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™
GP70/70B
Ether-PUR
FLEX™ 84
Ester-PUR
FLEX™ 85
PolyFLEX™
50
Resin PVC PVC PVC PVC, Reinf. PVC PUR Ether PUR Ester LDPE
Regulatory
Conformance
ISO 10993
USP Class VI
USDA
NSF-51
Food Grade
ISO 10993
3A
USP Class VI
USDA
NSF-51
NSF-61
Food Grade
UL94 HB/V-1
ISO 10993
3A
USP Class VI
USDA
NSF-51
NSF-61
Food Grade
UL94 HB/V-1
Food Grade

USDA

UL94 HB/V-1
Food Grade

USDA
Food Grade

USDA
Food Grade

USDA
Durometer (Shore) 60 (A) 70 (A) 65 (A) 70 (A) 70 (A) 84 (A) 85 (A) 50 (D)
Specific Gravity 1.19 1.19 1.24 1.19 1.19 1.12 1.20 0.92
Operating
Temperature
Range (°F)
-25 to 160 -10 to 175 -15 to 165 -10 to 175 -10 to 175 -70 to 175 -70 to 175 -100 to 175
Tensile Strength, psi 2074 2425 2393 2425 2425 5500 5000 1700
Color Crystal
Clear
Crystal
Clear
Transparent
Yellow
Clear Crystal
Clear
Transparent Transparent Natural
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 (%) 410 400 420 400 400 500 500 600
Flame
Resistance
Self-Ext. Self-Ext. Self-Ext. Self-Ext. Self-Ext. Burns Burns Slow Burn
Abrasion
Resistance
Very
Good
Very
Good
Very
Good
Very
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