Flex™ Tubing Selection Guide

Quick reference guide to assist with tubing and hose selection for your applications

PVC (vinyl), LDPE, and PUR tubing & hose for food and beverage processing, pneumatic controls, and more

Our tubing and hose products are available in a variety of materials and sizes to meet virtually any fluid transfer need and regulatory compliance.

Choosing the proper tubing or hose requires consideration of temperature, pressure, abrasion, chemical exposure, and desired flow rate along with any necessary regulatory certifications and the flexibility or kink resistance needed.

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Selection Guide for FLEX™ Tubing Products
FLEX™ Tubing Products ClearFLEX™ 
60NP
ClearFLEX™
70NP
FuelFLEX™
65
BraidFLEX™
70N
FLEX™
GP70
Ether-PUR
FLEX™ 84
Ester-PUR
FLEX™ 85
PolyFLEX™
50
Resin PVC PVC PVC PVC, Reinf. PVC PUR Ether PUR Ester LDPE
Certifications Food Grade
USP VI
USDA
NSF-51
Food Grade
USP VI
USDA
NSF-51
3A
Food Grade

USDA
NSF-51
Food Grade

USDA
Food Grade Food Grade Food Grade

USDA
Durometer (Shore) 60 (A) 70 (A) 65 (A) 70 (A) 70 (A) 84 (A) 85 (A) 50 (D)
Specific Gravity 1.17 1.19 1.23 1.20 1.21 1.12 1.20 0.92
Operating
Temperature
Range (°F)
-25 to 160 -10 to 175 -15 to 165 -5 to 180 -10 to 175 -70 to 175 -70 to 175 -100 to 175
Tensile Strength, psi 1775 2425 1900 2000 2400 5500 5000 1700
Color Crystal
Clear
Crystal
Clear
Transparent
Yellow
Clear Crystal
Clear
Transparent Transparent Translucent
Odor Slight Slight Slight Slight Slight None Slight Slight
Taste
Imparted
None None N/A None None N/A N/A None
Tear
Strength
Good Good Good Very Good Good Excellent Excellent Very Good
Bend Radius* 4 x O.D. 5 x O.D. 4 x O.D. 6 x O.D. 5 x O.D. 6 x O.D. 6 x O.D. 8 x O.D.
Elongation (%) 450 400 425 350 350 500 500 600
Flame
Resistance
Self-Ext. Self-Ext. Self-Ext. Self-Ext. Self-Ext. Burns Burns Slow Burn
Abrasion
Resistance
Very
Good
Very
Good
Very
Good
Good Very Good Excellent Excellent Good
Corrosion
Resistance
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent

* This calculation is an approximation and Finger Lakes Extrusion recommends that you test under your own conditions