Pneumatic tubes chemical compatibility chart

This guide has been designed to assist in the optimal choice of the material comprising TECALEMIT FLEXIBLES® technical tubes, according to conveyed or surrounding fluids. The following information results from static tests on solid samples immersed in chemical reactives (or their dilutions)
Not taken into account :
- Dynamic reaction, particularly cracking under strain
- Synergy effects when several fluids are in contact
Miscellaneous external aggressions should also be taken into account : Weather - ultraviolet - temperature - pressure, etc... to which tubes can be subjected.
The chemical products listed are the most frequently encountered ones. Please contact the technical department for any particular assistance.

Abbreviations :
TEMP °C : Temperature expressed in degrees CELSIUS
P.A : Polyamide 12 - MANURIL®
P.U : Polyurethane - MANULAN®
P.E : Polyethylene - MANULÈNE®
P.V.D.F : Polyvinylidene fluoride - MANULEF®
F.E.P : Fluorinated ethylene propylene
P.F.A : Perfluoroalkoxy
P.T.F.E : Polytetrafluoroethylene
P.V.C : olyvinyl chloride
N.B.R : Nitrile butadiene rubber

1 : little or no effect / 2 : minor effect / 3 : moderate effect / 4 : severe effect
CHEMICAL PRODUCT CONCENTRATION TEMP °C PA PU PE PVDF FEP PFA PTFE PVC NBR
Acetic acid 10 % aqueous solution 20 1   1 1 1 1 1 1 4
60 4   1 1 1 1 1 1 4
50 % aqueous solution 20 4   1 3 1 1 1 1 4
60 4   4 3 1 1 1 1 4
Acetic acid glacial 100 % 20 4   1 3 1 1 1 1  
60 4   4 3 1 1 1 4  
80 4   4 4 1 1 1 4  
Acetic aldehyde 100 % 20 1   1 4 1 1      
60 3   3 4 1 1      
Acetic anhydride 100 % 20 3 4 4 4 1 1 1 4 2
60 4 4 4   1 1 1 4 2
Acetone 100 % 20 1   1 4 1 1 1 4 4
60 3   4 4 1 1 1   4
Acetylene 100 % 20         1 1 1 1 1
60         1 1 1 1 1
Acrylonitrile 100 % 20   4 1 3 1 1      
40   4 1 4 1 1      
60     1 C 1 1      
Actic acid 10 % aqueous solution 20 3 4 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
60 4 4 3 3 1 1 1 1 1
Adipic acid Saturated aqueous solutions 20   3 1 1 1 1 1 1  
60   4 1 1 1 1 1 1  
Aqua regia   20 4 4 4 1     1 1 4
Aluminium chloride Saturated aqueous solution 20 1 1 1 1     1 1  
60 3 3 3 1     1 1  
Ammoniac Cold saturated aqueous solution 20   3 1 3 1 1 1 3 2
60   4 4 4 1 1 1 4 2
Ammoniac (gas) 100 % 20 1   1 1 1 1   1 2
40 1   1 1 1 1   1 2
60     3 3 1 1   1 2
Ammonium carbonate 50 % aqueous solution 20     1 1     1 1 4
60     4 1     1 1 4
1 : little or no effect / 2 : minor effect / 3 : moderate effect / 4 : severe effect
CHEMICAL PRODUCT CONCENTRATION TEMP °C PA PU PE PVDF FEP PFA PTFE PVC NBR
Calcium bisulfite Cold saturated aqueous solution 20       1 1 1   1  
80       1 1 1   1  
Calcium chloride All aqueous solution concentrations 20 3   1 1     1 1  
60 4   4 1     1 1  
Calcium hydroxide Cold saturated aqueous solution 20   4 1 1     1 1 2
60   4 4 3     1 1 3
Carbon dioxide 100 % gas and dry 20 1 1 3 1         1
60 1 1 4 1         1
carbon disulfide 100% pure chemistry 20 1 4 3 1     1 3  
carbon tetrachloride 100 % 20 1   3       1    
60             1    
80             1    
Chloric acid 20 % aqueous solution 20 4 4 3 1 1 1   1 4
