Chemical Resistance

When assessing whether or not an enclosure is resistant to the influence of chemical substances, not only the enclosure material, but also the type of seals has to be taken into consideration.

The following tables only list the most important basic materials used for ROSE enclosures, and the most common chemical substances. These tables only contain information as to how far materials are typically resistant to such substances. Both the concentration and the ambient temperature must also be taken into account.

If several chemicals are encountered at the same time, we recommend to carry out an exact investigation to be able to correctly assess the chemical resistance of a material.

Chemical resistance of enclosure materials

Unless otherwise quoted, the investigation was conducted at ambient temperature. If several substances are encountered, the resistance factors could change. For this reason, we do not assume any liability for the information below.
Chemicals
Aluminium
ABS
Polycarbonate
Polyester
Polystyrene
Polyamide
Acetone
+
Formic acid
30 %
10 %
Ammonia
+
+
20 %
Petroleum
+
+
+
Benzene
+
+
Brake fluid
/
/
+
/
60°
Butane
+
/
+
/
+
Butanol
/
/
/
+
/
+
Calcium chloride
+
/
+
+
+
+
Chlorbenzene
+
+
Diesel oil
/
+
+
/
Acetic acid
+
10 % •
10 %
40 %
+ max. 50 %
Formaldehyde
+
+
/
30 %
+ max. 40 %
+
Frigen 113
/
/
+
+
/
/
Fruit juice
/
/
+
+
/
+
Glycerine
+
+
+
+
+
Heating oil
+
+
+
Hydraulic oil
/
/
+
+
+
Lime potash
/
/
+ max. 50 %
Potassium chloride
/
+
+
+
+
Potassium hydroxide
+
/
+
/
Linseed oil
+
/
+
+
+
+
Methanol
+
/
+
Methylene chloride
+
/
Lactic acid
+
+
10 %
+
+ max. 80 %
10 %
Mineral oils
/
+
+
+
+
+
Engine oils
/
/
+
+
+
+
Sodium carbonate
/
+
+
+
+
Sodium chloride
/
+
+
+
10 %
Sodium hydroxide
+
+
/
/
/
Caustic soda
/
40 %
+ max. 50 %
10 %
Nitric acid
+
30 %
10 %
10 %
+ max. 25 %
Hydrochloric acid
/
10 % •
20 %
+
+ max. 10 %
Lubricating oil
+
/
+
+
/
+
Carbon disulfide
+
/
Sulphuric acid
30 %
50 %
70 %
+ max. 50 %
Soapy lye
/
/
+
/
+
Detergent
/
/
+
/
/
/
Turpentine oil
/
/
/
+
+
Carbon tetrachloride
+
/
+
Toluene
+
+
+
Trichloret hylene
+
/
Water (distilled, fresh, tap, saltwater)
/
+
+
+
+
+
Tartaric acid
/
/
10 %
+
+
+
Xylene
+
+
+
Zinc sulphate
/
+
+
+
/
Citric acid
+
10 %
10 %
+
+
10 %

Symbol definition
+ : resistant to all concentrations
%: resistant to a maximum concentration in %
C°: resistant to maximum C°
• : conditional resistance
– : non resistance
/ : no information

Chemical resistance of housing seals and accessories

Unless otherwise quoted, the investigation was conducted at ambient temperature. If several substances are encountered, the resistance factors could change. For this reason, we do not assume any liability for the information below.
Chemicals
Chloroprene
EPDM
NBR
Pocan
Polyurethane
PVC
Silic.
Acetone
+
+
+
Formic acid
+
+
10 %
/
< 50 %
Ammonia
+
+
+
10 %
/
+
Petroleum
+
+
+
+
+
+
Benzene
+
+
Brake fluid
/
+
/
/
+
Butane
+
/
+
+
/
50 %
Butanol
+
/
+
/
Calcium chloride
/
/
/
10 %
/
+
/
Chlorbenzene
Diesel oil
/
+
+
Acetic acid
/
10 %
/
25 %
Formaldehyde
/
+
/
/
40 %
+
Frigen 113
+
/
+
+
/
/
/
Fruit juice
+
+
/
+
+
+
+
Glycerine
+
+
+
+
+
+
+
Heating oil
+
+
+
Hydraulic oil
+
/
/
+
/
/
Lime pot ash
+
/
/
10 %
/
+
/
Potassium chloride
+
+
+
10 %
+
+
+
Potassium hydroxide
+
+
+
/
Linseed oil
+
+
+
+
+
+
Methanol
+
/
+
/
/
+
Methylene chloride
/
Lactic acid
+
+
+
/
/
10 %
/
Mineral oils
+
+
+
+
+
Engine oils
+
+
+
/
+
Sodium carbonate
/
/
/
10 %
/
/
/
Sodium chloride
+
+
+
10 %
+
+
+
Sodium hydroxide
+
+
Caustic soda
50 %
/
/
/
60 %
Nitric acid
+
10 %
30 %
Hydrochloric acid
+
+
< 65 % •
10 %
30 %
/
Lubricating oil
+
+
+
+
+
Carbon disulphide
/
+
/
Sulphuric acid
50 %
/
25 %
10 %
/
80 %
25 %
Soapy lye
+
/
+
10 %
+
Detergent
+
/
+
/
+
Turpentine oil
/
+
+
/
+
Carbon tetrachloride
+
Toluene
Trichlorethylene
Water (distilled, fresh, tap, saltwater)
+
+
80 C°
+
+
40 C°
+
Tartaric acid
+
+
+
/
+
0.1
+
Xylene
Zinc sulphate
+
+
+
/
/
0.4
+
Citric acid
+
+
+
0.1
/
0.1
+

Symbol definition
+ : resistant to all concentrations
%: resistant to a maximum concentration in %
C°: resistant to maximum C°
• : conditional resistance
– : non resistance
/ : no information