Masterflex® technical articles and white papers

Masterflex® has always aimed to remain on the bleeding edge of the scientific endeavor. In order to keep customers up to date, we have a number of technical articles and white papers on a variety of subjects, including biologics. These articles will guide you through some of the Masterflex® products we carry.


BioPharm Plus Platinum-Cured Silicone Tubing

Read our article titled BioPharm Plus Platinum-Cured Silicone Tubing from Masterflex.

BioPharm Silicone Tubing

Advantages, disadvantages, general characteristics and technical data on Biopharm Plus Silicone tubing.

C-FLEX (50 A) Tubing

Advantages, disadvantages, general characteristics and technical data on C-Flex tubing.

Chem-Durance Chemical pump tubing

Chem-durance tubing provides long tubing life coupled with excellent chemical compatibility

Current GMPs: Added Assurance of Quality for Masterlex Tubing

Tips and techniques for making accurate turbidity measurements.

FDA Compliant Viton Tubing

Read our article titled FDA Compliant Viton Tubing from Masterflex.

How to Splice Microbore Tubing

A review of hydrogen generators as a alternative to cylinders for laboratory applications.

Masterflex® B/T® Precision Pump Tubing

Technical data to help select the correct Masterflex tubing for your application.

Masterflex B/T® Tubing Life Technical Data

Presents technical data on the B/T tubing and sizes to help you make an informed decision.

Masterflex Flexible Tubing

Flexible tubing made to handle high pressure.

Masterflex I/P Tubing Life vs Speed Data for Norprene Tubing

Tubing life data of I/P 73 Silicone tubing in a standard pump head at various speeds and pressures.

Masterflex I/P Tubing Options

Achieve top performance from your Masterflex I/P pump heads when you use precision-extruded tubing.

Masterflex® L/S® Precision Tubing Life Data for Norprene/Pharmed and Tygon LFL

Comparison data of tubing life for norprene and tygon tubing in L/S sizes.

Masterflex L/S Tubing Options

Masterflex L/S series peristaltic pump tubing - sizes and formulations with specifications for choosing the best custom extruded tubing to fit your Masterflex L/S pump.

Masterflex Silicone Tubing

Presents technical data on the L/S tubing and sizes to help you make an informed decision.

NORPRENE® (A 60 G) Tubing

Advantages, disadvantages, general characteristics and technical data on Norprene A 60 G tubing.

NORPRENE® Food (A 60 F) Tubing

Advantages, disadvantages, general characteristics and technical data on Norprene tubing.

Peristaltic Pumps—Matching the Tubing to the Fluid

Tubing is an essential part of a peristaltic pump; however, end-users too often unknowingly select a tubing formulation that is unsuitable for their applications.


Advantages, disadvantages, general characteristics and technical data on Pharmed tubing.

Reduce Pulsation, Double Drive Output, and Improve Accuracy with Double-Y Tube Sets

Reduce Pulsation, Double Drive Output, and Improve Accuracy with Double-Y Tube Sets.

Silicone (peroxide-cured) Tubing

Advantages, disadvantages, general characteristics and technical data on peroxide-cured silicone tubing.

Silicone (platinum-cured) Tubing

Advantages, disadvantages, general characteristics and technical data on platinum-cured silicone tubing.

TYGON Food (B-44-4X) Tubing

Advantages, disadvantages, general characteristics and technical data on Tygon food B 44 4x tubing.

TYGON Fuel and Lubricant (F-4040-A) Tubing

Advantages, disadvantages, general characteristics and technical data on Tygon fuel and lubricant tubing.

TYGON Lab (R-3603) Tubing

Advantages, disadvantages, general characteristics and technical data on Tygon Lab tubing.


Advantages, disadvantages, general characteristics and technical data on Tygon LFL tubing.

Viton Tubing Specifications

Advantages, disadvantages, general characteristics and technical data on Viton tubing.

Why Switch to Phthalate-Free Tubing?

Advanced peristaltic pump tubing formulations to address concerns over the potential toxicity of high exposure to phthalates such as DEHP

Vulcanization of Siloxanes

For additional flexibility when selecting silicone tubing, we now offer two types of silicone tubing, platimum and peroxide vulcanized (cured).