60 4 4     1 1   1 4
Chloride of lime Cold saturated aqueous solution 20 4   1 1          
60     1 3          
Chloride ammonium Cold saturated aqueous solution 20 1 1 1 1     1 1  
60 3 3 3       1 1  
Chlorine 100 % Gaseous and dry Gaseous and wet 20 4 4 3 1         3
60 4 4 4 1 1         3
20                 3
60       1         3
Chlorine 100 % Liquid and dry Saturated aqueous solution 20 4 4 4 4     1   3
60 4 4 3 1     1   3
20                 3
60       1         3
Chloroacetic acid 50 % aqueous solution 20 4   1 1 1 1 1 1  
60     3 4 1 1 1 3  
1 : little or no effect / 2 : minor effect / 3 : moderate effect / 4 : severe effect
CHEMICAL PRODUCT CONCENTRATION TEMP °C PA PU PE PVDF FEP PFA PTFE PVC NBR
Chlorobenzene 100 % 20 4 4 3 1     1 4  
60       3     1 4  
Chloroform 100 % 20 3 4 4 1     1 4 4
60 4     1     1 4 4
Chlorosulphonic acid 100 % 20   4 4 3 1 1 1 1  
60   4   4 1 1 1 4  
Chromic acid 50 % aqueous solution 20 4 4 3 1 1 1 1 1 4
60     4 3 1 1 1 1 4
Citric acid 10 % aqueous solution 20 1 1 1 1 1 1 1   2
60 3 4 3 1 1 1 1   2
Coconut oil 100 % 20 1 1 1 1         1
60 1 3 3 1         1
Copper chloride All aqueous solutions 20     1 1     1 1  
60     1 1     1 1  
Creosote Cold saturated aqueous solution 20 4 4 3 1     1 1 2
60   4   3     1 4 2
80   4   4     1   2
Cyclohexanol 100 % 20 1 4 1 1     1 4  
60   4 3 3     1 4  
Cyclohexanone 100 % 20 1 4 3 1     1 4  
60 4 4 3 3     1 4  
Cyclohexane 100 % 20 1 1 1 1     1 4  
60 3 3 3 1     1 4  
dibutyl phtalate 100 % 20 1   3 3     1 4 4
60 1   4 4     1 4 4
Dichloroacetic acid 100 % 20     1 1 1 1 1    
60     3 3 1 1 1    
Dichlorobenzene 100 % 20   4 3 1     1    
60   4   1     1    
80   4   3     1    
1 : little or no effect / 2 : minor effect / 3 : moderate effect / 4 : severe effect
CHEMICAL PRODUCT CONCENTRATION TEMP °C PA PU PE PVDF FEP PFA PTFE PVC NBR
Dichloroethylene 100 % 40   4 4 1       4  
Dibutyl ether 100 % 20     3 4          
60     4            
Diethylamine 100 % 20   4   1     1 4  
40   4   3     1 4  
60   4   4     1 4  
Dimethylamine 100 % 20   4 1 4     1 4 4
60   4 3 4     1 4 4
Dimethylformamide 100 % 20   3 4 1 4   1    
60   4 4 3     1    
Dioctyl phtalate 100 % 20 1   3       1    
60 1           1    
Dioxane 100 % 20 1 1 1 3     1   4
60   3 1 4     1   4
80   4 1       1   4
Disobutyle ketone 100 % 20   4 1 1     1    
60   4 4 3     1    
Ethane 100 % 20 1 1   1     1   1
Ethanol 100 % 20 3   1 1     1   1
60 4   1 1     1   1
Ethyl acetate 100 % 20 1   3 3 1 1 1 4 4
60 1   4 4 1 1 1   4
Ethyl alcohol All aqueous solution concentrations 20 3 3 1   1 1 1 1  
60 4 3 1   1 1 1 1  
Ethyl chloride 100 % 20 1 4 3 1     1 4 2
60 4           1 4 2
Ethyl ether 100 % 20   4 3 1     1 4  
60             1 4  
1 : little or no effect / 2 : minor effect / 3 : moderate effect / 4 : severe effect
CHEMICAL PRODUCT CONCENTRATION TEMP °C PA PU PE PVDF FEP PFA PTFE PVC NBR
Ethylene chloride 100 % 20 3   3 1     1 4 4
60 4           1 4 4
Ethylene glycol 100 % 20 1 1 1 1     1 1 1
60 3   3 1     1 1 1
ethylene oxide 100 % 20     4 1     1   4
