Fisherbrand™ Transparent Terylene Mesh PVC Tubing
General purpose tubing for transfer of fluids, gases, and powdered foods
Smiths Medical™ Portex™ Fine Bore LDPE Tubing
Offering softness, a light weight and excellent chemical resistance in the laboratory. Smiths Medical™ Portex™ Fine Bore LDPE Tubing has a smooth bore for ease of cleaning.
Thermo Scientific™ Nalgene™ 180 Clear Plastic PVC Tubing
Perform a range of non-medical applications with Thermo Scientific™ Nalgene™ 180 Clear Plastic PVC Tubing, which resists hardening and discoloration.
Masterflex™ Tygon™ R-3603 Lab Tubing
Formulated for resistance to flex fatigue and abrasion and is less permeable than rubber tubing. Saint Gobain Performance Plastics™ Tygon™ R-3603 Lab Tubing handles virtually all inorganic chemicals found in the lab.
Thermo Scientific™ Nalgene™ 180 Clear Plastic PVC Vacuum Tubing
Make practical and efficient use of this Nalgene 180 vacuum tubing, thick-walled PVC which can withstand a full vacuum (29.9 in. (760mm) Hg) at room temperature.
Thermo Scientific™ Nalgene™ 180 Clear Plastic PVC Metric Tubing
Establish a leak-tight fit with metric fittings by using Nalgene 180 PVC Metric Tubing, manufactured from the highest-grade resins and special plasticizers.
Thermo Scientific™ Nalgene™ 489 Linear LDPE Tubing
Easily view fluid levels with translucent Thermo Scientific™ Nalgene™ 489 Linear LDPE Tubing, economically priced and suitable for industrial use.
Smiths Medical™ Portex™ Coloured PVC Tubing
Providing flexible, highly elastic but kink-resistant tubing for maximum versatility. Smiths Medical™ Portex™ Coloured PVC Tubing grips tightly to metal or glass to provide secure connections.
Masterflex™ Tygon E-3603 Tubing
Formulated for resistance to flex fatigue and abrasion and is less permeable than rubber tubing. Saint Gobain Performance Plastics™ Tygon E-3603 Tubing handles virtually all inorganic chemicals found in the lab.
Brand™ Silicone Tubing, 7mm
Durable silicone tubing well suited for a variety of pump and transfer applications.
Smiths Medical™ Portex™ PVC Tubing
Recommended for applications where lightweight, flexible tubing is required. Smiths Medical™ Portex™ PVC Tubing is provided translucent in color.
Bohlender™ BOLA™ PTFE Tubing
Use this tubing for transport of aggressive products such as acids, lyes, gases and solvents. Bohlender™ BOLA™ PTFE Tubing features high chemical resistance and withstands temperatures from -200 to +260°C. Ideal for liquid chromatography applications.
Thermo Scientific™ Sterilin™ Silicone Tubing
Perform medical, pharmaceutical and food applications with high quality, nontoxic Thermo Scientific™ Sterilin™ Silicone Tubing.
Thermo Scientific™ Nalgene™ 980 Braided Clear PVC Tubing
Easily bend this braided PVC tubing into place and allow tighter compression of crimp fittings for a secure fit. It is designed for high-pressure applications.
Saint-Gobain C-Flex™ Tubing, 374 Formulation
C-Flex™ tubing is manufactured from pharmaceutical-grade thermoplastic elastomer, is fully characterized, validated and tested to a variety of specifications. Extensive biological, chemical, physical properties and extractable testing is available to assist in the validation of C-Flex applications.
Saint-Gobain Tygon™ S3™ E-3603 Vacuum Tubing
Flexible, clear Tygon™ tubing suitable for vacuum applications. Saint-Gobain™ Tygon™ S3™ E-3603 Vacuum Tubing is eco-friendly and suitable for use with most inorganic chemicals.
Cytiva (Formerly GE Healthcare Life Sciences) Polyethylene (PE) Capillary Tubing
For use with chromatography applications
Adtech Polymer Engineering™ PTFE Microtubing
Providing flexibility and resilience for general laboratory work. Adtech Polymer Engineering™ PTFE Microtubing is excellent for high-temperature work and transfer of corrosive chemicals.
Brand™ PVC Tubing, 2mm
Good flexibility and chemical resistance make this tubing ideal for use with apparatus assemblies.
Saint-Gobain Tygon™ F-4040-A Tubing
Easily identifiable yellow, flexible tubing for transportation of petroleum, heating oils, kerosene and glycol based coolants. Tygon™ F4040-A Tubing resists swelling and brittleness. UV and Ozone resistant.
Brand™ Autoclavable PVC Tubing
Manufactured from particularly high grade PVC, to a first-class standard.
Saint-Gobain Tygon E-3603 Transparent Tubing
Formulated for resistance to flex fatigue and abrasion and is less permeable than rubber tubing. Saint Gobain Performance Plastics™ Tygon E-3603 Transparent Tubing handles virtually all inorganic chemicals found in the lab.
Saint-Gobain Tygon™ E-1000 Non-DEHP Laboratory Tubing
Provides minimal resistance to compression. Saint Gobain Performance Plastics™ Tygon™ E-1000 Non-DEHP Laboratory Tubing is ideal for accommodating the transfer of fluids in low-torque or battery-driven peristaltic pump applications.
Vici Valco Instruments™ PEEK Tubing
Color-coded PEEK tubing strong enough for continuous use at HPLC pressure without swelling or bursting. Vici Valco Instruments™ PEEK Tubing is not affected by halide salts, high-strength buffers, or other aggressive mobile phases that corrode stainless steel.
Formulated for resistance to flex fatigue and abrasion, plastic tubing is less permeable than rubber tubing. It is available in a variety of materials for general lab use or more specialised applications and in various lengths and inner/outer bore diameters to suit your needs.
What applications can I use plastic tubing for?
Some applications where flexible tubing is required are transfer lines for contamination fluid control, hydraulics, protective jacketing, vacuum pump and diaphragm pump feeds and discharge, refrigeration, water and fluid lines, food and beverage, instrumentation, research laboratories, agriculture, material handling, air and gas lines, chemical lines and pharmaceuticals.
The tubing flexibility depends on the type of plastic from which it is made. For example, PVC and PU are very flexible, whilst PE, FEP and silicone tubing are harder and less flexible, though all are more flexible than rubber or metal.
Types of plastic tubing
- PVC – lightweight and flexible, will retain its bore on bending and can be sterilized up to 121°C
- Silicone – ideal where a hard wearing material is needed, including transfer of liquids or higher temperature environments
- LDPE- good for general low pressure and temperature, instrumentation, corrosive atmosphere and food processing
- PTFE – offers excellent chemical and temperature resistance properties
- PE – flexible, lightweight, durable and corrosion resistant, used for a wide range of liquid, gas and fluid transfer applications
- FEP – a clear, small diameter tubing, the economical choice for chemical resistance and broad temperature exposure
- PEEK – high performance polymer, with mechanical and chemical resistance and highly resistant to thermal degradation