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Nylon Tube

Flexible, lightweight and durable over a wide temperature range, our nylon tube is the go-to tube choice for a number of purposes such as pneumatic control systems, fuel lines, and food and beverage production lines.

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What is Nylon Tube?

Nylon tubing is regarded highly for its exceptional stability, mechanical strength and resistance to chemical corrosion, nylon is considered to be one of the most versatile engineering materials. This is why we use nylon 6/12 polymer to manufacture this tube. Heat and light stabilised to precise tolerances, it creates a flexible, lightweight and durable tube that possesses improved flow capabilities. For use with higher temperatures and pressures, we can also manufacture semi-rigid nylon tube in all of the same sizes as our standard nylon tube.

Nylon Tube has the following benefits:

  • Flexible over a wide temperature range
  • Tough
  • Lightweight and durable.
  • Flexible for routing into tight spaces
  • Chemical, moisture and abrasion resistant.
  • Corrosion resistant
  • Low water resistance
  • Withstand repeated flexing
  • High resistance to vibration
  • REACH, RoHS and BSI ISO 9001 compliant.
  • Improved flow capabilities.
  • Semi-rigid option is available.
Further to this Nylon Tubing has several features. These include:

High temperature resistance

Our nylon tubing can still maintain integrity with occasional use of up to 120°C and 140°C. Making it suitable for many hi-heat applications.

Low temperature resistance

To complement its high temperature resistant, Nylon tubing can also be used in environments of -40°C – again making it suitable for many applications.

High pressure resistance

Our nylon tuning has great pressure resistance; however, we can manufacture this in flexible and semi rigid materials depending on your bespoke needs. Do please refer to our WP/BP charts.

High resistance to abrasion

As this tubing has a high abrasion resistance it makes it ideal for applications that need to carry liquids or gasses. This will help to prevent accidental damage to the tubing that will cause leakages or spillages.

Nylon 12 Polymer

Our nylon tubing is made up of Nylon 12 which is a polymer. This is important as Nylon 12 offers great characteristics such as good resistance to abrasion,heat and cold to name a few.

What sizes & colours can Nylon Tubes come in?

Our nylon tubing is available in a range of sizes.

Sizes

The standard coil length is 30 metres, although alternative coil lengths are available.

Colours

This tubing is available in:

  • Natural
  • Black
  • Red
  • Blue
  • Green
  • Yellow
  • Orange
  • Brown
  • Grey
  • Pink

Should you have any queries, get in touch with our sales team – they are always happy to see how we can help client requirements.

What is Nylon Tube used for?

Particularly popular within the pneumatics industry, our nylon tube is suitable for many additional purposes, such as pneumatic control systems, fuel lines, lubrication lines, food and beverage uses brewing and production lines.

The main industries this type of tubing is used in includes the brewing, beverage and pneumatics industries.

Pneumatics industry

Nylon tube is widely used in the pneumatics industry for piping pneumatic circuits. The close tolerance of the tube makes it ideal for use with push-in type and compression type fittings. The nylon tube is also used for air brake systems on vehicles.

Brewery food, and beverage applications

Nylon tube is widely used in the Brewery Dispense Industry for CO2 gas lines only.

Fuel & Lubrication lines

Due to nylon having a high corrosion resistance it makes it ideal for use in both fuel and lubrication lines.

Imperial

Part No.ODIDWorking PressureBurst PressureMin. Bend Radius
ANI/0621/8″.062″725 P.S.I2900 P.S.I5/16″
ANI/0751/8″.075″710 P.S.I2840 P.S.I5/16″
ANI/0965/32″.096″520 P.S.I2080 P.S.I5/16″
ANI/1173/16″.117″455 P.S.I1820 P.S.I3/18″
ANI/1373/16″.137″305 P.S.I1220 P.S.I1/2″
ANI/1501/4″.150″395 P.S.I1580 P.S.I3/18″
ANI/1701/4″.170″375 P.S.I1500 P.S.I1/2″
ANI/1901/4″.190″250 P.S.I1000 P.S.I1″
ANI/2125/16″.212″375 P.S.I1500 P.S.I7/8″
ANI/2425/16″.242″250 P.S.I1000 P.S.I1 1/4″
ANI/2503/8″.250″400 P.S.I1600 P.S.I1″
ANI/2653/8″.265″380 P.S.I1520 P.S.I1 1/4″
ANI/2953/8″.265″355 P.S.I1420 P.S.I1 1/2″
ANI/3751/2″.375″285 P.S.I1140 P.S.I1 1/2″
ANI/5005/8″.500″220 P.S.I880 P.S.I2 1/2″
ANI/5943/4″.594″225 P.S.I900 P.S.I4″
ANI/8131″.813″205 P.S.I820 P.S.I7/8″

Metric

Part No.ODIDWorking PressureBurst PressureMin. Bend Radius
ANM 4/254mm2.5mm415 P.S.I1600 P.S.I8mm
ANM 5/35mm3mm450 P.S.I1800 P.S.I10mm
ANM 5/335mm3.3mm425 P.S.I1700 P.S.I12mm
ANM 6/46mm4mm358 P.S.I1432 P.S.I13mm
ANM 8/558mm5.5mm332 P.S.I1328 P.S.I22mm
ANM 8/68mm6mm255 P.S.I1020 P.S.I32mm
ANM 10/710mm7mm317 P.S.I1268 P.S.I26mm
ANM 10/7510mm7.5mm261 P.S.I1044 P.S.I43mm
ANM 10/810mm8mm200 P.S.I800 P.S.I50mm
ANM 12/8512mm8.5mm277 P.S.I1108 P.S.I36mm
ANM 12/912mm9mm257 P.S.I1028 P.S.I45mm
ANM 12/9512mm9.5mm234 P.S.I936 P.S.I53mm
ANM 12/1012mm10mm164 P.S.I656 P.S.I60mm
ANM 16/1216mm12mm193 P.S.I772 P.S.I85mm
ANM 22/1722mm17mm230 P.S.I920 P.S.I140mm
ANM 25/2025mm20mm200 P.S.I800 P.S.I180mm

ID = Inside diameter
OD = Outer diameter

Technical details of our Nylon Tubing

The working pressures of these tubes and pipes are based on the short-term burst pressure calculated at 20°C using a 4:1 safety factor. Working and burst pressures of semi-rigid nylon is approximately 60% higher than for flexible nylon.

Maximum recommended continuous working temperature is 70°C, with occasional limited periods of up to 120°C. For elevated temperatures up to 110°C with intermittent use of temperatures up to 140°C, semi-rigid nylon should be used.

Any increases in temperature above 20°C will affect the short-term burst pressure quoted for this product. The minimum operating temperature is -40°C.

To find out more about Nylon 12 please see this Wikipedia page

Bespoke

Can’t find the right tube to meet your unique requirements?

We have decades of experience in creating custom nylon tube solutions for a wide range of industries, including the brewing industry. If you require a bespoke tube extrusion please contact us today.

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