Fre-Thane® Single Tube Polyurethane Coils
Freelin-Wade’s unique, ether-based Fre-Thane® polyurethane coil tubing offers extreme flexibility, excellent kink resistance, and, best of all, outstanding “memory.” This spiral plastic tubing can be stretched and flexed to the limit, over and over again, but will always return to its original shape. Fre-Thane® single tube coils are ideal for nearly any coil tubing application.
Additionally, Fre-Thane® polyurethane coils are available in a rainbow of colors, and offer the most custom-variation possibilities of any of our tubing products.
Download our Fre-Thane® polyurethane coils data sheet for more information.
Literature and Additional Information
Fre-Thane® Spiral Plastic Tubing Specifications
- Temperature range: -40°F to 165°F (-40°C to 74°C)
- Vacuum rating: to 28” Hg
- Diameter tolerances: ±0.005”
- Tube markings: none
- Working pressure: 3:1 safety factor
- Suggested fittings: barb, push-in (95A only)
- UV stabilized
- Standard tail lengths: 8” and 16”
- Resin compliance: 95A: NSF61, meets UL94HB; 85A: NSF61, meets UL94HB, USPVI
Our Fre-Thane® single tube polyurethane coils offer outstanding memory, a soft feel, and superior flexibility. This spiral plastic tubing is extraordinarily tough and resistant to abrasion, overstretching, kinking, and repeated flexing.
Custom Fre-Thane® Polyurethane Coils
To meet your unique application and performance requirements, Freelin-Wade can provide customized Fre-Thane® spiral plastic tubing that is tailored to your specifications. If you can’t find the right length or color for your needs, simply contact us to discuss your custom requirements. Whatever you need, we can deliver!
Manufacturing Polyurethane Coil Tubing Since 1980
Freelin-Wade started manufacturing polyurethane tubing more than 35 years ago. With the introduction of Fre-Thane®, it remains our flagship product to this day. Fre-Thane® coil tubing is our most versatile spiral plastic tubing product, with more options and variations available than any other tubing we offer.
Ether-Base vs. Ester-Base Polyurethane Coils
Polyurethane was developed in 1937 by German chemist Friedrich Bayer. It quickly gained popularity as a replacement for rubber during World War II, while its first commercial application came as a fiber in the stretchable, lightweight fabric that would eventually be known as Spandex.
There are now two standard classes of polyurethane, ether-base and ester-base, which are popular for countless applications across various industries. Chemically, both are comprised of the same basic ingredients: polyol alcohol and isocyanate. The difference is in the type of polyol used, ester or ether. Both produce similar, but different, reactions when combined with isocyanate.
Generally, ester-based polyurethane is less expensive; however, it degrades far more rapidly when exposed to moisture than the ether-based alternative. For this reason, Freelin-Wade manufactures all of our Fre-Thane® polyurethane single tube spiral plastic tubing from ether-based resins.
Contact Freelin-Wade for Single Tube Polyurethane Coils
Freelin-Wade’s proprietary Fre-Thane® polyurethane material provides superior durability, kink resistance, and memory, making it highly effective in any coil tubing application. Contact Freelin-Wade today for high performance Fre-Thane® spiral plastic tubing.