Nylon Tubing (NY-R & NY-F)

Semi-Rigid and Flexible Nylon Tubing

Nylon tube from SPS has very low moisture absorption and will not become brittle or swell when exposed to water. Aimed as a substitute for metal, our nylon tubing is light weight and has a high resistance to corrosion, crushing, cracking, abrasion, flexural fatigue, tube vibration and movement. This makes it an attractive design choice for many indsutries. Our NY-R and NY-F are now offered in the nylon-12 formulation for a lower cost with virtually the same physical properties and performance as nylon-11. Nylon’s elastic memory can withstand repeated flexing over a long period of time without fatigue or fracture.

Furthermore, NY-R and NY-F nylon tubing offer high impact resistance, even at subfreezing temperatures, and low moisture absorption. While nylon brittleness can occur through cycles of water absorption and depletion, NY-R and NY-F are not dependent on moisture for flexibility. Their life expectancy is greatly increased and brittleness is eliminated. RF-NY-R and RF-NY-F are also resistant to solvents, alkalies, oils, greases, petroleum products, fungus, and molds and have good resistance to diluted mineral and organic acids.

Standard availability comes in a variety of metric sizes and colours. Extremely tight tolerances are available. Our nylon tube is 100% incineration-approved by the Scientific Ecology Group (S.E.G.).

Common applications include compressed air lines, instrumentation, grease lines, fuel and oil transfer, dispensing equipment, automobiles, refrigeration & cooling systems, appliances, hydraulic lines, laboratories, chemical transfer, air conditioning systems, food & beverage (with FDA Grade), paint supply, housewares, manufacturing equipment, pneumatic controls, well pumps and more!

NY-R and NY-F Physical Properties*
  Semi Rigid Flexible
Hardness, Shore A ±5 72 63
Tensile Strength, psi 7790 7348
Elongation at Break, % 300 300
Brittle Temperature, °F <-90° <-90°
Max. Operating Temperature, °F 212° 212°

*Values listed are typical and are meant only as a guide to aid in design. Field testing should be performed to find the actual values for your application.

NY-R and NY-F Tolerances
OD (Inches) Tolerance (Inches)
1/8 - 5/32 +.001, -.003
3/16 - 5/8 +.001, -.004
3/4 +.001, -.005
1 +.001, -.006
OD (mm) Tolerance (mm)
4 +.0254, -.0762
5 - 12 +.0254, -.1000
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