Chemical Resistance

Sabdrain’s drainage channel body is produced from Polyproylene Polymer, a state-of-art plastic that is highly resistant to attacks from a large range of corrosive and destabilising chemical agents. 

The following table gives an outline of the suitability for the use of Polyproylene channels with wide range chemical agents and does not take into account the type of grate being used in the application. Customers are advised to test the product to ensure its suitability.

KEY: S - Satisfactory, L- Limited, NS - Not Suitable

Temperature °C

Chemical Concentration 20 60 100
Acetic Acid Up to 50% S S L
Acetic Acid, Glacial >96% S L NS
Acetone 100% S S -
Allyl Alcohol 100% S S -
Almond Oil S - -
Alum Sol S S -
Ammonia Aqueous Sat. Sol S S -
Ammonia Liquid 100% S - -
Ammonium Acetate Sat. Sol S S -
Ammonium Nitrate Sat. Sol S S S
Ammonium Sulphate Sat. Sol S S S
Amyl Alcohol 100% S S S
Aniline 100% S S -
Apple Juice S - -
Barium Bromide Sat. Sol S S S
Barium Chloride Sat. Sol S S S
Barium Sulphide Sat. Sol S S S
Beer S S -
Bezene 100% L NS NS
Benzoic Acid Sat. Sol S S -
Benzyl Alcohol 100% S L -
Boric Acid Sat. Sol S - -
Butyl Glycol 100% S - -
Calcium Carbonate Sat. Sol S S S
Calcium Chlorate Sat. Sol S S -
Calcium Chloride Sat. Sol S S S
Calcium Hydroxide Sat. Sol S S S
Calcium Nitrate Sat. Sol S S -
Castor Oil 100% S S -
Caustic Soda Up to 50% S L L
Chloroacetic Acid Sol S - -
Chrome Alum Sol S S -
Chromic Acid Up to 40% S L NS
Citric Acid Sat. Sol S S S
Copper Chloride Sat. Sol S S -
Dextrin Sol S S -
Dextrose Sol S S S
Diethylene Glycol 100% S S -
Dimethyl Fomamide 100% S S -
Ethanolamine 100% S - -
Ethyl Acetate 100% L NS NS
Ethyl Alcohol (Ethanol) Up to 95% S S S
Ethylene Glycol 100% S S S
Ferric Chloride Sat. Sol S S S
Formaldehyde 40% S - -
Formic Acid 10% S S L
Fructose Sol S S S
Fruit Juice S S S
Gasoline (Petrol) NS NS NS
Gelatine S S -
Gluecose 20% S S S
Glycerine 100% S S S
Heptane 100% L NS NS
Hydrochloric Acid Up to 20% S S S
Hydrochloric Acid From 35% to 36% S - -
Hydrofluric Acid 40% S - -
Iodine in Alcohol S - -
Isopropyl Alcohol 100% S S S
Lactic Acid Up to 90% S S -
Lanoline S L -
Linseed Oil S S S
Magnesium Carbonate Sat. Sol S S S
Magnesium Sulphate Sat. Sol S S -
Methyl Acetate 100% S S -
Methyl Alcohol (Methanol) 5% S L L
Methyl Amine Up to 32% S - -
Methyl Ethyl Ketone 100% S - -
Milk S S S
Monochloracetic Acid >85% S S -
Nickel Chloride Sat. Sol S S -
Nickel Sulphate Sat. Sol S S -
Nitric Acid Up to 30% S NS NS
Oleic Acid 100% S L -
Olive Oil S S L
Oxalic Acid Sat. Sol S L NS
Paraffin Oil (FL65) S L NS
Peanut Oil S S -
Phenol 90% S - -
Phosphoric Acid Up to 85% S S S
Potassium Bicarbonate Sat. Sol S S S
Potassium Carbonate Sat. Sol S S -
Potassium Dichromate Sat. Sol S S S
Potassium Hydroxide Up to 50% S S S
Potassium Nitrate Sat. Sol S S -
Potassium Sulphate Sat. Sol S S -
Seawater S S S
Silver Nitrate Sat. Sol S S L
Sodium Acetate Sat. Sol S S S
Sodium Bicarbonate Sat. Sol S S S
Sodium Carbonate Up to 50% S S L
Sodium Chloride Sat. Sol S S -
Sodium Hydroxide From 10 to 60% S S S
Sodium Nitrate Sat. Sol S S L
Sodium Phosphate (Neutral) S S S
Soybean Oil S L -
Sulphuric Acid 96% S L NS
Toluene 100% L NS NS
Trichloroethylene 100% NS NS NS
Triethanolamine Sol S - -
Urea Sat. Sol S S -
Vinegar S S -
Water - Brackish, Mineral, Potable S S S
Whiskey S S -
Wines S S -
Xylene 100% NS NS NS
Yeast Sol S S S
Zinc Chloride Sat. Sol S S -
Zinc Sulphate Sat. Sol S S -