POLYETHYLENE

CHEMICAL COMPATIBILITY GUIDE*
For Ultra Environmental Containment Products

This listing was prepared to provide guidance to the chemical compatibility of Ultra Environmental Containment ProductsÒ which are manufactured and constructed of a molded polyethylene.

Polyethylene is susceptible to attach by some chemicals which may cause stress cracking, swelling, oxidation or may permeate the polyethylene. These reactions my reduce the physical properties of polyethylene.

When considering an UltraTech polyethylene product for use in secondary containment applications, it is important to note that most secondary containment products are designed to hold leaked chemicals for only hours, a day, at most a week. These secondary containment units would then be cleaned of any chemical. In these short term applications, a greater variety of chemicals may be used with the polyethylene since the exposure time of the chemical to the polyethylene is limited.

A. Suitable for long term storage at 100 degrees F or less.
B. Suitable for short term storage less than one year.
C. Do NOT store these chemicals in UltraTech containers.
D. User testing may prove some of these chemicals are suitable for secondary containment     applications with exposure time of one week or less.

Due to the large size of this section, you may wish to use the Alphabetical Listing Guide below to ease your search.

A

Acetaldehyde (40%), A
Acetamide, A
Acetone, A
Acetylene Tetrabromide, B
Acrylic Emulsions, B
Acrylonitrile, A
Adipic Acid, A
Aliphatic Hydrocarbons, A
Alkaline, A
Allyl Alcohol (96%), A
Aluminum Chloride (20%), A
Aluminum Fluride, A
Aluminum Hydrogen Solution (10%), A
Aluminum Hydroxide, A
Alums (All Types), A
Ammonia (Aqueous), A
Ammonium Acetate, A
Ammonium Bifluoride, A
Ammonium Carbonate (50%), A
Ammonium Chloride, A
Ammonium Hydrogen Fluoride (50%), A
Ammonium Hydroxide, A
Ammonium Metaphsophate Sat’d, A
Ammonium Nitrate Sat’d, A
Ammonium Persulfate Sat’d, A
Ammonium Phosphate, A
Ammonium Salts, A
Ammonium Sulfate Sat’d, A
Ammonium Sulfide, Sat’d, A
Ammonium Thiocyanate Sat’d, A
Amyl Acetate, A
Amyl Alcohol (100%), A
Amyl Chloride, C
Aniline (100%), B
Aniline Hydrochloride, B
Anti Freeze, A
Antimony Salts, A
Antimony Trichloride (90%), A
Aqua Regia, C
Aqueous Alkalies (NaOH), A
Arsenic Acid, A
Ascetic Acid (50%), A
Ascetic Acid Anhydride, B
Ascetic Ether, B

B

A. Suitable for long term storage at 100 degrees F or less.
B. Suitable for short term storage less than one year.
C. Do NOT store these chemicals in UltraTech containers.
D. User testing may prove some of these chemicals are suitable for secondary containment     applications with exposure time of one week or less.
Barium Carbonate, A
Barium Chloride, A
Barium Cyanide, A
Barium Hydroxide, A
Barium Nitrate, A
Barium Salts, A
Barium Sulfate, A
Barium Sulfide, A
Battery Fluid, Acid, B
Benzaldehyde, A
Benzene Sulfonic Acid, B
Benzene, B
Benzoic Acid, A
Benzyl Alcohol, A
Benzyl Chloroformate, A
Boric Acid Conc., A
Boric Acid Dilute, A
Borzx Cold Sat’d, A
Bromine, Liquid, C
Bromine, Water, C
Bromobenzene, C
Bromoform, C
Butadiene, A
Butanediol (100%), A
Butanol, A
Butyl Acetate, A
Butyl Alcohol (100%), A
Butyl Phenol, C
Butylene Glycol, A
Butylene Liquid, C
Butylene, C
Butyric Acid, A

C

A. Suitable for long term storage at 100 degrees F or less.
B. Suitable for short term storage less than one year.
C. Do NOT store these chemicals in UltraTech containers.
D. User testing may prove some of these chemicals are suitable for secondary containment     applications with exposure time of one week or less.
Calcium Carbonate, A
Calcium Chloride, A
Calcium Hydroxide, A
Calcium Hypochlorite, A
Calcium Nitrate (50%), A
Calcium Sulfate, A
Carbon Bisulfide, C
Carbon Disulfide, C
Carbon Monoxide, A
Carbon Tetrachloride, C
Carbonic Acid (Aq. C02), A
Caustic (Aqueous), A
Caustic Potash Sol. (50%), A
Caustic Soda Sol. (10%), A
Chloroacetic Acid, A
Chlorobezene, A
Chloroform, C
Chloromethane, C
Chlorsulfonic Acid (100%), C
Chrome Alum Sat’d, A
Chromic Acid (50%), B
Clycolic Acid (All Conc.), A
Copper Cyanide, A
Cresylic Acid, A
Crotonic Aldehyde, A
Cuprous Chloride Sat’d, A
Cyclohenanone, B
Cyclohexane, A
Cyclohexanol, A

