Tygon<span class="sup">®</span> Medical and Surgical Tubing S-50-HL

Tygon® Medical and Surgical Tubing S-50-HL

Tygon's unparalleled reputation for consistent performance is the result of controlling each formulation ingredient.


Since the first open-heart surgery in the 1960s, doctors, surgeons and other healthcare professionals have come to recognize Tygon as the definitive tubing to use with blood in peristaltic pump applications. Today, Tygon S-50-HL continues to be the tubing of choice for bypass procedures as well as for use in numerous clinical, biological and pharmaceutical applications.

Originally developed for use in cardiac surgery, TYGON® Medical/Surgical Tubing's consistent quality provides dependable performance in medical device applications.

With the increasingly complex nature of medical devices used in applications such as chemotherapy, dialysis and minimally invasive surgery, highly specialized modifications of Tygon healthcare tubings have been developed to meet specific demands. While these new challenges have broadened the Tygon family of products, one thing has never changed: the high quality and consistent performance of Tygon tubing.

Readily Bonded to Simplify Attachment

A major factor when selecting a tubing material is the type of component parts to be bonded to the tubing. Effective bonding of Tygon S-50-HL is easily accomplished using a variety of methods including heat, electronic (RF)/ultrasonic, solvent and adhesive. Factors to be considered in selecting the components include security of the bond required, effect on the integrity of the materials to be joined and presence of residues or extractables that may affect biocompatibility. When bonding procedures are not used, mechanical clamps are recommended to provide secure attachment.

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  • Ideal for contact with blood
  • Crystal clear for easy visualization of fluid flow
  • Flexible and resilient with established
    performance in peristaltic pump applications
  • Non-wetting surface permits complete
  • Documented Biocompatibility to the
    ISO 10993 standard
  • Meets USP Class VI criteria
Typical Applications
  • Minimally Invasive Devices
  • Medical Laboratories
  • Blood  and I.V. Solutions
  • Dialysis Equipment
  • Wound Drainage
  • Inhalation Equipment
  • Chemotherapy Drug Delivery
  • Pharmaceutical Handling
Tygon® S-50-HL Tubing Typical Physical Properties
PropertyASTM Method Value or Rating
Durometer Hardness - Shore A, 15 sec D2240-91 66
Color - Clear
Tensile Strength - psi (MPa) D412-92 2,000 (13.8)
Ultimate Elongation, % D412-92 350
Tear Resistance - lb-f/inch (kN/m) D624-91 - Die B 165 (28.9)
Specific Gravity D792-91 1.20
Water Absorption, % - 24 hours @ 23ºC D570-81 0.14
Compression Set Constant Deflection, % - @ 158ºF (70ºC) for 22 hours D395-89 - Method B 53
Brittleness by Impact Temp - ºF (ºC) D746-79 -55 (-48)
Max Recommended Operating Temp - ºF (ºC) - -165 (74)
Dielectric Strength - v/mil (kV/mm) D149-93 620 (24.4)
Tensile Modulus, @ 200% Elongation, psi (MPa) D412-92 1,100 (7.6)

Unless otherwise noted, all tests were conducted at room temperature (73ºF). Values shown were determined on 0.075" thick extruded strip or 0.075" thick molded ASTM plaques or molded ASTM durometer buttons.