Fisherbrand™ Transparent Terylene Mesh PVC Tubing
General purpose tubing for transfer of fluids, gases, and powdered foods
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™ 489 Linear LDPE Tubing
View fluid levels easily with this translucent 489 linear LDPE tubing, economically priced and highly suitable for laboratory and industrial use.
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.
Thermo Scientific™ Sterilin™ Silicone Tubing
Perform medical, pharmaceutical and food applications with high quality, nontoxic Thermo Scientific™ Sterilin™ Silicone Tubing.
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.
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.
Thermo Scientific™ Nalgene™ 980 Braided Clear PVC Tubing
Bend this braided clear PVC tubing into place easily and allow tighter compression of crimp fittings for a secure fit. Designed for high-pressure applications, it is more flexible than most competitive reinforced PVC tubing.
Saint-Gobain Tygon™ LMT-55 Tubing with Two Stop Configuration
Formulated for resistance to flex fatigue and abrasion and is less permeable than rubber tubing. Saint Gobain Performance Plastics™ Tygon™ LMT-55 Tubing with Two Stop Configuration handles virtually all inorganic chemicals found in the lab.
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.
Saint-Gobain Tygon Fuel and Lubricant Tubing
Designed to handle most fuels and industrial lubricants, this tubing resists the swelling and hardening caused by hydrocarbon-based fluids. Saint Gobain Performance Plastics™ Tygon Fuel and Lubricant Tubing reduces the risk of failure due to cracking and leakage.
Masterflex™ Translucent PTFE Tubing
Chemically inert, nontoxic, and virtually nonporous tubing. Cole-Parmer™ Translucent PTFE Tubing is well-suited for demanding laboratory, chemical, electrical, mechanical, pharmaceutical, and automotive applications.
Cowie Technology™ PTFE Tubing
Cowie Technology™ PTFE Tubing is designed to be used with PTFE Bayonet Valves and Connectors.
Masterflex™ Tygon Microbore Tubing
Bends to sharp radius curves and easily works with fittings. Cole Masterflex™ Masterflex™ Tygon Microbore Tubing is ideal for pharmaceutical and general laboratory applications, especially with precision injection or dispensing applications.
Saint-Gobain Tygon S3™ E-3603 Flexible Tubings
Formulated for resistance to flex-fatigue and abrasion
Saint-Gobain Pharmed BPT Hoses
Use this tubing for peristaltic pumps and sensitive cell cultures. Saint Gobain Performance Plastics™ PharMed™ BPT Hoses are less permeable to gases and vapors than silicone tubing and are ideal for fermentation, separation, purification and process monitoring and control systems.
Formulated for resistance to flex fatigue and abrasion, plastic tubingis 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