D

A. Suitable for long term storage at 100 degrees F or less.
B. Suitable for short term storage less than one year.
C. Do NOT store these chemicals in UltraTech containers.
D. User testing may prove some of these chemicals are suitable for secondary containment     applications with exposure time of one week or less.
Dextrin Sat’d, A
Dextrose Sat’d, A
Di Isobutyl Ketone, B
Dibutyl Ether, C
Dibutyl Sebacate, B
Dibutylphthalate, B
Dichloroacetic Acid, B
Dichlorobenzene, Liquid, C
Dichloroethylene, C
Diesel Fuel, B
Diesel Oil, B
Diethanolamine, B
Diethyl Carbonate, A
Diethylene Glycol, A
Digycolic Acid (30%), A
Dimethyl Formamide, B
Dimethylamine, B
Dinonyl Phthalate, C
Dioctyl Phthalate, C
Dioxane, A
Diphenyl Oxide, C
Disodium Phosphate, A

E

A. Suitable for long term storage at 100 degrees F or less.
B. Suitable for short term storage less than one year.
C. Do NOT store these chemicals in UltraTech containers.
D. User testing may prove some of these chemicals are suitable for secondary containment     applications with exposure time of one week or less.
Electrolyte, A
Ethanol, A
Ether, C
Ethyl Acetate (100%), B
Ethyl Alcohol, A
Ethyl Butyrate, B
Ethyl Chloride, C
Ethyl Ether, C
Ethylene Chloride, C
Ethylene Chlorohydrin, A
Ethylene Diamine, A
Ethylene Dichloride, C
Ethylene Glycol, A
Ethylene Oxide, C

F

A. Suitable for long term storage at 100 degrees F or less.
B. Suitable for short term storage less than one year.
C. Do NOT store these chemicals in UltraTech containers.
D. User testing may prove some of these chemicals are suitable for secondary containment     applications with exposure time of one week or less.
Fatty Acids, A
Ferric Sulfate, A
Ferrous Salts, A
Ferrous Sulfate, A
Fluoboric Acid, A
Fluosilicic Acid (All Conc.), A
Formaldehyde (40%), A
Formamide, A
Formic Acid (All Conc.), A
Fuel Oil, A
Furfural (100%), A
Furfuryl Alcohol, C

G

A. Suitable for long term storage at 100 degrees F or less.
B. Suitable for short term storage less than one year.
C. Do NOT store these chemicals in UltraTech containers.
D. User testing may prove some of these chemicals are suitable for secondary containment     applications with exposure time of one week or less.
Gallic Acid Sat’d, A
Gasoline, A
Gluconic Acid (All Conc.), A
Glycerine, A
Glycol, A

H

A. Suitable for long term storage at 100 degrees F or less.
B. Suitable for short term storage less than one year.
C. Do NOT store these chemicals in UltraTech containers.
D. User testing may prove some of these chemicals are suitable for secondary containment     applications with exposure time of one week or less.
Heptane, A
Hexane, A
Hydrazone Hydrate, A
Hydrobromic Acid (50%), A
Hydrochloric Acid (All Conc.), A
Hydrocyanic Acid Sat’d, A
Hydrofluoric Acid (All Conc.), A
Hydrofluorisilicic Acid (All Conc.), A
Hydrogen Bromide (10%), A
Hydrogen Peroxide (90%), A
Hydrogen Phosphide (100%), A
Hydrogen Sulfide, A
Hydroiodic Acid (All Conc.), A
Hydroquinone, A
Hydrosulfite (10%), A
Hydroxylamine Sulfate, A
Hydrozine (35%), A
Hydrozine Hydrochloride, A
Hypochlorous Acid, A

I

A. Suitable for long term storage at 100 degrees F or less.
B. Suitable for short term storage less than one year.
C. Do NOT store these chemicals in UltraTech containers.
D. User testing may prove some of these chemicals are suitable for secondary containment     applications with exposure time of one week or less.
Iso Octane, B
Isopropyl Acetate, A
Isopropyl Alcohol, A
Isopropyl Ether, C

J

Jet Fuel, B

K

Kerosene, B

L

A. Suitable for long term storage at 100 degrees F or less.
B. Suitable for short term storage less than one year.
C. Do NOT store these chemicals in UltraTech containers.
D. User testing may prove some of these chemicals are suitable for secondary containment     applications with exposure time of one week or less.
Lactic Acid (All Conc.), A Lead Acetate Sat’d, A

