TYGON Lab (R-3603) Tubing


  • Inexpensive tubing for general laboratory applications.
  • Nonaging, nonoxidizing.
  • Clear for easy flow monitoring.
  • Handles virtually all inorganic chemicals.
  • Low gas permeability.
  • Smooth bore.
  • Good for viscous fluids.
  • High dielectric constant.


  • Limited pumping life
  • Potential leaching of plasticizer.

Application Suitability:

Acids: Good
Alkalies: Good
Organic solvents: Not recommended
Pressure: Good
Vacuum: Good
Viscous fluids: Excellent
Sterile fluids: Poor

Physical Characteristics and Composition:

  • Thermoplastic.
  • PVC-based material with plasticizer.
  • Firm (stiff) material.
  • Transparent, clear.

Temperature Range:

-58 to 165°F (-50 to 74°C)

Meets Classifications:

  • FDA 21 CFR 175.300

Gas Permeability:

cc x mm
x 10-10
(cm2 x sec. x cm Hg

  CO2: 360
  H2: 97
  O2: 80
  N2: 40


  • Sterilize with ethylene oxide (ETO) or autoclave.
  • To autoclave: Coil loosely in nonlinting cloth or paper; autoclave at 250°F (121°C), 15 psi for 30 minutes (tubing will appear milky); air dry at max 150°F (66°C) for 2 to 2.5 hours until clear.