Masterflex Tubing: Questions and Answers

Highlights Masterflex's high pressure peristaltic pump tubing


Masterflex Tubing Pump Systems FAQs

Answers to all your frequently asked questions regarding Masterflex peristaltic tubing pump systems.

Peristaltic Pump Technology Meets the Needs of Filling Applications

Masterflex peristaltic pumps incorporate several features that make them ideal for critical filling applications. Let’s review a few of those features as they apply to filling and dosing applications where cleanliness and accuracy are critical.

Peristaltic Pumps Answer the Challenge

Types and definitions of the liquid pumps that Masterflex offers.

Peristaltic Pumps Offer Economical Multichannel Pumping

It is sometimes important in research laboratories and production plants to move several fluid channels simultaneously.

Peristaltic Pumps are designed for many industries

One of the fastest-growing types of positive displacement pumps on the market is the peristaltic pump.

The Case for Peristaltic Pumps

Pumps can be challenging. Some do not handle particulates, some are difficult to use with high-viscosity materials, others have valves that stick and seals that fail. A good place to start: consider a peristaltic pump.

Liquid Pumps—Viscosity Handling Characteristics

Pumping viscous liquids can present some difficult problems. Learn more about the unique characteristics.

Masterflex Easy-Load pump heads meet the demands of fluid transfer in a fermentation process analyzer

Real-life customer comments about using Masterflex pumps for dispensing monoclonal antibody batches.

Masterflex Integrated Pump Systems: An Easier Solution

What if an integrated system, including all the parts, was custom-configured—and arrived completely assembled and ready to connect? This time-saving solution is the Masterflex® Integrated Pump Systems.

Masterflex Peristaltic Pumps Deliver Pure Precise Control Of Liquid Flows Within Process Tools

Masterflex peristaltic pumps are highly suited for the high purity and corrosive chemical environments of the semiconductor industry. For CMP, Masterflex pumps provide the linearity and repeatability required for optimal point-of-use slurry flow dispense.

Masterflex Pump Decreases the Risk of Heavy Metal Exposure

Scientists in the Remote Systems Group of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory transfer mercury with the help of the Masterflex I/P® Precision Pump System.

OEM Development Partner and Custom Pump Manufacturer

Masterflex is a true custom engineering solutions, OEM development partner and here is why...

Multichannel Peristaltic Pump OEM Considerations

Why peristaltic pumps are a popular pump choice over other options for many reasons.

Masterflex OEM: Questions and Answers

Get answers to help understand more about what OEM custom engineered pump solutions is.

Peristaltic Pumps Offer Custom Fluid Solutions

What make the Masterflex peristaltic pump system so versatile and customizable.

Peristaltic Tubing Pumps in Dispensing Applications

Accuracies in the range of ±0.5% and better are just one reason that make these pumps ideal for laboratory and process dispensing applications.

Pumping Abrasives

Masterflex® pumps are well suited for pumping abrasive slurries for several reasons. Learn more.

Pumping Flammable Liquids

When flammable and combustible liquids flow, they may create a buildup of static electricity. To reduce the hazard levels, follow these five general safety guidelines.

Pumping Viscous Fluids

Suggestions to increase the tubing life of your Masterflex pump when pumping abrasives.

Reducing Pulsation in Peristaltic Pumping Systems

Some applications for peristaltic pumps. Especially in the laboratory, are sensitive to pulsating fluid flow. A number of steps can be taken to reduce the pulsating effect.

Remote Peristaltic Pump Monitoring

How to keep pumps running remotely. Remote Peristaltic Pump Monitoring through the IoT Increases Productivity and Reduces Costs in R&D and Pilot Plant Operations

Revolutionary Diagnostic Therapeutics Call for Custom Pumps

To produce a therapeutic solution for musculoskeletal disorders, product developers turned to Masterflex’s OEM Services Group to create a custom pump for their APIC system.

Shear-Sensitive Pumping with Peristaltic Pumps

Description of factors that impact shear sensivity when pumping liquids and live cell circulation.

The Important Role of Pumps in Vaccine Development and Production

Each stage of the production cycle requires careful transfer of the batch fluid. Because of the nature of most vaccines – wherein they often contain either active or inactive pathogens – and because it is the presence of these disease-causing agents...