M

Magnesium Carbonate, A
Magnesium Hydroxide, A
Magnesium Nitrate, A
Magnesium Oxide, A
Magnesium Salts, A
Magnesium Sulfate, A
Maleic Acid, A
Methanol, A
Methyl Acetate, A
Methyl Alcohol (100%), A
Methyl Amine (32%), A
Methyl Bromide, C
Methyl Chloride, C
Methyl Ethyl Ketone, B
Methyl Isobutyl Ketone, B
Methyl Isopropyl Ketone, B
Methyl Sulfate, A
Methyl Sulfuric Acid (All Conc.), A
Methylene Chloride, C
Mineral Oils, A
Monochloroacetic Acid Ethyl Ester, A
Monochloroacetic Acid Methyl Ester, A
Mowilith D, A

N

A. Suitable for long term storage at 100 degrees F or less.
B. Suitable for short term storage less than one year.
C. Do NOT store these chemicals in UltraTech containers.
D. User testing may prove some of these chemicals are suitable for secondary containment     applications with exposure time of one week or less.
Naptha, B
Napthalene, B
Nicotine Dilute, A
Nicotinic Acid, A
Nitric Acid <50%, A
Nitrobenzene, B
Nitrotoluene, B

O

Octyl Cresol, A
Oleic Acid (All Conc.), A
Oleum Conc., C
Oxalic Acid (All Conc.), A

P

Palmitic Acid, C
Paraffin Emulsions, A
Perchloric Acid (50%), A
Perchloroethylene, B
Petroleum Ether, B
Petroleum, A
Phenylhydrazine, C
Phosphoric Acid (All Conc.), A
Phosphorous (Yellow 100%), A
Phosphorous Chlorides, B
Phosphorous Pentoxide, A
Photographic Solutions, A
Phthalic Acid (All Conc.), A
Phthalic Anhydride, A
Pickling Baths
Sulfuric Acid, A
• Hydrochloric Acid, A
• Picric Acid (1%), A
Plating Solutions, A
Potassium Aluminum Sulfates (50%), A
Potassium Bichromate, A
Potassium Borate (10%), A
Potassium Bromide, A
Potassium Chlorate, A
Potassium Chloride, A
Potassium Chromate, A
Potassium Cyanide, A
Potassium Dichromate (40%), A
Potassium Ferri Ferro Cyanide Sat’d, A
Potassium Fluoride, A
Potassium Hydroxide, A
Potassium Nitrate Sat’d, A
Potassium Perborate Sat’d, A
Potassium Perchlorate, A
Potassium Phosphates, A
Potassium Sulfate, A
Propanol, A
Propargyl Alcohol (7%), A
Propionic Acid (50%), A
Propyl Alcohol, A
Propylene Dichlrode (100%), A
Propylene Glycol, A
Propylene Oxide, A
Pyridine, B

S

A. Suitable for long term storage at 100 degrees F or less.
B. Suitable for short term storage less than one year.
C. Do NOT store these chemicals in UltraTech containers.
D. User testing may prove some of these chemicals are suitable for secondary containment     applications with exposure time of one week or less.
Selenic Acid, A
Sewage, A
Silicic Acid, A
Silver Nitrate, A
Soda Ash, A
Sodium Acetate Sat’d, A
Sodium Benzoate, A
Sodium Bisulfate (10%), A
Sodium Bisulfite, A
Sodium Bromate, B
Sodium Chloride, A
Sodium Chlorite, A
Sodium Chromate, A
Sodium Disulfite, A
Sodium Dithionite (10%), A
Sodium Fluoride Sat’d, A
Sodium Hydroxide Conc., A
Sodium Hypochlorite, A
Sodium Nitrate, A
Sodium Oxalate, A
Sodium Persulfate, A
Sodium Phosphate, A
Sodium Sulfonates, A
Stearic Acid (All Conc.), A
Succinic Acid, A
Sulfuric Acid (98%), B
Sulfuric Acid, Fuming, C
Sulfurous Acid, A
Sulfuryl Chloride, C

T

A. Suitable for long term storage at 100 degrees F or less.
B. Suitable for short term storage less than one year.
C. Do NOT store these chemicals in UltraTech containers.
D. User testing may prove some of these chemicals are suitable for secondary containment     applications with exposure time of one week or less.
Tartaric Acid Sat’d, A
Tetrachlorethylene, C
Tetrachloroethane, C
Tetrahydrofurane, C
Tetrahydronaphthalene, C
Thionyl Chloride, C
Titanium Salts, B
Toluene Sulfonic Acid (All Conc.), B
Toluene, B
Transformer Oil, A
Tributylphosphate, A
Trichloroacetic Acid, B
Trichloroethane, C
Trichloroethylene, C
Trichloroethylene, C
Tricresyl Phosphate, A
Triethanolamine, A
Trioctyl Phosphate, C
Trisodium Phosphate Sat’d, A
Turpentine Oil, C

X

Xylene, C