Ozone Material Compatibility

Medical Ozone Considerations

Ozone Material Compatibility

This ozone compatibility chart shows how ozone relates to other materials when exposed to them, please remember that this chart is only meant to be for reference and as such is a general guide. 

Material Rating (Source: Cole Parmer)
[Ozone Concentrations not specified]
ABS plastic B – Good
Acetal (Delrin®) C – Fair
Aluminum B – Good
Brass B – Good
Bronze B – Good
Buna-N (Nitrile) D – Severe Effect
Butyl A – Excellent
Cast iron C – Fair
Chemraz A – Excellent
Copper B – Good
CPVC A – Excellent
Durachlor-51 A – Excellent
Durlon 9000 A – Excellent
EPDM A – Excellent up to 100-deg F
EPR A – Excellent
Epoxy N/A
Ethylene-Propylene A – Excellent
Flexelene A-Excellent
Fluorosilicone A – Excellent
Galvanized Steel In Water (C – Fair), In Air (A – Excellent)
Glass A – Excellent
Hastelloy-C® A – Excellent
HDPE A- Excellent
Hypalon® C – Fair
Hytrel® C – Fair
Inconel A – Excellent
Kalrez A – Excellent up to 100-deg F
Kel-F® (PCTFE) A – Excellent
LDPE B – Good
Magnesium D – Poor
Monel C – Fair
Natural rubber D – Severe Effect
Neoprene C – Fair
Nylon D – Severe Effect
PEEK A – Excellent
Polyacrylate B – Good
Polyamide (PA) C-D (Not recommended)
Polycarbonate A – Excellent
Polyethylene In Water (B-Good), In Air (C-Fair)
Polypropylene C – Fair
Polysulfide B – Good
Polyurethane, Millable A – Excellent
PPS (Ryton®) N/A
PTFE (Teflon®) A – Excellent
PVC B – Good
PVDF (Kynar®) A – Excellent
Santoprene A – Excellent
Silicone A – Excellent
Stainless steel – 304 B – Good/Excellent
Stainless steel – 316 A – Excellent
Steel (Mild, HSLA) D – Poor
Teflon A – Excellent
Titanium A – Excellent
Tygon® B – Good
Vamac A – Excellent
Viton® A – Excellent
Zinc D – Poor


Note: Materials listed were tested at ozone levels exceeding 1,000 PPM.

Ratings — Effect

  1. Excellent. — No effect at all
  2. Good — Minor Effect, slight corrosion or discoloration.
  3. Fair — Moderate Effect, not recommended for continuous use. Softening, loss of strength, swelling may occur.
  4. Sever Effect — Not recommended for ANY use.

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