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[Saint-Gobain] A registered trademark for a series of flexible tubing designed for fluid transfer applications. Tygon products fall into three categories: process systems, biopharmaceutical (https://www.biopharm.saint-gobain.com/brand-category/tygon), and medical. [1] . The original Tygon® tubing, now called Tygon® Laboratory tubing, is made from polyvinyl chloride plasticized with di-2-ethylhexylphthalate (DEHP). Tygon® laboratory tubing is not recommended for use in conservation (Williams 1987). The various kinds of PVC tubings contain from 22-52% of the oily plasticizer. As the tubing ages, the plasticizer will migrate to the surface producing visible oily deposits that can easily transfer to any contacting material. Additionally, polyvinyl chloride will degrade with time slowly releasing hydrogen chloride gas. Other types of Tygon® tubing include:

  • Tygon® Inert tubing: PVC with FEP inner liner
  • Tygon® MPF series: PVC free flexible tubing

A comprehensive list of all available Tygon tubing products can be found on the Saint-Gobain website. (https://www.plastics.saint-gobain.com/brands/tygon?pid=44926)

Synonyms and Related Terms

Tygon tubing


Personal Risks

Saint-Gobain: [Safety Data Sheet]

Collection Risks

Links to Oddy Test results posted on AIC Wiki Materials Database Pages for individual materials below: Tygon Tube, S-50-HL Class VI tested in 2009 (https://www.conservation-wiki.com/wiki/Oddy_Test_Results:_Case_Construction_Materials) Chemical resistance properties of tubing: file:///Users/kaelanurmi/Downloads/Chemical%20Compatibility%20Chart.pdf

Forms and Sizes

Sold in 15m or 50 ft, depending on supplier. Inner and outer diameter depends on specific Tygon tubing product.

Resources and Citations

  • S. Williams, "Tygon Tubing: Use with Caution", IIC-CG Newsletter, Vol.XII(3), March 1987.

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