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Material Specification

COUPLERS, BALL VALVES, STRAINERS,
ADAPTERS AND FITTINGS

Nylon / Nyglass

  • Good all around/all purpose material, strong.
  • Good chemical resistance and excellent mechanical properties.
  • Stronger than polypropylene.
  • Resists cross threading and most hydrocarbons, solvents, agricultural chemicals and mild acids.
  • Temperature range -30°F to 200°F.

Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF)

  • Use where ultra high purity is required.
  • NSF compliant.
  • Resists most corrosive chemicals, acids, bases, salts, solvents, halogens, chlorinated solvents and is an UL94-VO listing.
  • Good choice for high temperature and UV applications.
  • Temperature range -20°F to 300°F.
  • Can be used in place of Stainless Steel in many applications.

Polypropylene

  • Good chemical and corrosion resistance.
  • Resists most acids, chemicals and fertilizers.
  • Temperature range 10°F up to 180°F.

Food-Grade Polypropylene

  • FDA / NSF compliant.
  • Cost effective lightweight replacement for stainless steel.
  • Temperature range 10°F to 180°F.
  • Industry applications include food products, cosmetics, pharmaceutical processing.

Polyethylene

  • Resists abrasion and tearing.
  • Resists many solvents, oils and petroleum based fluids.
  • Temperature range -65°F to 190°F.

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)

  • Solvent cementable.
  • Permanent installation.
  • Resists many chemical solutions.
  • Ideal for water transfer.
  • Sewage system and pump quick disconnects.
  • Temperature range 10°F to 140°F.

Santoprene®

  • Special purpose.
  • Excellent resistance to weather.
  • Good chemical resistance.
  • FDA applications–used for protective caps or plugs for stainless steel adapters and couplers.
  • Temperature range -80°F to 275°F.

Stainless Steel

  • 316 type.
  • Excellent chemical and corrosion resistance.
  • Use for food service and processing applications.
  • Conductive.

GASKETS

EPT/EPDM

  • Best choice for most fertilizer and agricultural applications.
  • Temperature range -50°F to 250°F.

Buna-N

  • General purpose industrial–resistant to oil, hydraulic fluid, petroleum based fluids and water.
  • Temperature range -40°F to 250°F.

Viton®

  • Superior resistance to most fuels, petroleum based fluids, chemicals and solvents.
  • Temperature range -10°F to 350°F.

Nitrile®

  • Food grade, FDA applications.
  • White color.
  • Resistant to many oils and chemicals.
  • Temperature range -40°F to 220°F.

Santoprene®

  • Excellent resistance to weather and many chemicals.
  • FDA applications.
  • Temperature range -80°F to 275°F.

Note: Above information is gathered from various manufacturers published charts and tables.

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