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Chemical Impact and Usage Guide

The following guide will help in determining the impact various chemicals can have on commercial/industrial mat material. The resistance levels reflected in this chart are based on moderate exposure, not long-term immersion in any of the above listed fluids. If your application is more rigorous, please request a sample to test against the chemicals in question. For best results, please use this chart as a guide and schedule regular maintenance (cleaning) for your mats.

A = little to minor effect • B = minor to moderate effect • C = moderate to severe effect • F = not recommended • NT = Not Tested

Chemical
Natural
Rubber
SBR
Rubber
50%
Nitrile

CFR
Vinyl
(PVC)

Urethane
Acetic Acid 30%
B
B
B
B
B
B
Acetone
B
B
F
F
F
B
Aluminum Chloride
B
A
A
A
NT
B
Aluminum Nitrite
A
A
A
A
NT
NT
Animal Fats
F
F
A
B
NT
NT
Bleach Solution
F
F
NT
NT
NT
A
Boric Acid
F
A
A
B
A
NT
Brake Fluid
C
B
A
A
F
F
Carbon Tetrachloride
F
F
C
C
B
C
Chlorine (wet)
F
F
NT
NT
C
A
Citric Acid
B
A
A
A
NT
NT
Cutting Oil (Mineral Oil Based)
C
B
A
A
A
A
Cutting Oil (Semi-Synthetic)
F
F
B
A
B
NT
Cutting Oil (Synthetic)
F
F
F
C
F
NT
Detergent Solution
B
B
A
A
NT
A
Diesel Oil
F
F
F
F
B
B
Gasoline
F
F
F
F
B
F
n-Hexane (122 degrees F)
F
F
B
B
NT
B
Hydraulic Oils (Petroleum)
F
F
B
B
NT
B
Hydrochloric Acid (20%)
B
B
B
B
B
B
Isopropyl Alcolol
A
B
B
B
A
NT
MEK
F
F
F
F
F
C
Mineral Oil
F
F
B
A
NT
A
Naptha
NT
F
C
C
NT
B
Nitric Acid (dilute)
F
F
F
F
A
B
Salt Water
B
A
A
A
NT
A
Sodium Hydroxide (46.5%)
C
A
B
B
B
B
Sodium Nitrate
B
B
B
B
A
NT
Sulfuric Acid (dilute)
F
C
F
F
A
C
Tolulene
F
F
F
F
B
B
Transmission Fluid (Type A)
F
F
A
A
NT
A
Trichlorothane
F
F
F
F
NT
F
Vegetable Oil
F
F
B
B
NT
F
A = little to minor effect • B = minor to moderate effect • C = moderate to severe effect • F = not recommended • NT = Not Tested
The resistance levels reflected in this chart are based on moderate exposure, not long-term immersion in any of the above listed fluids. If your application is more rigerous, please request a sample to test against the chemicals in question. For best results, please use this chart as a guide and schedule regular maintenance (cleaning) for your mats.
 



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