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Silcon® Silicone Tubing

Silcon® Silicone Tubing



  • Odorless, tasteless, and inert
  • Able to resist extreme temperature variation: -100°F to 500°F (350°F maximum for NSF applications)
  • Meets FDA requirements per FDA 21 CFR 177.2600 for use with food contact surfaces
  • Listed by the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF-51) for food equipment materials[U]
  • Conforms to 3-A Sanitary Standards for Number 18-03 (Multiple Use Rubber and Rubber-Like Materials)
  • Free of BPA, latex, and phthalates; RoHS compliant
  • Reusable and will withstand repeated sterilization^
  • Translucent natural color for visual contact with the flow
  • Resilient, stretchable, and resistant to compression set
  • Good electrical and weatherability properties — resists U.V., ozone, gases, and moisture



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Physical Properties**

Hardness, Shore A ±5

Tensile Strength, psi

Elongation at Break, %

Brittle Temperature, °F

Tear Resistance, Die B, ppi

Modulus at 100%

Max. Operating Temperature, °F

Max. Operating Temperature for NSF, °F









**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 the application.


The most outstanding properties of SILCON are its flexibility and resistance to temperature extremes. These, plus its good electrical properties and ability to self-extinguish, make SILCON an excellent choice for appliances and thermal sleeving.


Peroxide-cured SILCON contains no sulfur or other acid-producing chemicals, thereby eliminating the possibility of staining, corroding, or deteriorating materials it contacts. It is extremely resistant to ozone and U.V. over long time periods.


Care is recommended in the selection of fittings and clamps for SILCON as sharp barbed fittings or unlined metal clamps could tear into the tubing wall and possibly cause a failure.


^SILCON may be low pressure steam sterilized in-line or autoclaved at up to 250°F in a normal autoclaving cycle. However, if exposed to repeated steam sterilization or long-term high temperature or pressure, silicone will eventually relax and become gummy. It should then be replaced.

Colors for industrial applications are available through minimum order — call for details.


SILCON is not recommended for implantable or in-body uses or for continuous steam applications.


Any information presented on this webpage or in related promotional materials is being presented solely for informational purposes and does not create any representation from NewAge to any buyer regarding a product’s fitness for a particular use or that a particular use of the product by a buyer (including incorporation into a medical device) would comply with all applicable laws and regulations. NewAge’s standard terms and conditions (found here) will be the sole and exclusive legal agreement between the parties with regards to any purchased products.


Part NumberID
Lengths (ft.)
Working PSI
(at 70°F)
2800084.063 (1/16).125 (1/8).031 (1/32)10010[T]Natural
2800161.063 (1/16).188 (3/16).063 (1/16)10020[T]Natural
2800315.094 (3/32).156 (5/32).031 (1/32)10010[T]Natural
2800392.094 (3/32).219 (7/32).063 (1/16)10015[T]Natural
2800469.125 (1/8).188 (3/16).031 (1/32)10010[T]Natural
2800546.125 (1/8).250 (1/4).063 (1/16)10020[T]Natural
2800623.125 (1/8).313 (5/16).094 (3/32)10025[T]Natural
2800700.125 (1/8).375 (3/8).125 (1/8)10028[T]Natural
2800854.156 (5/32).281 (9/32).063 (1/16)10020[T]Natural
2800931.156 (5/32).344 (11/32).094 (3/32)10020[T]Natural
2801008.188 (3/16).250 (1/4).031 (1/32)1005[T]Natural
2801085.188 (3/16).313 (5/16).063 (1/16)10020[T]Natural
2801162.188 (3/16).375 (3/8).094 (3/32)10020[T]Natural
2801239.188 (3/16).438 (7/16).125 (1/8)10015[T]Natural
2801393.250 (1/4).313 (5/16).031 (1/32)10010[T]Natural
2801470.250 (1/4).375 (3/8).063 (1/16)1005[T]Natural
2801547.250 (1/4).438 (7/16).094 (3/32)10020[T]Natural
2801624.250 (1/4).500 (1/2).125 (1/8)10015[T]Natural
2801778.313 (5/16).438 (7/16).063 (1/16)10010[T]Natural
2801855.313 (5/16).500 (1/2).094 (3/32)10010[T]Natural
2801932.375 (3/8).500 (1/2).063 (1/16)10010[T]Natural
2802009.375 (3/8).563 (9/16).094 (3/32)10010[T]Natural
2802086.375 (3/8).625 (5/8).125 (1/8)10010[T]Natural
2802163.375 (3/8).750 (3/4).188 (3/16)10015[T]Natural
2802240.438 (7/16).625 (5/8).094 (3/32)10010[T]Natural
2802317.500 (1/2).625 (5/8).063 (1/16)1005[T]Natural
2802394.500 (1/2).688 (11/16).094 (3/32)1005[T]Natural
2802471.500 (1/2).750 (3/4).125 (1/8)10010[T]Natural
2802548.500 (1/2).875 (7/8).188 (3/16)10010[T]Natural
2802625.625 (5/8).750 (3/4).063 (1/16)1005[T]Natural
2802702.625 (5/8).813 (13/16).094 (3/32)1005[T]Natural
2802779.625 (5/8).875 (7/8).125 (1/8)1005[T]Natural
2802856.625 (5/8)1.000.188 (3/16)10010[T]Natural
2803087.750 (3/4)1.000.125 (1/8)505[T]Natural
2803164.750 (3/4)1.125 (1-1/8).188 (3/16)5010[T]Natural

Add length suffix to part number when ordering. Example: 100 ft. of 1/16″ I.D. x 1/8″ O.D. tubing is part number 280 0084-100.
Working pressures are calculated from burst testing using a 3:1 safety factor. Application testing is recommended.
[U] If used in an NSF application, the maximum operating temperature is limited to 350°F.
[T] Performed on hydrostatic test equipment at ambient temperature; based on the ASTM D1599 method.
ID is the critical dimension for fittings application.

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