High Performance Polyurethane Film

Polyurethane Film's Chemical Resistance

Polyurethane is a very tough, chemically resistant elastomer.  The following tables can give you insight into how polyurethane material reacts to a number of different compounds.  Each of the tests were performed at room temperature.

Please Note: Chemical resistance typically improves as the material's durometer increases.

 


 

KEY:

E -  Excellent: little or no damage

G - Good: slight loss of properties, slight swell

F -  Fair: swelling and some loss of properties

P -  Poor: significant loss of properties and significant swelling

D - Dissolves       
 

AcidS*

KEY: E = Excellent | V = Very Good | G = Good | F = Fair | P = Poor

APi Polyether TPU APi Polyester TPU
Acetic .5%G-
Formic, 20%PP
Hydrochloric, 10%FP
OleicF-G-
Sulfuric, 20%FF-G

Alcohols*

KEY: E = Excellent | V = Very Good | G = Good | F = Fair | P = Poor

APi Polyether TPU APi Polyester TPU
EthenolP-
IsopropanolF-PP
Isopropanol, 50%F-P-
MethanolPF

Alkali*

KEY: E = Excellent | V = Very Good | G = Good | F = Fair | P = Poor

APi Polyether TPU APi Polyester TPU
EthenolP-
IsopropanolF-PP
Isopropanol, 50%F-P-
MethanolPF

Organics*

KEY: E = Excellent | V = Very Good | G = Good | F = Fair | P = Poor

APi Polyether TPU APi Polyester TPU
AcetonePP
ASTM Fuel A GG
ASTM Fuel B FF-G
ASTM Fuel C F-PF
ASTM Oil #1 GE
ASTM Oil #2 GE
ASTM Oil #3 G-FE-G
Benezene PF-P
Brake Fluid, Type APF-P
Brake Fluid, HDF-G-
ButaneGG
Carbon TetrachloridePF
CyclohexanoneDD
Dimethyl FormamidDD
Dimethyl SulfoxideDD
1.4 DioxaneDD
Dioctyl PhthalateFG
Ethylene Dichloride-P
Ethyl EtherF-G-
Ethylene GlycolGG
Ethylene Glycol, 50%GG
Gasoline, 100 OctaneFG
HexaneF-G-
KeroseneGG
Methylene ChloridePP
Methylene Ethyl KetonePF-P
N-Methyl-2-PyrrolidineDD
Oil, Texas CrudeF-G-
Oil Detergent, 20WG-
Oil Non-Detergent, 20WG-
Oil, Skydrol Type BD-
Oil, Skydrol Type 500AF-P-
Oil, Transmission Type AGE
PerchlorothylenePF
PyridineDD
TertahydrofuranDD
ToluenePF
TrichloroethylenePP
TurpentineGG

Abrasian Resistance Comparison Chart

MaterialWeight Loss in Milligrams
Neoprene280
Plasticized PVC187
Natural Rubber146
Nitrile Rubber44
PTFE42
Nylon 1124
Polyurethane4
 

Comparison Chart of Polyurethane Film to Other Flexible Materials*

KEY: E = Excellent | V = Very Good | G = Good | F = Fair | P = Poor

APi Polyether TPU APi Polyester TPUNatural RubberNeoprenePEPVC
Moisture ResistanceVGGGGVGVG
BiodegradabilityGFPPPP
Ease of RecyclingEEPVGGVG
Chemical ResistanceVGVGGGEG
Clean IncinerationEEFVGFF
Overall StrengthVGEGVGFF
Abrasion ResistanceVGEFFFF
Low-Temperature FlexibilityEVGFGFP
Feel or HandEVGVGVGFF
Lamination CharacteristicsEEPGFVG

 

*These tables should be used only as comparative tools.  There is no substitute for real-world testing.

Please contact us, and we will be happy to work with you to determine which material best suits your needs.