Chemical resistance of plastics

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Chemicals can adversely affect the performance of plasticware even resulting in damage. Make sure you use the most suitable polymer for the chemical you’re working with. These icons provide a quick guide as to the chemical resistance of products and can be found throughout our catalogues and website to help guide your selection.

  • Moderate resistance to common aqueous laboratory chemicals, but avoid organic solvents, strong acids and bases.
  • Good general resistance to a range of laboratory chemicals including acids, bases and some solvents.
  • Excellent chemical resistance to most laboratory chemicals.

Where no resistance icon is shown, the product is made from several materials. In this instance, or for information regarding a specific chemical, please refer to our chemical compatibility calculator.

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