The unique material structure of the nylon plastic tubing allows it to maintain exceptional chemical, abrasion, impact, and moisture resistance and dimensional stability. Nylon works at increased pressures and resists stress-cracking, with higher chemical and heat resistance than polyurethane tubing. Super Soft Nylon 11 tubes are ideal for applications where media and environmental conditions make polyurethane impractical.

Freelin-Wade nylon tubing resists stress-cracking thanks to UV stabilization, which means it can be used in outdoor applications and in direct sunlight. The lightweight tubing wall makes it easier to work with and provides a durable yet lighter solution for sensitive applications. With a smaller bend radius than other types of tubing, our nylon tubes have better flexibility and can fit into complex designs.

  • Temperature Resistant from -60 degrees Fahrenheit to +200 degrees
  • Chemical Resistant to solvents, alkalis, oils, grease, petroleum, and fungal growth.
  • Corrosion Resistant

In addition to our large variety of standard nylon plastic tubing options, Freelin-Wade also produces custom high-pressure nylon tubing tailored to your unique specifications. Sizes, cut-to-length, coiling, colors, custom printing with any lettering or numbering you need, twin-bonded tubing, cut-to-length and other options are available to give you the perfect high-pressure nylon tubing for your application.

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Standard Nylon Tubing

Freelin Wade Standard Nylon Tubing
Nylon tubing is a unique kind of tubing made from polyamide resin. This material is known for its outstanding chemical, abrasion, impact, and moisture resistance and dimensional stability. Nylon tubing is used in industries ranging from pneumatics, food processing to auto manufacturing and robotics.

Though nylon 6 is the most common commercial grade nylon, Freelin-Wade’s nylon resins allow for a lighter-weight wall, greater flexibility, and a smaller bend radius. It also offers higher corrosion resistance than other types of nylon tubing, thanks to its resistance to moisture absorption.

The molecular structure of nylon makes it far more heat resistant than other types of plastic, such as polycarbonate. The melting point of nylon is 374°F (190°C), far higher than many other resins. In addition to its heat resistant properties, the material’s crystalline structure also gives it high wear and chemical resistance.

Pneumatic Nylon Tubing Specifications

  • Temperature range: -60° to 200°F (-51° to 93°C)
  • Vacuum rating: to 28” Hg
  • Diameter tolerance: ± 0.005” or better (varies by size)
  • Hardness: 78 Rockwell R
  • Tube markings: FW specifications
  • Working pressure: 4:1 safety factor
  • UV stabilized
  • Resin compliance: meets UL94HB testing requirements
  • Suggested fittings: push-in, compression

D.O.T. Nylon Tubing

Freelin Wade D.O.T. Nylon Tubing
Nylon D.O.T. tubing is made from nylon 11 resin, a unique material derived from castor beans, and is primarily used as break line tubing. Also known as polyamide 11, nylon 11 exhibits outstanding abrasion, chemical, impact, moisture, and thermal resistance, and excellent dimensional stability. It is ideal for use with instrumentation and pneumatic accessories that are connected to the air brake system. D.O.T tubing is required to meet SAE J844 specifications, and comes in two varieties: Type A and Type B.

Type A D.O.T. tubing is 5/16” OD or less. It is rugged enough for critical vehicle systems but is flexible enough to fit in tight spaces. Type B is for sizes above 5/16” and requires a braid inside the tubing.

Pneumatic Nylon 11 D.O.T. Tubing Specifications

  • Type “A” D.O.T. tubing
  • Meets SAE J844 specifications
  • Temperature range: -60° to 200°F (-51° to 93°C)
  • Vacuum rating: to 28” Hg
  • Diameter tolerances: ±0.004” or better (varies by size)
  • Hardness: 78 Rockwell R
  • Tube markings: D.O.T. specs
  • Working pressure: 4:1 safety factor
  • UV stabilized
  • Resin compliance: meets UL94HB testing requirements
  • Suggested fittings: push-in, compression

High Pressure Nylon Tubing

Freelin Wade High Pressure Nylon Tubing
High-Pressure Nylon tubing is for working pressures up to 800 psi. It is also a high temperature tubing, made for temperatures up to 200°F (93°C). The material is ideal for chemical and oil processing lines, tool lubricating systems, pneumatics and other applications that require high quality tubing with much higher burst ratings than typical nylon tube can provide.