60       1     1   4
80       3     1   4
Ethylenediamine 100 % 20   4 1 4     1   2
60   4 1 4     1   2
Fluorine (gas) 100 % sec 20 4 4 4 4     1    
Fluorhydric acid 40 % aqueous solution 20 4 4 1 1 1 1 1 1 3
60     3 1 1 1 1 1 3
Formaldehyde 40 % aqueous solution 20 3 4 1 1     1 1 1
60 4 4 4 4     1 1 1
Formic acid 50 % aqueous solution 20 4 4 1   1 1 1 1 3
60     3 4 1 1 1 4 3
Freon 11 100 % 20             1    
60             1    
Freon 12 100 % 20 1           1 1  
60                  
Freon 21 100 % 20                  
60                  
Freon 22 100 % 20 1           1    
60             1    
Freon 113 100 % 20 1     1     1    
60             1    
Freon 114 100 % 20                  
60                  
fuel-oil 100 % 20 1 1 3 1       1 1
60     4 1       1 1
1 : little or no effect / 2 : minor effect / 3 : moderate effect / 4 : severe effect
CHEMICAL PRODUCT CONCENTRATION TEMP °C PA PU PE PVDF FEP PFA PTFE PVC NBR
Furfuryl alcohol 100 % 20     1 1 1 1      
60     1 3 1 1      
Glucose All aqueous solution concentrations 20 1 1 1 1     1 1 1
60 1 3 3 1     1 1 1
Gycolic acid 37 % aqueous solution 20   1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
60   4 3 3 1 1 1 1 1
Heptane 100 % 20 1 1 1 1     1    
60     3 1     1    
Hexane 100 % 20 1 1 1 1     1 1 1
60     3 1     1   1
Hydrazine hydrate Aqueous solution 20   1 1       1   4
60   3 1       1   4
Hydrobromic acid 50 % aqueous solution 20     1 1 1 1 1 1 4
60       1 1 1 1 1 4
Hydrochloric acid 37 % aqueous solution 20 4 4 1 1 1 1     3
60     1 1 1 1     3
Hydrogen 100 % 20 1 1 1 1     1   1
60     3 1         1
Hydrogen chloride 100 % gaseous and dry 20   4 1 1          
60 3 4 1 1          
Hydrogen peroxide 10 % aqueous solution 20 1   1 1     1 1 1
80 4   3 1     1 1 2
30 % aqueous solution 20 4   1 1     1 1 1
60     4 1     1 1 2
90 % aqueous solution 20 4   3 1       1 1
60                 3
Isooctane 100 % 20 1   1 1     1   1
60 1     1     1   1
1 : little or no effect / 2 : minor effect / 3 : moderate effect / 4 : severe effect
CHEMICAL PRODUCT CONCENTRATION TEMP °C PA PU PE PVDF FEP PFA PTFE PVC NBR
Isopropanol 100 % 20 1 1 1 1          
60 4 3 3 1          
80   4   3          
Isopropyl ether 100 % 20   1 3       1   4
60   1 4       1   4
Kerosene 100 % 20 1   1 1     1 1  
60 3   3 1     1 1  
Lead acetate Saturated solutions 20     1 1 1 1 1 1 4
60     4 1 1 1 1 1 4
Lubricating oil 100 % 20   1 3 1     1 1 1
60   3   1       1 1
Magnesium chloride All aqueous solutions 20 1   1 1     1 1  
60 1   3 1     1 1  
Maleic acid Cold saturated aqueous solution 20   3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
60   4 3 1 1 1 1 1 1
methanol All aqueous solution concentrations 20 1   1 1     1   1
60 3   3 1     1   1
Methyl acetate 100 % 20       4 1 1 1 4 4
60 1     4 1 1     4
methylamine 32 % aqueous solution 20   4 1 4     1   4
60       4     1   4
Methyl bromide 100 % 20 1 4 3 1 1 1 1 4  
60             1 4  
Methyl chloride   20 1   3 1     1 4 4
60 3     1     1 4 4
80             1 4 4
Methylene chloride 100 % 20 4   3 1     1 4 4
60 4     4     1 4 4
