Containment Berm Chemical Compatibility

Copolymer 2000, XR-5, and PVC

According to EPA guidelines, spills must be cleaned up within 24 hours and any secondary containment areas must be inspected once a week. The chart below lists chemical compatibility of Copolymer 2000, XR5, and PVC. The information has been developed from industry-available data and offers compatibility based on exposure of one week or less.

The rating system is indicated as

A – Fluid has little or no effect at room temperature

B – Fluid has minor to moderate effect at room temperature

C – Fluid has severe effect at room temperature


Copolymer 2000  



Diesel FuelAAA
Ohio Crude OilAAA
Hydraulic Fluid-Petroleum
Conc. Ammonium HydroxideAAB
50% Acetic AcidCCC
50% Phosphoric AcidAAB
50% Hydrochloric AcidAAB
50% NitricCCB
50% Sulfuric AcidAAA
60% Sodium HydroxideAAA
Methyl AlcoholAAA
JP-4 Jet FuelAAC
Salt Water 180°FAAA
Phthalate PlasticizersBBC
Raw Linseed OilAAA

The above ratings were arrived at by visual and physical examination of the membrane samples after their removal from the test chemical. When considering Copolymer 2000, PVC and XR5 for specific applications, it is important to study the requirements such as permeability, service temperature, concentration, size to be contained, etc. Samples of XR-5, PVC, or Copolymer 2000 should be tested close to actual service conditions and also your distributor should be consulted. *IMPORTANT USER NOTICE FOR Copolymer 2000, XR5 and PVC CHEMICAL COMPATIBILITY GUIDE

This listing is offered only as a guide and utilizes information which, to the best of UltraTech’s knowledge, is accurate and reliable. Due to variables and conditions of application beyond the control of UltraTech, none of the data shown in this guide is to be construed as a guarantee, expressed or implied. UltraTech International, Inc. assumes no responsibility, obligation or liability in conjunction with the use or misuse of the information herei