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Conformance Chart

Products ClearFLEX
60NP
ClearFLEX
70NP
FuelFLEX
65
BraidFLEX
70N
FLEX
GP70
Ether-PUR
FLEX 84
Ester-PUR
FLEX 85
PolyFLEX
50
Food Grade
USP VI  *
USDA
NSF-51  *
3A
REACH
RoHS
Prop 65
ISO 10993

* Actually tested to standards
For more information, call Finger Lakes Extrusion at Call (585) 905-0632.

*Rating based on industry accepted performance of listed materials

 

Tubing Comparison Chart

Considering more than one formulation? This quick-reference chart will help you determine the best FLEX Tubing formulation for your application.

Products ClearFLEX
60NP
ClearFLEX
70NP
FuelFLEX
65
BraidFLEX
70N
FLEX
GP70
Ether-PUR
FLEX 84
Ester-PUR
FLEX 85
PolyFLEX
50
Dura
PolyFLEX
52
Resin PVC PVC PVC PVC, Reinf. PVC PUR Ether PUR Ester LDPE LLDPE
Regulatory
Conformance
Food Grade
USP VI, USDA
Food Grade
USP VI, USDA
NSF-51
3A
ULHB, VI
- Food Grade
USDA, NSF-51
Food Grade
USDA
ULHB, VI
Food Grade
USDA
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) 52 (D)
Specific
Gravity
1.19 1.22 1.23 1.20 1.19 1.12 1.20 0.92 0.92
Operating
Temp. 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 -100 to 175
Tensile Strength
PSI
1825 2425 1900 2000 2405 5500 5000 1700 5100
Color Crystal Clear Crystal Clear Yellow Transparent Clear Crystal Clear Transparent Transparent Translucent Translucent
Odor Slight Slight Slight Slight Slight None Slight Slight Slight
Taste Imparted None None N/A None None N/A N/A None None
Tear Strength Good Good Good Very Good Good Excellent Excellent Very Good 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. 8 x O.D.
Elongation % 450 400 425 350 400 500 500 600 670
Flame Resistance Self-Ext. Self-Ext. Self-Ext. Self-Ext. Self-Ext. Burns Burns Slow Burn Slow Burn
Abrasion Resistance Very Good Very Good Very Good Good Very Good Excellent Excellent Good Good
Corrosion Resistance Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent

For more information, call Finger Lakes Extrusion at Call (585) 905-0632.

Tubing Conversion Chart

Products ClearFLEX
60NP
ClearFLEX
70NP
FuelFLEX
65
BraidFLEX
70N
FLEX
GP70
Ether-PUR
FLEX 84
Ester-PUR
FLEX 85
PolyFLEX
50
Dura
PolyFLEX
52
Nalge Nunc International Nalgene1 180 - - Nalgene1 980 - - Nalgene1 280 Nalgene1 489 -
Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Tygon2
E-3603
Tygon2
B-44-3
B-44-4X
Tygon2
F-4040-A
Tygon2
B-44-4X
I.B./ NT--80
Vincon2 - Tygo-thane2 - -
Thermoplastic Processes RNT603 Excelon Food,
Milk, Dairy
Excelon Fuel,
Lubricant
Tubing
Excelon
Braided
Excelon
RNT
- Excelthane3 Excelon
LDPE3
Excelon
LLDPE3
J. P. Stevens - - - - - Stevens4
ST-1880
Stevens4
SS-1485
- -
NewAge Industries - Clearflo5 Clearflo5 Fuel Nylo-brade5 - Superthane5 Superthane5 - Zelite5
Grayline - MD70-
GS-PVC6
- - - - - - -
Thermoplastic Biologic - ClearGreen7 - - - - - - LLDPE7
Kuriyama - Klearon68/737 - K3150 Series RF8 - Series 26008 - - 220 Series8

This chart compares the major functional properties of each product. However, minor variations may exist in the physical properties of a product or in the specific certifications claimed by the various manufacturers. Therefore please review the complete specifications for a product before selecting it for use in your application.

