ArgoTube®

Urethane performance in tough and flexible formulations and formats

About this product

Exhibiting the physical properties inherent in SWM’s polyurethane film and sheet, including strength, durability, and chemical resistance its range of ArgoTube® tubing is also kink resistant with strong grip-ability. SMW’s tubing is extremely tough and tear resistant,  with tensile strengths more than twice that of vinyls. SWM can extrude numerous diameters, wall thicknesses, color options and custom formulations to satisfy even the most difficult design challenges. Two or more tubes can even be bonded into a single, multi-tube unit to facilitate coding and tracking of fluids between components.

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Design Flexibility and Color Coding

Pluro-tubing™ capability to bond two or more tubes into a single, multi-tube unit in any combination of diameter, wall thickness and color. Multiple colors can be combined to facilitate coding and tracking fluids between components.

Typical Physical Properties

  • Film Type Description

    • Thermoplastic polyurethane
    • Aromatic polyester
    • Uses: tubing
    • Inside diameter: 1/16" - 1.0" (1.59 - 25.4 mm)
    • Outside diameter: 1/8" - 1-1/4" (3.17 - 31.8 mm)
    • Packaging: bulk spools, 100-ft (30.5 m) coils or cut pieces
    • Tough, strong
    • Long lasting
    • Kink resistant
    • Abrasion resistant
    • Chemical resistant
    • Wide operating temperature range
    • Easy processing in assembly operations
    Physical Property Test Method Units Test Value
    Hardness

    D-2240

    Shore
    85A +/-5
    Specific gravity

    D-792

    1.20
    Tear strength

    D-6241

    pli
    kN/m
    425
    74.38
    Modulus @ break

    D-638

    psi
    MPa
    7000
    48.26
    Elongation @ break

    D-638

    %
    400
    Set @ break

    D-638 

    %
    30
    Melt point range F
    C
    360 to 400
    182 to 204
    Modulus @ 100% strain

    D-638

    psi
    MPa
    800
    5.52
    Modulus @ 300% strain

    D-638

    psi
    MPa
    1800
    12.41
    Max continuous service temp F
    C
    -40 to 225
    -4 to 107
    Modulus of elasticity up to 10% strain

    D-638

    psi
    MPa
    30
    0.21
  • Film Type Description

    • Thermoplastic polyurethane
    • Aromatic polyether
    • Uses: tubing
    • Inside diameter: 1/16" - 1.0" (1.59 - 25.4 mm)
    • Outside diameter: 1/8" - 1-1/4" (3.17 - 31.8 mm)
    • Packaging: bulk spools, 100-ft (30.5 m) coils or cut pieces
    • Tough, strong
    • Long lasting
    • Kink resistant
    • Abrasion resistant
    • Chemical resistant
    • Wide operating temperature range
    • Easy processing in assembly operations
    Physical Property Test Method Units Test Value
    Hardness

    D-2240

    Shore
    87A
    Specific gravity

    D-792 

    1.12
    Tear strength

    D-6241

    pli
    kN/m
    400
    70.00
    Modulus @ break

    D-638

    psi
    MPa
    7000
    48.26
    Elongation @ break

    D-638

    %
    450
    Set @ break

    D-638

    %
    38
    Melt point range F
    C
    339 to 379
    171 to 193
    Modulus @ 100% strain

    D-638

    psi
    MPa
    1000
    6.90
    Modulus @ 300% strain

    D-638

    psi
    MPa
    2000
    13.79
    Max continuous service temp F
    C
    -60 to 200
    -51 to 93
    Modulus of elasticity up to 10% strain

    D-638

    psi
    MPa
    35
    0.24

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