Tygon<span class="sup">®</span> S3 Beverage Tubing #B-44-3

Tygon® S3 Beverage Tubing #B-44-3

The most widely specified clear, flexible tubing, Tygon S3 Beverage Tubing #B-44-3 is frequently chosen for its taste and odor free characteristics

Versatile, High-Performance Tubing

Tygon S3 Beverage Tubing #B-44-3 is specially formulated for transferring a wide variety of beverages including soft drinks, fruit juices, flavored teas and bottled water. In virtually all cases, Tygon® Beverage Tubing will not affect the taste or odor of product transferred through it, while its excellent non-wetting properties facilitate complete drainage and permit simple flush-cleaning. Many of the unique properties inherent to Tygon® S3 Beverage Tubing also apply to a wide variety of complex applications, ranging from fine cosmetic production to the dispensing of water-based printing inks found in the publishing industry. The versatility and proven performance of Tygon® S3 Beverage Tubing have made it today’s most widely specified clear, flexible plastic tubing.

Lightweight and Flexible

Light in weight and easy to handle, Tygon® S3 Beverage Tubing can be put into service quickly. It readily bends to accommodate abrupt corners and obstructions, requiring a minimum of couplings and fittings. Its flexibility can save up to one-third the footage and much of the labor required to install rigid stainless steel or plastic piping.

Clear as Glass

The glass-like clarity of Tygon® S3 Beverage Tubing allows the user to see product flow through it so visual monitoring of flow is easy. This is particularly helpful in controlling or adjusting flow during processing.

Meets FDA, NSF and 3-A Criteria

Non-toxic, taste-free and odor-free, Tygon® S3 Beverage Tubing meets applicable regulatory standards for contact with food products. Tygon® Beverage Tubing is NSF listed under Standard 51. This standard covers plastic materials and components for use in food and beverage processing and dispensing equipment. It also meets FDA CFR Part 175.300 and 3-A Plastics Standard Criteria for use in handling foods and beverages

44 Different Sizes Available

Tygon® S3 Beverage Tubing is available in sizes ranging from 1/16" I.D. to 3-1/2" O.D. – all through our nationwide network of general plastics distributors. Leave it to Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics to provide that kind of convenience for you to select the right tubing for your application. Click for complete size chart.


  • Clear as glass for easy visual monitoring of flow
  • Lightweight and flexible for easy, quick installation
  • Broad chemical resistance
  • Non-wetting properties allow easy cleaning and complete drainage
  • Meets FDA, 3-A and NSF criteria
Typical Applications
  • Chemical processing
  • Appliance
  • Food and beverage
  • Metal finishing
  • Photoprocessing
  • Printing and publishing
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Cosmetic
  • Garden and recreational equipment


Tygon® S3 B-44-3 Tubing Typical Physical Properties
PropertyASTM Method Value or Rating
Durometer Hardness - Shore A, 15 sec D2240-02 63
Color - Clear
Tensile Strength - psi (MPa) D412-98 2,300 (15.8)
Ultimate Elongation, % D412-98 410
Tear Resistance - lb-f/inch (kN/m) D1004-94 180 (32)
Specific Gravity D792-00 1.20
Water Absorption, % - 24 hours @ 23ºC D570-98 0.13
Compression Set Constant Deflection, % - @ 158ºF (70ºC) for 22 hours D395-01- Method B 65
Brittleness by Impact Temp - ºF (ºC) D746-98 -49 (-45)
Max Recommended Operating Temp - ºF (ºC) - 165 (74)
Dielectric Strength - v/mil (kV/mm) D149-97 518 (20.4)
Tensile Modulus, @ 200% Elongation, psi (MPa) D412-98 1,760 (12.1)
Tensile Set, % D412-98 81

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.