1 : little or no effect / 2 : minor effect / 3 : moderate effect / 4 : severe effect
CHEMICAL PRODUCT CONCENTRATION TEMP °C PA PU PE PVDF FEP PFA PTFE PVC NBR
methylethylcetone 100 % 20 1 4 1 3     1 4  
60 3 4 4 4     1 4  
mercury 100 % 20 1 1 1 1       1 1
60 1 1 4 1       1 1
morpholine 100 % 20     1 1     1    
60     1 3     1    
naphtalene 100 % 20 1   1 1       4  
60 4   3 3       4  
Nitric acid 40 % aqueous solution 20 4 4 3 1 1 1 1 1 3
60   4 4 1 1 1 1 3 3
60 % aqueous solution 20 4 4 3 1 1 1   1 4
60   4 4 1 1 1   3 4
Nitric acid 100 % 20 4 4     1 1   1 4
60   4     1 1   4 4
80         1 1   4 4
nitrobenzene 100 % 20   4 1 1     1 4 4
60 4 4 4 4     1 4 4
Oil ASTM n°1 100 % 20 1 1 1 1         1
60     3 1         1
Oil ASTM n°2 100 % 20 1               1
Oleic acid 100 % 20 1 3 3 1 1 1 1 1 1
60 3 4 4   1 1 1 1 1
oleum H2SO4 + 10% S03 20 4 4 4 4     1 4  
60   4         1    
Oxalic acid All cold saturated aqueous solution 20 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 3
60 3 3 3   1 1 1 1  
1 : little or no effect / 2 : minor effect / 3 : moderate effect / 4 : severe effect
CHEMICAL PRODUCT CONCENTRATION TEMP °C PA PU PE PVDF FEP PFA PTFE PVC NBR
oxygen 100 % pure 20 1 1 1 1     1   4
60     3 1     1   4
oxygen peroxide 10 % aqueous solution 20     1 1          
60 4   3 1          
30 % aqueous solution 20 4   1 1          
60     4 1          
90 % aqueous solution 20     3 1          
60                  
ozone 2% in air 20 1 4         1 1 4
60             1 1 4
Paraffin oil 100 % 20 1 1 1 1     1 1 1
60 1 3 1 1     1 1 1
Perchloric acid 10 % aqueous solution 20 3 4 1 1 1 1 1    
60 4 4 1 1     1 3  
petroleum 100 % 20 1   3 1     1 1 2
60 3   4 1       1 2
Phtalic acid Cold saturated aqueous solution 20   3 1 1 1 1      
60   4 1 1 1 1      
phenol 90 % aqueous solution 20 4 4 1 1     1 1 4
60     3 1     1 3 4
phenylhydrazine 100 % 20   4 3 1       4  
60       1       4  
perchlorethylene 100 % 20 3   4 1     1   3
60   4         1   3
80       3     1   4
Phosphoric acid Aqueous solutions up to 30% 20 3 4 1 1 1 1 1 1 3
80 4 4 3 1 1 1 1 1 3
50 % aqueous solution 20 4 4 1 1 1 1   1 3
60 4 4 3 3 1 1   1 4
85 % aqueous solution 20 4 4 1 1 1 1 1 1 4
60   4 3 3 1 1 1 1 4
1 : little or no effect / 2 : minor effect / 3 : moderate effect / 4 : severe effect
CHEMICAL PRODUCT CONCENTRATION TEMP °C PA PU PE PVDF FEP PFA PTFE PVC NBR
phosphorous oxychloride 100 % 20     1 1     1    
60     3 1     1    
80             1    
phosphorous trichloride 100 % 20     1 1     1 4  
60     3 3     1 4  
Picric acid 1 % aqueous solution 20 3 4 1 1 1 1 1 1 2
60 4 4   1 1 1 1 4 2
Potassium benzoate Cold saturated aqueous solution 20     1 1 1 1 1 1 1
60     1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Potassium bichromate Saturated aqueous solution 20   1 1 1 1 1   1  
60   3 1 1 1 1   1  
Potassium borate All aqueous solution concentrations 20     1   1 1   1  
60     1   1 1   1  
Potassium bromate Cold saturated aqueous solution 20   1 1 1 1 1 1 1  
60     3 1 1 1 1 1  
Potassium bromide All aqueous solution concentrations 20 1   1 1 1 1 1 1  
