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Plastic Tubing Specifying Guide

Plastic Tubing Specifying Guide / Chemical Resistance Properties


All products should be tested in their own environments before use.

* For prolonged exposure, should be extruded in black.

** Not good in hydrochloric, sulfuric and phosphoric acids.

# Complies with the relevant section of Title 21 of the Code of Fed. Reg. Typical data obtained from tests on raw material under ASTM procedures.


  Outdoor Exposure Strong Acids Weak Acids Strong Alkalies Weak Alkalies
FDA & Industrial Vinyl/PVC# Indus: Fair FDA: Poor Good Excellent Good Excellent
LLDPE Fair Fair Good Good Good
HDPE Fair Good Excellent Excellent Excellent
Polypropylene Fair Good Excellent Excellent Excellent
EVA Excellent Poor Excellent Excellent Excellent
Nylon 6 Poor Poor Poor Fair Fair
Nylon 6/6 Poor Poor Poor Fair Fair
Nylon 11/12 Good Excellent** Excellent** Good Good
Polyurethane Ether Good/Excellent Poor Poor Poor Fair/Poor
Polyurethane Ester Good/Excellent Poor Poor Poor Fair/Poor
Thermoplastic Rubber 64A Good/Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Thermoplastic Rubber 73A Good/Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Thermoplastic Rubber 73A-FDA# Good/Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent


  Ketones Esters Aliphatics Aromatics
FDA & Industrial Vinyl# Poor Poor Good Fair
LLDPE Fair Fair Fair Fair
HDPE Fair Fair Fair Fair
Polypropylene Fair Fair Poor Poor
EVA Poor Poor Fair Poor
Nylon 6 Fair Fair/Good Excellent Fair/Good
Nylon 6/6 Fair Fair/Good Excellent Fair/Good
Nylon 11/12 Good Good Good Good
Polyurethane Ether Poor Poor Good/Excellent Fair/Poor
Polyurethane Ester Poor Poor Good/Excellent Fair/Poor
Thermoplastic Rubber 64A Good NA Fair/Good Poor
Thermoplastic Rubber 73A Good NA Fair/Good Poor
Thermoplastic Rubber 73A-FDA# Good NA Fair/Good Poor


The information and recommendations contained herein are offered as a service to our customers, but are not intended to relieve the user from its responsibility to investigate and understand other pertinent sources of information and to comply with all laws and procedures applicable to the safe handling of these materials.

The information and recommendations provided herein were believed by Hudson Extrusions, Inc. to be accurate at the time of information or recommendations contained herein, regardless of whether it is claimed that the information or recommendations are inaccurate, incomplete or otherwise misleading.


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