemical Resistance
Chemical ProductResistance
Acetic Acid 0-25% (vinegar) R
Acetic Acid 25-50% R23
Alcohol - Butyl R
Alcohol - Isopropyl R
Alum (Aluminum Sulfate) R
Aluminum Chloride, Aqueous R
Aluminum Potassium Sulfate R
Ammonium Bisulfide R
Ammonium Hydroxide 10%


Ammonium Nitrate R
Ammonium Persulfate R
Ammonium Phosphate R
Ammonium Sulfate R
Barium Carbonate R
Barium Chloride R
Barium Sulfate R
Barium Sulfide R
Beer R
Benzene N
Benzoic Acid R
Benzyl Alcohol N
Butyric Acid 0-50% R23
Cadmium Cyanide R
Calcium Bisulfide N
Calcium Carbonate R
Calcium Chlorate R
Calcium Chloride R
Calcium Hydroxide R
Calcium Hypochlorite R
Calcium Nitrate R
Calcium Sulfate R
Carbon Dioxide R
Carbon Monoxide R
Carbonic Acid R
Chlorine - 0-20 ppm R23
Chlorine, liquid N
Chlorinated Water R
Chloroacetic Acid 0-50% R
Citric Acid R
Coconut Oil R
Coffee R
Coke Oven Gas R
Copper Chloride R
Copper Cyanide R
Copper Fluoride R
Copper Nitrate R
Copper Sulfate R
Corn Oil R
Corn Syrup R
Cottonseed Oil R
Crude Oil R
Cyclohexane N
Diesel Fuel R
Dioctyl Phthalate N
Dipropylene Glycol R
Ethylene Glycol R
Fatty Acids R
Ferric Chloride R
Ferric Nitrate R
Ferric Sulfate R
Ferrous Chloride R
Ferrous Nitrate R
Ferrous Sulfate R
Fish Oil R
Fluoboric Acid R
Fluorsilicic Acid 30% R
Formaldehyde R
Formic Acid R23
Fuel JP-4,5 R
Gas, Natural R
Gasoline R
Gasohol R
Gasoline, Sour R
Glycol, Acid R
Glucose R
Glycerin R
Glycol R
Glycolic Acid R
Heptane R
n-Hexane R23
Hydraulic oil (petroleum) R23
Hydrobromic Acid 20% R
Hydrocyanic Acid R
Hydrofluoric Acid R23
Hydrogen R
Hydrogen Cyanide R
Hydrogen Fluoride N
Hydrogen Peroxide 50% R
Hydrogen Sulfide Dry, Wet R
Hypochlorous Acid R
Iodine I2 N
Kerosene R
Lactic Acid 25% R
Lead Acetate R
Magnesium Carbonate R
Magnesium Chloride R
Magnesium Nitrate R
Magnesium Sulfate R
Malic Acid R
Mercuric Chloride R
Mercurous Nitrate R
Methane R
Methanol R
Milk R
Mineral Oil R
Motor Oil R
Naphtha R
Naphthalene R
Nickel Chloride R
Nickel Nitrate R
Nickel Sulfate R
Nicotine R
Nitric Acid R
Nitro Benzene N
Nitro Glycerine N
Oleic Acid R
Olive Oil R
Oxalic Acid 50% R
Phosphoric Acid R
Picric Acid, Alcoholic N
Potassium Aluminum Sulfate R
Potassium Bicarbonate R
Potassium Carbonate R
Potassium Chloride R
Potassium Ferrocyanide R
Potassium Nitrate R
Potassium Permanganate 10% R
Potassium Persulfate R
Potassium Sulfate R
Pyridine N
Silver Nitrate R
Soaps R
Sodium Acetate R
Sodium Benzoate R
Sodium Bisulfate R
Sodium Bisulfite R
Sodium Bromide R
Sodium Carbonate R
Sodium Chlorate R
Sodium Chloride R
Sodium Chlorite N
Sodium Cyanide R
Sodium Dichromate R
Sodium Phosphate R
Sodium Ferricyanide R
Sodium Hydroxide R
Sodium Hypochlorite R23
Sodium Meta-Phosphate R
Sodium Nitrate R
Sodium Silicate R
Sodium Sulfate R
Sodium Sulfide R
Sodium Sulfite R
Sodium Thiosulfate R
Stannic Chloride R
Stannous Chloride R
Stearic Acid R
Sugar, Sucrose R
Sulfamic Acid N
Sulfuric Acid 0-80% R
Sulfuric Acid 90% R23
Sulfuric Acid > 93% N
Sulfurous Acid R
Tall Oil R
Tannic Acid R
Tartaric Acid R
Toluene (Toluol) N
Transformer Oil R
Trichloroacetic Acid 50% R
Trisodium Phosphate R
Urea R
Vegetable Oils R
Vinegar R
Water - Deionized R
Water - Demineralized R
Water - Distilled R
Water - Fresh R
Water - Salt R
Water - Sea R
White Liquor - Pulp Mill R
Wine R
Xylene (Xylol) N
Zinc Chloride R
Zinc Nitrate R
Zinc Sulfate R
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