Chemical Resistance Polyethylene - PE

Chemical resistance of polyethylene - PEH - pipes

Polyethylene is a very popular material for pipes. It is

  • easy and light weighted
  • long living
  • low friction
  • relatively cheap
  • flexible
  • sun resistant

and resistant to chemicals. Chemical resistance to some common chemicals:

Polyethylene and Very Good Chemical Resistance

  • Acetatic acid
  • Amonium hydroxide 30%
  • Calcium hydroxide 30%
  • Diethylene glycol
  • Ethylene glycol
  • Ethanol 100%
  • Glycerin
  • Glycol
  • Hydrogen peroxide 30%
  • Mercury
  • Methanol
  • Potassium hydroxide 30%
  • Sodium hydroxide 30%

Polyethylene and Good Chemical Resistance

  • Acetone
  • Formaldehyde 10-40%
  • Gas oil
  • Caproic acid
  • Iodine
  • Isobutanol
  • Isopropanol
  • Mineral oil
  • Motor oil
  • Natural gas
  • Gasoline
  • Phenol
  • Tranformer oil
  • Vaseline

Polyethylene and Medium Chemical Resistance

  • Dibutylether
  • Ethylene acetate 100%
  • Furfurol 100%
  • Heptane
  • Paraffin

Polyethylene and Poor Chemical Resistance

  • Diethylether
  • Ethylenechloride
  • Hydrogen peroxide 90%
  • Methylene chloride

Polyethylene and None Chemical Resistant

  • Acetylene dichloride

Related Topics

  • Corrosion - Corrosion in piping systems - caused by thermodynamic and electrochemical processes - corrosion problems and methods of protection and prevention
  • Material Properties - Material properties - density, heat capacity, viscosity and more - for gases, fluids and solids

Related Documents

Tag Search

  • en: pe peh pipe chemical resistance
  • es: Pe pe resistencia química tubería
  • de: pe Pe Rohr chemische Beständigkeit

Search the Engineering ToolBox

- "Search is the most efficient way to navigate the Engineering ToolBox!"

Engineering ToolBox - SketchUp Extension - Online 3D modeling!

3D Engineering ToolBox Extension to SketchUp - add parametric components to your SketchUp model

Add standard and customized parametric components - like flange beams, lumbers, piping, stairs and more - to your SketchUp model with the Engineering ToolBox - SketchUp Extension/Plugin - enabled for use with the amazing, fun and free SketchUp Make and SketchUp Pro. Add the Engineering ToolBox extension to your SketchUp from the Sketchup Extension Warehouse!

Translate the Engineering ToolBox!
About the Engineering ToolBox!

close