60     1 1 1 1 1 1  
Potassium carbonate Cold saturated aqueous solution 20 1   1 1     1 1  
60 1   1 3     1 1  
Potassium chloride Cold saturated aqueous solution 20 1 1 1 1     1 1  
60   3 1 1     1 1  
Potassium chloride All aqueous solution concentrations 20 1 1 1 1     1 1  
60 1 3 1 1     1 1  
Potassium chromate Cold saturated aqueous solution 20   1 1 1     1 1  
60   3   1     1 1  
1 : little or no effect / 2 : minor effect / 3 : moderate effect / 4 : severe effect
CHEMICAL PRODUCT CONCENTRATION TEMP °C PA PU PE PVDF FEP PFA PTFE PVC NBR
Potassium cyanide Cold saturated aqueous solution 20   4 1 1     1 1  
60   4 1 3     1 1  
Potassium hydroxide 50 % en solution aqueuse 20 1 4 1 4     1 1  
60 4   1       1 1  
Potassium iodide Cold saturated aqueous solution 20 1 1 1 1     1    
60 1 3 1 3     1    
potassium permanganate Cold saturated aqueous solution 20   4 1 1     1 1 3
60   4 3 1     1 1 3
potassium persulfate All aqueous solutions 20   1 1       1 1  
60   1 1       1 1  
potassium sulfate All aqueous solutions 20   1 1 1     1 1  
60   3 3 1     1 1  
propane 100 % liquid or gaseous 20 1 1 3 1     1   2
60   3   1     1   2
propanol 100 % 20 1 4 1 1     1   2
60 3   3 3     1   2
Propionic acid 50 % aqueous solution 100 % 20   4 1 1 1 1 1    
60   4 1 1 1 1 1    
20     1 1 1 1      
60     3 1 1 1      
propylene oxide 100 % 20     1 1         4
40                 4
pyridine 100 % 20 1 4 1 3     1   4
60       3     1   4
100       4     1   4
silver nitrate Cold saturated aqueous solution 20   1 1 1     1 1  
60   3 4 1     1 1  
Silicone oil 100 % 20 1 1 1       1 1  
40   1 1         1  
60 1 3 1         1  
1 : little or no effect / 2 : minor effect / 3 : moderate effect / 4 : severe effect
CHEMICAL PRODUCT CONCENTRATION TEMP °C PA PU PE PVDF FEP PFA PTFE PVC NBR
Sodium acetate All aqueous solutions 20     1 1 1 1 1   4
60     4 1 1 1 1   4
80       1 1 1 1   4
Sodium bicarbonate Cold saturated aqueous solution 20 1 1 1 1 1 1   1 1
60 1 3 3 1 1 1   1 1
Sodium bisulfite All aqueous solution concentrations 20   1 1 1 1 1   1  
40     1 1 1 1   1  
60   3 3 1 1 1   1  
Sodium bromide All aqueous solution concentrations 20 1   1 1 1 1 1 1  
60     1 1 1 1 1 1  
Sodium carbonate Cold saturated aqueous solution 20 1   1 1     1 1  
60 1   3 3     1 1  
Sodium chromate Aqueous solution 20   1 1 1          
60   3   1          
Sodium chloride All aqueous solution concentrations 20 1 1 1 1     1 1  
60 1 3 3 1     1 1  
Sodium chlorite Aqueous solution 20   1 1 1     1 1  
40   3   1     1 1  
60   3   1     1 1  
Sodium fluoride Cold saturated aqueous solution 20   4 1 1     1 1  
60   3         1 1  
Sodium hypochlorite (javel water) 100 % 20 3 4 3 4     1 1 3
60 4 4 4 4     1 1 4
1 : little or no effect / 2 : minor effect / 3 : moderate effect / 4 : severe effect
CHEMICAL PRODUCT CONCENTRATION TEMP °C PA PU PE PVDF FEP PFA PTFE PVC NBR
Sodium hyposufite Photographic fixing bath 20   1 1 1          
60   3 1 1          
Sodium iodide Cold saturated aqueous solution 20 1 1 1 1          
60   3   3          
