Sulfone polymers have good chemical resistance to many materials, including the following:

  • Aqueous systems
  • Caustics
  • Inorganic acids
  • Aliphatic hydrocarbons
  • Detergents and soaps
  • Certain alcohols

 

General Indication of Chemical Resistance

  Udel® PSU Radel® PPSU PC
General Chemicals      
Alcohols Good Excellent Good
Acids, Concentrated Good Excellent Fair
Acids, Diluted Excellent Excellent Good
Bases, Concentrated Excellent Excellent Poor
Baes, Diluted Excellent Excellent Poor
Esters Poor Fair Poor
Hydrocarbons, Aliphatic Excellent Excellent Poor
Hydrocarbons, Aromatic Poor Fair Poor
Hydrocarbons, Chlorinated Poor Fair Poor
Ketones Poor Poor Poor
Hospital Disinfectants      
Bleach Solutions, 10% Excellent Excellent Good
Cavicide® Excellent Excellent Good
Envirocide® Excellent Excellent Good
Cidex® Excellent Excellent Excellent
Hydrogen Peroxide, 3% Excellent Excellent Good
Isopropyl Alcohol, 70% Good Excellent Good
Manu-Klenz® Excellent Excellent Excellent
Phenols, 2% Poor Excellent Good
Quaternaries Good Excellent Excellent
Sani-Cloth® HB Excellent Excellent Poor
Sani-Cloth® Plus Poor Excellent Poor
Sporotal® 100 Good Excellent Excellent
Wex-Cide® Poor Excellent Good