Tangential Flow Filtration: Easier, Faster, and More Efficient

With Tangential Flow Filtration, thicker particles do not build up or cake the filter, which increases the filter usability. TFF also operates continuously and processes large or small samples.

Using Masterflex® L/S® and I/P® Process Pumps in ISO Class 5 (Class 100) Cleanroom Applications

For successful cleanroom applications, it is essential that any equipment used inside the cleanroom be tested and cleared for use in those environments.

Advantages of the Masterflex® Gravimetric Filling System

The Masterflex Gravimetric Filling System is a new system that consists of a Masterflex peristaltic pump combined with an A&D Apollo series balance. The Gravimetric system aims to solve many problems and challenges.

How to Read a Pump Curve

Information on interpreting liquid pump curves and technical equations to predict pump behavior.

Cavity Style vs. Suction Shoe Style Pump Heads

Pump-head design comparison for gear pumps.

Gravity Feed Installation of your Centrifugal Pump

This illustration shows a typical setup for a gravity feed system.

New Tubing Formulations and the Latest Pump Head Technology Provide For Highly Reliable Peristaltic Pump Systems

Recent advances in tubing formulations has allowed Masterflex pumps to dispel myths about peristaltic pump performance.

Masterflex I/P Brushless Process Drive & Handling the Harsh Solutions in WasteWater Applications

Highlights the benefits of Masterflex peristaltic pumps in Research and Development applications.


Back Pressure in Flowmeters: Causes and Solutions

If you use a flowmeter to measure flow rate, you must consider the effect of back pressure.

The Latest Ultrasonic Flowmeter Technology

Ultrasonic flowmeters have grown in popularity in laboratory and process areas as a cost-effective, noninvasive alternative for measuring the velocity and flow rates of liquids and gases.

Flowmeter FAQs

Your Frequently Asked Questions about Flowmeters Answered.

High Viscosity Flow meters: Solution to a Sticky Problem

When a flow meter application involves the use of high viscosity liquid, the end-user must be very careful in choosing an appropriate meter.

Velocity-Profile Deviations Influence Flowmeter Performance

Selecting the right flowmeter for the liquid.

Rotameter—Variable Area Flowmeter Technical Information

The Variable-Area type flowmeter, or Rotameter, is one of the most economical and reliable of flow measurement instruments.


Regulatory Agencies and Approvals

Read our article titled Regulatory Agencies and Approvals from Masterflex.

Sterile, Sterilization and Sterility – the Language of Keeping Things Contamination-Free

When it comes to biopharmaceutical manufacturing, one thing that is of prime importance is maintaining a fluid pathway free of microorganism contamination. It’s common to hear terminology like sterile, sterilization and sterility. But what do these...

Sterilizing Fittings: The Critical Factors

A brief overview of different sterilization techniques commonly used for fittings with a guide to help make the correct fitting choice to suit your needs.

Formulas, Fundamentals, and More

Liquid Pumps Technical Equations and Information Tables

Technical Equations and Information Tables.

Fluid Fundamentals

The basics of fluids, density, and specific gravity.

Pump Types and Definitions

Descriptions of over 15 different pumping types and mechanisms.

Liquid Pump Installation Information

Relation of Pressure to Elevation

Basics of Centrifugation

Basics of Centrifugation Articles and White Papers Basics of Centrifugation August 06th, 2019 Tutorial to introduce basic concepts of centrifugation, including vocabulary, centrifuge and rotor types, and separation techniques.

The Big Time-Saver: Custom Single-Use Bioprocess Assemblies

From pharmaceuticals to food and beverage to aerospace to manufacturing, custom single-use assemblies are providing process solutions that work.

Pipe Thread Types and Designations

An overview of pipe threads, their development, and current types.

Standard Pipe Thread Fittings

Standard Pipe thread chart

The Importance of Wastewater Treatment

The Importance of Wastewater Treatment

Pumping Viscous Fluids Figures

Charts showing flow rate vs speed with different tubing, and viscosity.


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Case studies

A selection of the many Masterflex success stories. Learn why Masterflex is the solution many customers need.

Selection guides

Learn what features are important for your application and how to make the best choice.


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