Extruded Polyethylene

 

Polyethylene tubing ranges from flexible (LLDPE) to semi-rigid (HDPE). It is a very economical material which is good for tubing. It is available in FDA and industrial grades. It has good chemical resistance, and by adding UV stabilizers it has good outdoor properties. Available in natural (translucent white) and custom colors. For flexible water and air lines where barbed fittings are used, LLDPE is preferred because it has better resistance to environmental stress cracking.

Linear Low Density Polyethylene

Our LLDPE is far superior to any LLDPE, yet just as economical. With its superb stress-crack resistance, LLDPE is ideal for applications requiring low-temperature flexibility and durability. It is widely used in transporting air, water and chemicals. LLDPE is manufactured from raw materials meeting FDA requirements. Colors: Natural (milky white); black (for improved derability in direct sunlight and outdoor exposure); and a variety of other colors.

PE 1000 LLDPE
Sizes Approx. Working
I.D. O.D. Wall lbs. / C' psi @ 70° F
1/8 1/4 1/16 1.5 358
1/8 3/8 1/8 3.9 540
.170 .250 .040 1.1 205
3/16 5/16 1/16 2.0 268
1/4 3/8 1/16 2.5 214
1/4 1/2 1/8 5.9 360
5/16 7/16 1/16 3.0 178
5/16 1/2 3/32 4.8 249
3/8 1/2 1/16 3.5 153
3/8 5/8 1/8 7.9 270
1/2 5/8 1/16 4.4 119
1/2 3/4 1/8 9.9 216
.600 .750 .075 6.4 120
5/8 3/4 1/16 5.4 37
5/8 7/8 1/8 11.8 180
3/4 7/8 1/16 6.4 82
3/4 1 1/8 13.8 154
.814 1.000 .093 10.6 110
7/8 1/16 7.4 71 
1 1 1/8  1/16 8.4 63 
1 1 1/4  1/8 17.7 120 
1 1/8 1 3/8  1/8 19.7 108 
1 1/4 1 1/2  1/8 21.7 98 
1 3/8 1 5/8 1/8 23.6 90
1 1/2 1 3/4 1/8 25.6 83
1 3/4 2 1/8 29.6 72
2 2 1/4 1/8 33.5 63

High Density Polyethylene

This high density tubing is less flexible than LLDPE, but has better physical and chemical properties, and withstands sterilization by boiling. It is produced from raw materials which meet FDA requirements. Color: Semi-opaque white.

HDPE
Sizes Approx. Working
I.D. O.D. Wall lbs. / C' psi @ 70° F
1/8 1/4 1/16 1.5 456
.170 .250 .040 1.2 260
3/16 5/16 1/16 2.1 340
1/4 3/8 1/16 2.6 272
5/16 7/16 1/16 3.1 228
3/8 1/2 1/16 3.6 194
1/2 5/8 1/16 4.6 151
.600 .750 .075 6.7 152
5/8 3/4 1/16 5.7 123
3/4 7/8 1/16 6.7 105
3/4 1 1/8 14.4 195
.814 1.000 .093 11.0 140
7/8 1 1/16 7.7 90
1 1 1/4 1/8 18.5 152
1 1/4 1 1/2 1/8 22.6 124
1 1/2 1 3/4 1/8 26.7 105
1 3/4 2 1/8 30.8 91
2 2 1/4 1/8 34.9 80