C-Flex® TPE Tubing

C-Flex Biopharmaceutical Tubing

Saint-Gobain's C-Flex® is a unique, patented thermoplastic elastomer tubing specifically designed to meet the critical demands of the medical, pharmaceutical, research, biotech and diagnostics industries.

C-Flex® biopharmaceutical tubing has been used by many of the world’s leading biotech and pharmaceutical processing companies for over 20 years. Each coil of C-Flex tubing is extruded to precise ID, OD and wall dimensions . All C-Flex tubing is formulated to meet the standards of the biopharmaceutical industry and is QA tested before leaving our production facility.

C-Flex® Tubing Physical Properties

Formulation 374 072 082
Durometer, Shore A (5 SEC. ASTM D2240) 60 60 60
Appearance Clear Opaque Clear
Tensile Strength, psi (ASTM D412) 1190 1462 1190
Elongation, % (ASTM D412) 708 679 708
Tensile Modulus, @100%/300%, psi (ASTM D412) 230/380 240/360 230/380
Tensile Set, % at break 92 75 92
Tear Resistance, lb/in., Die C/Die B 175/130 180/135 175/130
Compression Set Constant Defl.,“B” (22 hrs. @ 70°C), % 57 60 57
Abrasion Resistance, mg. lost/1000 cycles 9.0 5.7 9.0
Specific Gravity (ASTM D792) 0.90 0.90 0.90
Water Absorption, % at 100% RH (ASTM D570) 0.2 0.2 0.2
Brittle Point, °F -88 -100 -88

C-Flex® Tube Features/Benefits

  • C-Flex® tubing complies with USP 24/NF19, Class VI
  • Manufactured under strict GMPs
  • Non-pyrogenic, non-cytotoxic, non-hemolytic
  • C-Flex® Tube is chemically resistant to concentrated acids and alkalis
  • Significantly less permeable than silicone tube
  • Low platelet adhesion and protein binding
  • Heat-sealable, bondable and formable
  • Remains flexible from -50°F to 275°F
  • C-Flex® tubing is sterilizable by radiation, ETO, autoclave or chemicals
  • Available in animal-free (ADCF), clear and opaque formulations
  • All C-Flex® tubing is lot traceable
  • Safer disposal through incineration

C-Flex® Tube Typical Applications

  • Cell culture media and fermentation
  • Diagnostic equipment
  • Pharmaceutical, vaccine and botanical product production
  • Pinch valves
  • Reagent dispensing
  • Sterile filling and dispensing systems

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