Black Nylon (BN)

  • Temperature Range: -50 °F to 275 °F (135 °C)
  • Pressure: 150 psi @ 70 °F
  • Made from 6/6 nylon - exhibits strength, moderate stiffness, high service temperature, high impact resistance and tensile strength.
  • Resistant to fuels, lubricants and many chemicals, but vulnerable to attack by phenols, strong acids and oxidizing agents.
  • Used in fuel line, vacuum systems and general purpose applications: automotive industry approvals.



Glass Fiber Black Nylon (GFBN)

  • Temperature Range: -50 °F to 275 °F (135 °C)
  • Pressure: 150 psi @ 70 °F
  • Heat Deflection Temperature – ASTM D64: 475 °F (246 °C) @ 264 psi
  • Enhanced impact resistance results from inclusion of uniformly dispersed glass fibers that add strength to the resin.
  • Resistant to fuels, lubricants and many chemicals, but vulnerable to attack by phenols, strong acids and oxidizing agents.
  • Used in fuel line, vacuum systems and general purpose applications: automotive industry approvals.



Natural Nylon (NN)

  • Temperature Range: -40 °F to 210 °F (99 °C)
  • Pressure: 150 psi @ 70 °F
  • Exhibits strength, moderate stiffness, high impact resistance and tensile strength.
  • Resistant to fuels, lubricants and many chemicals, but vulnerable to attack by phenols, strong acids and oxidizing agents.
  • Food-grade: FDA, USDA, NSF and 3A-DAIRY compliant.



Medical Nylon (MN)

  • Temperature Range: -40 °F to 210 °F (99 °C)
  • Pressure: 150 psi @ 70 °F
  • Exhibits strength, moderate stiffness, high impact resistance and tensile strength.
  • Resistant to fuels, lubricants and many chemicals, but vulnerable to attack by phenols, strong acids and oxidizing agents.
  • Made from the same resin as Natural Nylon, with an FDA-compliant white colorant added.
  • Considered to be food-grade nylon (same as Natural Nylon).



White Nylon (WN)

  • Temperature Range: -50 °F to 275 °F (135 °C)
  • Pressure: 125 psi @ 70 °F
  • Made from 6/6 nylon - exhibits good tensile strength, moderate stiffness, high impact resistance and tensile strength.
  • Resistant to fuels, lubricants and many chemicals, but vulnerable to attack by phenols, strong acids and oxidizing agents.
  • Used in fuel line, vacuum systems and general purpose applications: automotive industry approvals.
  • Contains recycled runner material produced during virgin material (Natural Nylon) production runs.



White Polypropylene (WP)

  • Temperature Range: -9 °F to 150 °F (66 °C)
  • Pressure: 125 psi @ 70 °F
  • Contain recycled runner material produced during virgin material (Natural Polypropylene) production runs.
  • Radiation stable and is resistant to solvents, chemicals, water and other inorganic environments.
  • Resists most strong mineral acids and bases; however, it is subject to attack by oxidizing agents.



Natural Polypropylene (PP)

  • Temperature Range: -9 °F to 150 °F (66 °C)
  • Pressure: 125 psi @ 70 °F
  • Meets FDA requirements 21 CFR 177.1520(a)(3)(i) and (c)3.1a.
  • Radiation stable and is resistant to solvents, chemicals, water and other inorganic environments.
  • Resists most strong mineral acids and bases; however, it is subject to attack by oxidizing agents.
  • Animal Derivative Free
  • USP Class VI material



Natural Kynar® (NK) or (K)

  • Temperature Range: -80 °F to 226 °F (107 °C)
  • Pressure: 260 psi @ 70 °F*
  • NK material can be autoclaved to 285 °F (140 °C)
  • Chemically resistant to: most acids, salts, weak bases, halogenated solvents, alcohols, nuclear and UV radiation, oxidants, ozone and deionized water.
  • Excellent rating for Ozone applications.
  • Animal Derivative Free
  • Meets USP Class VI requirements

*Applies to molded one-piece fittings.



Gray Kynar® (PVDF)

  • Temperature Range: -80 °F to 226 °F (107 °C)
  • Pressure: 260 psi @ 70 °F*
  • PVDF material can be autoclaved to 285 °F (140 °C)
  • Chemically resistant to: most acids, salts, weak bases, halogenated solvents, alcohols, nuclear and UV radiation, oxidants, ozone and deionized water.
  • Excellent rating for Ozone applications.
  • PVDF fittings contain recycled runner material produced during virgin material, Natural Kynar® production runs

*Applies to molded one-piece fittings.



Viton® (V)

  • Temperature Range: -20 °F to 400 °F (205 °C)
  • Diaphragm Max Pressure: 2000 psi
  • Viton® material can be autoclaved.
  • Chemically resistant to: Hydrocarbons, Many Aggressive Chemicals, Diluted Acids, Weak Alkalis, Mineral Oils, Aliphatic and Aromatic Hydrocarbons, Chlorinated, UV, and Ozone.
  • Excellent rating for Ozone applications.
  • Poor resistance to Ketones and Acetone.
  • Commonly used in applications involving Hot Water, Acid, Alkali, Oils, Hydrocarbon, Salts Solutions.



High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)

  • Temperature Range: -148 °F (-100 °C) to 248 °F (120 °C)
  • Excellent resistance (no attack) to dilute and concentrated Acids, Alcohols and Bases.
  • Good resistance (minor attack) to Aldehydes, Esters, Aliphatic and Aromatic Hydrocarbons, Ketones and Mineral and Vegetable Oils.
  • Limited resistance (moderate attack and suitable for short term use only) to Halogenated Hydrocarbons and Oxidizing Agents.
  • Poor resistance to UV.
  • Complies with FDA 21 CFR 177.1520 when used unmodified for the manufacture of food contact articles.
  • It has excellent resistance to chemicals, but exhibits lower thermal resistance than other materials.
  • It is a softer material than nylon or polypropylene and much softer than Kynar®.



Polycarbonate (PC)

  • Temperature Range: -211 °F (-135 °C) to 250 °F (121 °C)
  • Autoclavable
  • UV Resistance: Good
  • Excellent resistance (no attack) to dilute acids and mineral oils.
  • Good resistance (minor attack) to Alcohols and vegetable oils.
  • Limited resistance (moderate attack and suitable for short term use only) to Aldehydes.
  • Poor resistance (not recommended for use) with Concentrated Acids, Bases, Esters, Aliphatic Hydrocarbons, Aromatic Hydrocarbons, Halogenated Hydrocarbons, Ketones and Oxidizing Agents.



Silicone (S) (RSW)

  • Temperature Range: -65 °F (-53 °C) to 400 °F (204 °C)
  • Autoclavable
  • Food Grade
  • Excellent weathering properties and handles both hot and cold temperature extremes
  • Chemically resists oxidizing chemicals, ozone, concentrated sodium hydroxide, potassium carbonate.
  • Fair performance when exposed to acids, some solvents, and alkalis; potassium hydroxide.
  • Poor resistance to Oils, most Solvents, Fuels, Ketones, Acetone, and Hydrocarbons.
  • Odorless and Tasteless.
  • Commonly used in applications involving vacuum routing, agriculture, biomedical, and food processing.



Nitrile Rubber (Buna-N) (NBR) (NBRW)

  • Temperature Range: -40 °F (-40 °C) to 257 °F (125 °C)
  • Excellent resistance to petroleum-based oils and fuels, silicone greases, hydraulic fluids, water and alcohols.
  • Commonly used in applications involving automotive fuels and lubricants, and oil resistant applications of all types.
  • Low compression set, high tensile strength, and high abrasion resistance

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