High Pressure Nylon Tube Specifications

  • Temperature range: -60° to 200°F (-51° to 93°C)
  • Vacuum rating: to 28” Hg
  • Diameter tolerances: ±0.005” or better (varies by size)
  • Hardness: 108 Rockwell R
  • Tube markings: FW specs
  • Working pressure: 4:1 safety factor
  • UV stabilized
  • Resin compliance: meets UL94HB testing requirements
  • Suggested fittings: push-in, compression

Super Soft Nylon Tubing

Freelin Wade Super Soft Nylon Tubing
Flexible nylon tubing is extruded from nylon 11 resin with a special compound added that significantly increases flexibility while still retaining the beneficial properties of Nylon 11. Nylon 11 resin, also known as polyamide 11, is a unique material produced from castor beans that exhibits outstanding impact, moisture, chemical, abrasion, and thermal resistance, along with excellent dimensional stability.

Super Soft as a Substitute for Polyurethane

Recent industry-wide polyurethane shortages have placed restrictions on the availability of polyurethane tubing. While Freelin-Wade continues to produce their highly versatile polyurethane tubing products in a range of sizes, configurations and colors, stocking levels are low. Super Soft Nylon 11 is more flexible than standard nylon tubing and may offer a suitable alternative to polyurethane tubing.

Super Soft Nylon 11 Tubing Features

  • Extremely flexible
  • Strong
  • Lightweight
  • Corrosion resistant
  • Chemical resistant
  • Heat and light (UV) stabilized to prevent stress-cracking
  • Dimensionally stable
  • Low-level water absorption

Flexible Pneumatic Nylon Tubing Specifications

  • Temperature range: -40° to 180°F (-40° to 82°C)
  • Vacuum rating: to 28” Hg
  • Diameter tolerances: ±0.004”
  • Hardness: 57 Shore D
  • Tube markings: FW specs
  • Working pressure: 4:1 safety factor
  • UV stabilized
  • Heat stabilized
  • Resin compliance: meets UL94HB testing requirements
  • Suggested fittings: push-in, compression

Nylon Coiled Tubing

Freelin Wade Nylon Coiled Tubing
Nylon coiled tubing is a tough and abrasion resistant tubing that allows operators the freedom of movement because of its extremely flexibility and excellent dimensional stability. Nylon coil tubes also help unclutter work areas.

Coiled pneumatic nylon tubing is commonly used in fuel and lube applications, as well as instrumentation and secondary air systems. They are ideal for production lines, both industrial and automotive, that require long lengths, oneumatics and minimum wastage.

Freelin-Wade manufactures flexable nylon tubes that are fitted with durable brass male swivel compression fittings and spring guards that are preassembled on each hose end. A range of OD/ID combinations and working lengths are available to meet your needs.

Pneumatic Nylon Tube Coil Specifications

  • Temperature range: -60° to 180°F (-51° to 82°C)
  • Vacuum rating: to 28” Hg
  • Diameter tolerances: ±0.004”
  • Working pressure: 4:1 safety factor
  • Tube markings: FW specifications
  • Resin compliance: meets UL94HB testing requirements

Coiled Nylon Tubing Features

  • Economical
  • Lightweight
  • Self-retracting
  • Oil, grease, and corrosion resistant
  • Pre-sealed threads on swivel fittings

Nylon Mini Coils

Freelin Wade Nylon Mini Coils
Nylon tubing mini coils are tough and abrasion resistant, and the coiled material provides extreme flexibility. Miniature coiled tubing is easy to handle and ideal for use anywhere high pressure is required in limited space, such as small pneumatic tools and robotic applications.

Nylon coiled tubing also offers excellent return and coil memory, and mini nylon tube coils are rated for working pressures as high as 298 psi. Unlike the full-size nylon tubing, nylon mini coils are not equipped with fittings.

All of Freelin-Wade’s mini coiled tubing features two inch (2”) integral pigtails on each end. Despite not having fittings, the pigtails allow for easy connection to standard compression fittings, as well as instant push to connect fittings.

Miniature Coiled Nylon Tubing Specifications

  • Temperature range: -60° to 180°F (-51° to 82°C)
  • Vacuum rating: to 28” Hg
  • Diameter tolerances: ±0.004”
  • Tube markings: FW specifications
  • Standard tail lengths: 2” on each end

Pneumatic Nylon Coiled Tubing Features

  • Economical
  • Lightweight
  • Self-retracting
  • Oil, grease, and corrosion resistant

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