sodium nitrate Cold saturated aqueous solution 20 3   1 1     1 1  
60 4           1 1  
sodium nitrate saltpetre 50 % aqueous solution 20 1 1 1 1     1 1  
60 3 3 3 1     1 1  
sodium peroxide 100 % 20             1    
60             1    
sodium silicate All aqueous solutions 20 1   1 1     1 1  
60 1   3 3     1 1  
sodium sulfate Cold saturated aqueous solution 20 1 1 1 1     1 1  
60   3 3 1     1 1  
sodium sulfite Cold saturated aqueous solution 20 1 1 1 1     1 1  
60   3 3 1     1 1  
sodium thiosulfate Cold saturated aqueous solution 20   1 1 1       1  
60   3 3 A       1  
Stearic acid 100 % 20 1 4 1 1 1 1 1 1 2
60 4 4 3 1 1 1 1 1 2
Sulfur dioxide 100 % et dry 20 3 4 1 3 1 1 1 1  
60 4 4 1 4 1 1 1 1  
Sulfur trioxide 100 % 20 4 4 4 4 1 1 1 1  
60         1 1 1 4  
Sulfuric acid 60 % aqueous solution 20 4 4 1 1 1 1 1 1 3
60 4 4 3 1 1 1 1 1 4
80 % aqueous solution 20 4 4 1 1 1 1   1 4
60 4 4 3 1 1 1   1 4
90 % aqueous solution 20 4 4 3 1 1 1   1 4
60 4 4   1 1 1   1 4
96 % aqueous solution 20 4 4   1 1 1   1 4
60 4 4   1 1 1   1 4
1 : little or no effect / 2 : minor effect / 3 : moderate effect / 4 : severe effect
CHEMICAL PRODUCT CONCENTRATION TEMP °C PA PU PE PVDF FEP PFA PTFE PVC NBR
Sulfurous acid Cold saturated aqueous solution 20   4 1 1 1 1   1 3
60   4 4 1 1 1   1 3
Tartric acid All aqueous solution concentrations 20 1 4 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
60 1 4 3 1 1 1 1 1 1
tetrachloroethane 100 % pure chemistry 20     4 4     1   4
60       4     1   4
tétrachlorure de carbone 100 % pure chemistry 20 3 4 4 1     1 3 3
60       3     1 4 3
tetrahydrofurane 100 % pure chemistry 20 1 4 4 4     1 4 4
60       4     1 4 4
Tin chloride All aqueous solution concentrations 20   1 1 1     1    
60   3 3 1     1    
Thionyl chloride 100 % 20 4   4 4       4  
60               4  
toluene 100 % pure chemistry 20 1 4 3 1     1 4 4
60   4 4 1     1 4 4
80   4   3     1 4 4
Trichloroacetic acid 100 % 20     1 3 1 1 1    
60     4   1 1 1    
50 % aqueous solution 20     1   1 1 1    
60     1 3 1 1 1    
trichloroethane 100 % 20     4 1     1 4  
60       3     1 4  
80       4     1 4  
1 : little or no effect / 2 : minor effect / 3 : moderate effect / 4 : severe effect
CHEMICAL PRODUCT CONCENTRATION TEMP °C PA PU PE PVDF FEP PFA PTFE PVC NBR
trichloroethylene 100 % 20 3 4 4 1     1 4  
60 4 4   3     1 4  
tricresyl phosphate 100 % 20     1         4  
60     3         4  
triethanolamine 100 % 20   4 1 1     1 4  
60   4 1       1 4  
triethylamine 100 % 20   4   3     1 1  
60   4   4     1 1  
urea All aqueous solutions up to 30% concentration 20     1 1     1 1  
60     1 1     1 1  
100       3     1    
Vegetable oils and lubricants 100 % 20 1 1 1 1     1 1 1
40 1 1 4 1     1 1 1
60   3   1     1 1 1
Vinyl acetate 100 % 20         1 1 1 4  
60         1 1 1    
Water 100 % 20 1 1 1 1     1 1 2
60 3 4 3 1     1 1 2
xylene 100 % 20 1 4 4 1     1 4 4
60   4   3     1 4 4
100   4   4     1 4 4
Zinc chloride All aqueous solution concentrations 20 1 1 1 1     1 1  
60 3 3 3 1     1 1  
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