Chemical resistance in general use for clear acrylic plastic

 R = Resistant (compatible) L = Limited resistance (short time compatibility) N = Not resistant (not compatible)
  Paint    Methanol, to 30%

 L
 Rubber

 R
 Acrylic paints and lacquers

L
 Methyl ethyl ketone

N
 Rubber, containing plasticizer

N
 Aromatic-free hydrocarbons

R
 Methylated spirits

N
 Foodstuff, spices  
 Nitrocellulose

N
 Milk of lime

R
 Aniseed, bay, nutmeg

R
 Oil paints, pure

R
 Monobromonaphthalene

R
 Cloves

N
 Thinners, general

N
 Motor fuel benzene-free

R
 Honey, pure

R
 Chemical process baths    Motor fuel, with benzene

N
 Ice cream

R
 Electroplating baths

R
 Nickel sulphate

R
 Marinades

R
 Photographic baths

R
 Nitric acid, 10%

R
 Meat and fish

R
 Building materials    Nitric acid, 40%

L
 Pepper, cinnamon, onions

R
 Bituminous emulsion

N
 Nitric acid, (Conc.)

N
 Salt

R
 Cement

R
 Oxalic acid

R
 Gases and vapors  
 Hot bitumen

L
 Paraffin

L
 Ammonia

R
 Mortar

R
 Perchlorethylene

N
 Bromine vapor (dry)

L
 Plaster of paris

R
 Petroleum ether

R
 Carbon dioxide

R
 Red lead

R
 Phenols

N
 Carbon monoxide

R
 Chemicals, solvents, etc.    Phosphoric acid, to 10%

R
 Chloride vapor (dry)

L
 Acetic acid, to 25%

L
 Phosphorus trichloride

N
 Exhaust gases, containing HCI

R
 Acetone

N
 Phosphorus, yellow

N
 Exhaust gases, containing HF

R
 Aluminium chloride

R
 Picric acid, 1% in water

R
 Exhaust gases, containing H2SO4

R
 Aluminium oxalate

R
 Potassium bichromate

R
 Hydrogen sulphide

R
 Aluminium sulphate

R
 Potassium carbonate

R
 Methane

R
 Ammonia, aqueous solution

R
 Potassium chloride

R
 Nitric oxide

R
 Ammonium sulphate

R
 Potassium cyanide

R
 Nitrogen peroxide

R
 Amyl acetate

N
 Potassium hydroxide

R
 Oxygen

R
 Anitine

N
 Potassium nitrate

R
 Ozone

R
 Arsenic

R
 Potassium permanganate

R
 Sulphur dioxide (dry)

R
 Arsenic acid

R
 Silicon tetrachloride

N
 Natural Gas (Butane)

R
 Battery acid

R
 Silver nitrate

R
 Freon TG*

N
 Benzaldehyde

N
 Soap solution

R
 Freon TF*

R
 Benzene

N
 Soda

R
 Beverages, etc.  
 Bromine

N
 Sodium bisulphite

R
 Beer, wine

R
 Butanol

L
 Sodium carbonate, 20%

R
 Camomile extract

R
 Butyl lactate

N
 Sodium chlorate

R
 Chocolate

R
 Butyric acid, to 5%

R
 Sodium chloride, 10%

R
 Fruit juice, milk, coffee

R
 Calcium chloride

R
 Sodium hydroxide, 60%

R
 Spirits, to 30%

R
 Calcium hypochlorite

R
 Sodium hypochlorite, 5%

R
 Vinegar

R
 Carbon disulphide

N
 Sodium sulphate

R
 Water, mineral waters

R
 Carbon tetrachloride

N
 Sodium sulphide

R
 Glycerol

R
 Chlorinated hydrocarbons

N
 Stearic acid

R
 hair setting lotion

R
 Chlorine, liquid

N
 Sulphur

R
 Nail varnish

N
 Chlorine water

L
 Sulphur dioxide, liquid

N
 Nail varnish remover

N
 Chlorethyl acetate

N
 Sulphuric acid, to 30%

R
 Ointments

R
 Chlorophenol

N
 Sulphurous acid, (Conc.)

N
 Peat water

R
 Chromic acid

L
 Sulpurous acid, to 5%

R
 Sea water

R
 Citric acid, to 20%

R
 Sulphuryl chloride

R
 Soaps

R
 Copper sulphate

R
 Tartaric acid, to 50%

R
 Sprays

L
 Cresol

N
 Thionyl chloride

N
 Cleaning agents  
 Cyclohexane

R
 Tin chloride

R
 Acids, see under chemicals  
 Diacetone alcohol

N
 Toluene

N
 Alcohol, absolute

N
 Diamyl phthalate

L
 Triethylamine

R
 Alcohol, to 30%

R
 Dibutyl phthalate

N
 Trichloroacetic acid

N
 Alkalis, see under chemicals  
 Diethylene glycol

R
 Tricresyl phosphate

R
 Ammonia

R
 Dioxan

N
 Turpentine

L
 Aqueous hypochlorite solution

R
 Ether

N
 Turpentine substitute

L
 Carbon tetrachloride

N
 Ethyl acetate

N
 Urea, to 20%

R
 Methylated spirits

N
 Ethyl alcohol, absolute

N
 Xylene

N
 Paraffin

L
 Ethyl alcohol, to 30% **

L
 Zinc sulphate, aqueous

R
 Perchloroethylene

N
 Ethyl bromide

N
 Zinc sulphate, solid

R
 Petrol, pure

R
 Ethyl butyrate

N
 Disinfectants    Petrol mixture, containing benzene

N
 Ethylene Dichloride

N
 Bleaching powder

R
 Petroleum ether

R
 Ferric chloride

R
 Carbolic acid

N
 Soap solution

R
 Ferrous sulphate

R
 Hydrogen peroxide, to 40%

R
 Soda solution

R
 Formic acid, to 2%

R
 Hydrogen peroxide, over 40%

L
 Solvent stain removers

N
 Formic acid, to 40%

L
 Iodine tincture, 5%

N
 Trichloroethylene

N
 Glycerol

R
 Lugol solution

R
 Turpentine

L
 Glycol

R
 Mercuric chloride

R
 Turpentine substitute

L
 Heptane

R
 Surgical spirit

N
 Pest control agents  
 Hexane

R
 Greases, oils, waxes    Aqueous solutions of pesticides

L
 Hydrochloric acid

R
 Animal

R
 Stable spray-new

R
 Hydrogen peroxide, 3%

R
 Minerial

R
 Sprays (for direct spraying)

L
 Hydrogen peroxide, 28%

L
 Silicone oil

L
 Miscellaneous  
 Iodine

R
 Vegetable

L
 Blood

R
 Isopropyl alcohol, to 50%

L
 Plastics    Saline solution

R
 Lactic acid, to 80%

L
 Foams

R
 Urine

R
 Magnesium chloride

R
 Foams, containing plasticizer

N
   
 Magnesium sulphate

R
 Polyamide

R
   
 Manganese sulphate

R
 Polyethylene

R
   
 Mercury

R
 PVC

R
   
 Methanol, absolute

N
 PVC, plasticized

N
   

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** Acrylite FF has a limited resistance up to 30%, Acrylite GP has a limited resistance up to 50%.

The acrylic material above represents Acrylite FF(™) and Acrylite GP (™), from Cyro Industries.

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