Resin/Rubber Tubing Selection Chart

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Material Type
(Code)
Grade Minimum Inner
Diameter
Features Temperature
in use
Applications Natural color
(Available color)
Polyvinyl chloride
(PVC)
Soft 0.5mm ~ Pliable -20~80°C Optical fiber protection
Machine tools
Medical devices
Clear, Black (Others)
Hard 0.4mm ~ Most general purpose-resin -20~80°C
Flame resistant 0.5mm ~ Chemical resistant -20~105°C
Polyester Elastomer
(PETP)
0.2mm~ Greater heat-resistance
Durable
Flame resistant
-50~150°C Optic fiber protection and similar applications Opal,
(11 other colors)
Fluorocarbon resin PTFE 0.051mm~ Heat resistant
Chemical resistant
-65~288°C Medical, semiconductor, physics & chemistry lab equipment Opal
(Contact us for other colors.)
PFA 0.1mm~ Heat-resistant
Chemical resistant
Gas impermeable, high clarity
-65~260°C Medical, semiconductor, physics & chemistry lab equipment Translucent
(Green, Yellow, Blue, Red, etc)
FEP 0.3mm~ Heat & chemical resistant
Higher clarity than PFA
Gas impermeable
-65~200°C Medical, semiconductor, physics & chemistry lab equipment Translucent
(Green, Yellow, Blue, Red, etc)
ETFE 0.3mm~ Heat resistant
Chemical resistant
Gas impermeable
-100~150°C Medical, semiconductor, physics & chemistry lab equipment Translucent
PVDF 0.3mm~ Heat & chemical resistant
Highly gas impermeable
-65~150°C Medical devices
Physics & chemistry lab equipment
Translucent
THV200 0.5mm~ Most pliable fluorine type
Optimum fluid transfer and high clarity
-20~80°C Machine tools
Laboratory equipment
Medical devices
Clear (Black)
THV400 -20~110°C
THV500 -20~150°C
Polyurethane
(TPU)
Ester 0.5mm~ Pliable & resilient
Abrasion resistant
-40~88°C Machine tools
Laboratory equipment
Medical devices
Clear, Black
(Contact us for other colors)
Ether
Caproate
Polyamide
(PA)
6 PA 0.35mm~ Superior resistance to alkaline substances
Weak acid resistance
Weatherproof
Strong mechanical strength
Slippery surface but high in moisture absorption
-40~100°C Optical fiber protection
Machine tools
Medical devices
Opal (Contact us for other colors)
66 PA Opal (Contact us for other colors)
11 PA Opal (Contact us for other colors)
12 PA Opal (Contact us for other colors)
Polyethylene
(PE)
Low density
(LDPE)
0.3mm~ High chemical resistance
Slippery surface
-30~80°C Medical devices
Physics & chemistry lab equipment
Opal (Contact us for other colors)
High density
(HDPE)
-50~100°C
Polypropylene
(PP)
0.3mm~ High chemical resistance
Slippery surface
-5~110°C Medical devices
Physics & chemistry lab equipment
Opal (Contact us for other colors)
Polyetherether keytone
(PEEK)
0.03mm~ Radiation and heat resistant
Slippery surface
Does not protect against strong acids
-50~260°C Machine tools
Optical fiber protection
Medical devices
Grayish brown
Other materials with which we have experience: Polyether sulfone (PES), Polyamide-imide (PAI),
Polyphenylene sulfide (PPS)
Polycarbonate (PC), ABS, Acrylic (PMMA),
Polyacetal (POM), Polybutylene terephthalate (PBT), among others