Vinyl Tubing

Vinyl tubing is widely used for:

  • General-purpose chemical transfer and other applications not subject to regulatory requirements
  • Food and beverage processing
  • Pharmaceuticals and medical devices
  • Transfer of a broad range of chemicals, gases, and liquids

Performance characteristics:

  • Clear and flexible
  • Complies with FDA CFR 21 for food packaging
  • Resists aging
  • Resistant to a broad range of chemicals
  • Excellent wear resistance
  • Smooth inner wall; excellent flow characteristics
  • Easy to connect
  • Lightweight, tough, and abrasion resistant

Vinyl Tubing

Flexible, clear, lightweight, tough, and abrasion-resistant tubing for many applications

Vinyl (PVC) tubing is very popular because it is flexible, versatile, and economical. It offers outstanding clarity and is used in a wide range of applications and settings, from general laboratory use to food, beverage, medical device, and pharmaceutical manufacturing. It complies with FDA CFR 21 for food packaging, and certain grades meet other regulatory guidelines or criteria, including NSF-51 certification; REACH, ROHS, and Proposition 65 requirements; European directives; and more.

FLEX™ GP70 (clear) — flexible, general-purpose, clear tubing for a wide range of applications. It is lightweight, tough, and abrasion resistant. FLEX™ GP70 complies with FDA CFR 21 for food packaging and is available in a variety of sizes and operating pressures.

FLEX™ GP70 (black) — has the same benefits as FLEX™ GP70 but adds greater UV resistance and does not promote algae growth. Black GP70 tube is useful for outdoor applications, light-sensitive media, color coding of processing lines, and secondary containment of other lines.

ClearFLEX™ 60NP — is made from a flexible PVC compound that is bovine-free and formulated with a non-DEHP, non-phthalate plasticizer. It is softer than FLEX™ GP70 and ClearFLEX™ 70NP, and can operate at lower temperatures. ClearFLEX™ 60NP is useful for infant products, milk transfer, food and beverage processing, medical devices, breweries, wineries, and other applications where manufacturers and end users wish to avoid phthalates. Available in:

  • ClearFLEX™ 60NP Premium
  • ClearFLEX™ M60NP Premium (Metric), to eliminate leakiness typical of “close-to-size” English/metric connections
  • ClearFLEX™ V60NP Vacuum, for kink-proof tubing with the ability to withstand full vacuum at room temperature, plus an extra-heavy wall and excellent corrosion resistance

ClearFLEX™ 70NP Premium — has properties and application potential similar to ClearFLEX™ 60NP, but is a bit harder and stronger, and it has greater maximum working pressure.

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TUBING Outside Diameter:
0.125 in – 3.500 in
2 mm – 25 mm
Inside Diameter:
0.062 in – 3 in
1 mm – ​20 mm
0.031 in - 0.250 in
0.5 mm – ​2.5 mm
10 ft, 50 ft, 100 ft
18 – 80 psig

Length and diameter tolerances vary by size, by manufacturer, brand, and grade.

  ASTM TEST FLEX™ GP70 | GP70B ClearFlex™ 60NP ClearFlex™ 70NP
Hardness; Shore A (+/-5) D2240 70 60 70
Vacuum   Not recommended Not recommended Not recommended
Operating temperature range   -10° to 175°F -25° to 160°F -10° to 175°F
Maximum working pressure
(Testing size: 1/4" ID x 1/16" Wall)
  73°F / 46 psi
125°F / 23 psi
73°F / 30 psi
125°F / 15 psi​
73°F / 47 psi
125°F / 23 psi​
Color   Crystal clear | Black Crystal clear Crystal clear
Odor   Slight Slight Slight
Taste   None None None
Specific gravity; g/cm3 D792 1.21 1.18 1.19
Tensile strength; psi D638 2,400 1,825 2,425
Ultimate elongation; % D638 350 410 400
Flame resistance D568 Self-extinguishing Self-extinguishing Self-extinguishing
Minimum bend radius   5 X O.D. 4 X O.D. 5 X O.D.
Brittle point D746 - - -31°C

Values shown are typical and should not be used as a certification. All materials should be tested for suitability in their intended use.

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