1
      Nalgene are registered trademarks of Nalge Nunc International

2
      Tygon, Vincon and Tygo-thane are registered trademarks of Saint-Gobain Performances Plastics

3
      Exceleon, Excelite, and RNT are registered trademarks of Thermoplastic Processes

4
      Stevens ST and SS are registered trademarks of J.P. Stevens

5
      Nylobrade, Clearflo, Zelite and Superthane are registered trademarks of NewAge

6
      MD70-GS-PVC is a registered trademark of Grayline

7
      ClearGreen is a registered trademark of Thermoplastic

*
    These items are now manufactured using a non-phthalate plasticizer. The corresponding FLEX Tubing items are not made with a non-phthalate plasticizer, but depending on the manner in with they are used, the FLEX

Tolerances

Products ClearFLEX
60NP
ClearFLEX
70NP
FuelFLEX
65
BraidFLEX
70N
FLEX
GP70
Ether-PUR
FLEX 84
Ester-PUR
FLEX 85
PolyFLEX
50
Dura
PolyFLEX
52
Inside Diameter, +/- inches
1/6 to under 1/8 0.003 0.003 0.005 - 0.007 0.005 0.005 0.007 0.007
1/8 to under 5/16 0.005 0.005 0.008 0.01 0.01 0.009 0.009 0.007 0.007
5/16 to under 1/2 0.008 0.008 0.01 0.012 0.015 0.012 0.012 0.007 0.007
1/2 to under 3/4 0.01 0.01 0.015 0.015 0.02 0.018 0.018 0.01 0.01
3/4 to under 1-1/8 0.015 0.015 0.02 0.015 0.03 0.025 0.025 0.015 0.015
1-1/8 to under 1-3/4 0.02 0.02 - 0.02 0.04 0.035 0.035 - -
1-3/4 to under 2-1/2 0.031 0.031 - 0.031 0.055 - - - -
2-1/2 to under 3 - - - - 0.065 - - - -
3 to under 4 - - - - 0.08 - - - -
Wall Thickness, +/- inches
1/32 to under 1/16 0.003 0.003 0.004 - 0.005 0.005 0.005 0.006 0.006
1/16 to under 1/8 0.003 0.003 0.005 - 0.006 0.006 0.006 0.008 0.008
1/8 to under 1/4 0.005 0.005 0.01 - 0.02 0.009 0.009 - -
1/4 to under 3/8 0.01 0.01 0.015 - 0.03 - - - -
3/8 to under 1/2 0.015 0.015 0.025 - 0.04 - - - -

English/Metric Conversion Chart

Inch to Metric Metric to Inch
Fraction Decimal Metric Metric Decimal
1/32 .031" .79 mm 1 mm .039"
1/16 .062" 1.59 mm 2 mm .079"
3/32 .094" 2.38 mm 3 mm .118"
1/8 .125" 3.18 mm 4 mm .157"
5/32 .156" 3.97 mm 5 mm .197"
3/16 .188" 4.76 mm 6 mm .236"
7/32 .219" 5.56 mm 7 mm .276"
1/4 .250" 6.35 mm 8 mm .315"
9/32 .281" 7.14 mm 9 mm .354"
5/16 .312" 7.94 mm 10 mm .394"
11/32 .344" 8.74 mm 11 mm .433"
3/8 .375" 9.53 mm 12 mm .472"
13/32 .406" 10.31 mm 13 mm .512"
7/16 .437" 11.11 mm 14 mm .551"
15/32 .469" 11.91 mm 15 mm .591"
1/2 .500" 12.70 mm 16 mm .630"
9/16 .562" 14.29 mm 17 mm .669"
5/8 .625" 15.88 mm 18 mm .709"
11/16 .688" 17.46 mm 19 mm .748"
3/4 .750" 19.05 mm 20 mm .787"
13/16 .812" 20.64 mm 21 mm .827"
7/8 .875" 22.23 mm 22 mm .866"
15/16 .937" 23.81 mm 23 mm .906"
1 1.000" 25.40 mm 24 mm .945"
25 mm .984"

For more information, call Finger Lakes Extrusion at Call (585) 905-0632.