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Chemical Resistance Chart

The Bürkert resistApp helps you identify compatible materials and compiles information for you about the chemical resistance of elastomers, plastics and metals for a large number of gaseous and liquid media.

To ensure the reliability and longevity of your products, a great deal of care is required when choosing materials that come into contact with the liquid or gaseous fluids that you are using. This applies in particular to aggressive fluids. Our online tool for testing material resistance will help you select the right materials. For instance, it allows you to evaluate the chemical resistance of stainless steel as well as plastics. Just try it out. Check material resistances online free of charge now!

Bürkert resistApp - Check compatibility online

Are you looking for a material resistant to an aggressive fluid? The Bürkert resistApp helps you as a tool to find compatible materials for a multitude of media. It simplifies the selection of suitable materials when using Bürkert products.

The Database is also available as App - Download the Bürkert resistApp

Our tool is available on our website on each type detailed page, article detailed page and for downloading from the relevant app stores. Using our Bürkert resistApp, combine media and materials with one another to check the compatibility of your materials.




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List of materials contained

The app contains 454 media as well as the following materials:

  • Nitrile rubber - NBR
  • Ethylene propylene diene monomer - EPDM
  • Fluorinated rubber - FKM
  • Perfluorinated rubber - FFKM
  • Chloroprene rubber - CR
  • Polytetrafluorethylene - PTFE
  • Ethylene-tetrafluoroethylene copolymer - ETFE
  • Polyvinyl chloride - PVC
  • Polypropylene - PP
  • Polyamide - PA
  • Polyvinylidene fluoride - PVDF
  • Polyphenylene sulphide - PPS
  • Polyether ether ketone - PEEK
  • Brass - MS
  • Red bronze - RG
  • Grey cast iron - GG
  • Cast steel - GS
  • Stainless steel - 1.4401|1.4571
  • Stainless steel - 1.4305|1.4105

Information about the chemical resistance of materials not listed here is available on request.

What is chemical resistance?

Chemical resistance refers to the ability of materials to withstand different types of chemicals. It therefore describes the capacity of a material to resist the destructive processes triggered by reactions between the environment and the surface. If a material is exposed to chemicals or if its chemical resistance is insufficient, this can result in corrosion and can accelerate the breakage of the material. For components or machines made from this material, this has a negative impact on the service life or can lead to their failure.

In this case, a distinction is made between three basic categories:

  • Suitable: Chemically resistant (minimal or no impairment of the material)
  • Limited suitable: Limited chemical resistance (minor to medium corrosion of the material)
  • Unsuitable: Not chemically resistant (strong corrosion to total destruction of the material)

Or simply download the PDF Version of the database

Are you looking for printed information? Take a look at our Chemical Resistance Chart: