Tubing - peristaltic

Maxthane tubing elements


Maxthane tubing elements

Maxthane is the perfect choice for peristaltic dosing and metering applications. Fully recyclable thermoplastic polyurethane construction achieves high-performance pumping with reduced environmental impact. The quick-change Loadsure element design ensures easy changeover. The tubing elements are compatible with all types of vegetable oil and CIP chemicals.

Food-grade compliance

  • FDA regulations 21 CFR177.1680
  • EC1935/2004, EU 10/2011

Use Maxthane with 505LT and 520RET pumpheads.

Features and benefits

  • High-performance pumping with reduced environmental impact
  • Perfect for flavor, color and additive dosing in food manufacturing
  • Food-grade compliance: FDA regulations 21 CFR177.1680, EC1935/2004, EU 10/2011

Technical summary

SpallationVery low 
Certification(EU) 10/2011, FDA 21CFR177.1680, Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004 
Shelf life5 years

Technical Summary table lists features available within the range. See ‘Technical specifications’ tab for model specific information.



LoadSure® Elements Maximum pumping pressure
Bore mm Bore inch Bar psi
3.2 1/8 7 100
6.4 1/4 4 60
9.6 3/8 2 30

Pumping life

The graphs show the pumping life of Maxthane® LoadSure® elements for all bore sizes.


Technical specifications

Bore size3.2 - 9.6 mm
Bore size0.125 - 0.375 in
Wall thickness1.6 mm
Wall thickness0.0625 in
SpallationVery low 
Certification(EU) 10/2011, FDA 21CFR177.1680, Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004 
Operating temperature range 4 to 45 °C
Operating temperature range 39 to 113 °F
Vicat softening point75 ºC
Vicat softening point167 °F
Melting temperature (by DSC)160 ºC
Melting temperature (by DSC)320 °F
Glass transition temperature (by DSC)-32 ºC
Glass transition temperature (by DSC)-25.6 °F
Abrasion resistance35 mm³
Abrasion resistance9.25e-006 USG
Hardness, shore A (5sec)87 
Specific gravity1.2 g/cm³
Specific gravity12 lb/gal
UV resistance Good 
Tear B70 kN/m
Tear B4.8 kips/ft
Ultimate tensile strength460 bar
Ultimate tensile strength6672 psi
Elongation at break600 %
Tensile stress at 100% elongation5 Mpa
Tensile stress at 100% elongation725 Psi
Shelf life5 years
Weight0.1 kg
Weight0.22 lbs
Compatible pumps530 cased pumps 
Compatible pumpheads520RET 

Test methods—Hardness: ASTM D 2240; Tear B: ISO 34-1B Tear nicked; Specific gravity: ISO 2781; Ultimate tensile strength, Elongation at break, Tensile stress at 100% elongation; ISO 527-2/5A/500; Vicat softening point: ISO 306 (A50); Abrasion resistance: ISO 4649-B. Values reported above are not intended for sales specification and some properties are not routinely measured.

May discolour to a darker shade of yellow with UV exposure.

For occasional use the maximum operating temperature is 65 °C (149 °F).

Do not steam sterilise articles made with thermoplastic polyurethanes—Methylene dianiline can be generated as a result.


Materials of construction

TubingThermoplastic polyurethane
Connector materialPVDF



  1. Maxthane datasheet (EN).pdf
    PDF - 358.4kb

Other Resources

  1. Maxthane declaration of compliance (EN).pdf
    PDF - 768kb


Order Information

Product codes

Maxthane product codes

Maxthane peristaltic elements sizes available1

LoadSure® Elements
Bore mm Bore inch Part number
3.2 1/8 945.0032.PFT
6.4 1/4 945.0064.PFT
9.6 3/8 945.0096.PFT
520RET Element Pumphead 053.1011.ET0

1-LoadSure® Elements require a 520RET pumphead.

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