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post #1 of 17
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In the water colling world for computers, every one says tigon etc tubes are great.

However, has any one used silicone tubes?
Silcione is a plastic/rubber like component. Bascally we can say its a upgraded version of plastic

It is oil proof, acetone/isopurple proof, plastizier proof and also proof to ageing
(normal plastic once aged can become brittle and is more prone to breaking)
Bascally highest quality tube you can imagine of owning. (correct me if I am wrong)

Are there builds out there utilizing silicone tubes?
Expriences with silicone tubes?

I found out about silcione tubes from my dad. As I asked him whats is the best plastic material existing.
I learnt about silicone tubes/ slicicone plastic before I even went into water cooling biggrin.gif

Edit:
Performing some research, silcone tubes are not only tough. But they are also more healthy for human bodies.
And is more temperyure resistant than a normall tube.

Not only it is more temperture resistant but it is also more flexible than a normall tube.
Which means during tight bends in a PC it is less likely for the tube to bend and restrict water flow
http://www.mdtmag.com/article/2009/03/design-talk-silicone-tubing%E2%80%94benefits-and-properties-overview
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platinum-cured silicone is the exceptional choice for medical, pharmaceutical, and biotech tubing applications, as well as medical devices that require extended contact with tissues and bodily fluids. It's one of the most versatile elastomers available due to its broad working temperature range (-80°F to 420°F)
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Because silicone tubing is highly flexible, it is ideal for aseptic fluid transfer, peristaltic pumping, or filling operations. Silicone can be extruded in a wide variety of profiles/configurations, allowing it to be tailored to virtually any application.

http://medicaldesign.com/materials/basics-silicone-tubing
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Feature Benefit
Flexibility Easy installation and routing
Translucency Visual confirmation of flow
High-temperature resistance Autoclavable with long service life
High resilience and elastic memory Flow accuracy and pump life
Biocompatibility Essentially nonallergenic, nonthrombogenic, and low odor
Chemical resistance Compatible with most clean in place line cleaners
Processability Conducive to clean-room manufacturing methods

http://hollandaptblog.com/2013/12/09/peroxide-vs-platinum-cured-silicone-tubing-whats-the-difference/
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and foremost, is safety. Silicone tubing does not contain plasticizers or other additives that can leach into product and cause toxicological issues. Second, silicone tubing is highly flexible, resistant to kinking and tearing, and a good choice for use with peristaltic pumps.

Edited by Iwamotto Tetsuz - 2/9/16 at 11:44pm
post #2 of 17
Generally too flexible to use in our loops - To easy to kink it and therefore kill your flow...!
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resistant to kinking and tearing
Which I had quoted from another website in the edited version of the thread
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and foremost, is safety. Silicone tubing does not contain plasticizers or other additives that can leach into product and cause toxicological issues. Second, silicone tubing is highly flexible, resistant to kinking and tearing, and a good choice for use with peristaltic pumps.
http://hollandaptblog.com/2013/12/09/peroxide-vs-platinum-cured-silicone-tubing-whats-the-difference/
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For the curious, this stuff is obscenely expensive in the larger sizes and I was unable to find a transparent form of it. But you can at least get it from a known name, Tygon, over here: http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/item.aspx?itemid=23278&catid=799
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So is the Tygon tubes silicone?
I heard water cooling guys talking them about online and some other types of tube names which I forggot

Isn't tygon just a brand name? So even in the water cooling world we should refer to the type of material its made out of?
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Originally Posted by Iwamotto Tetsuz View Post

So is the Tygon tubes silicone?
I heard water cooling guys talking them about online and some other types of tube names which I forggot

Isn't tygon just a brand name? So even in the water cooling world we should refer to the type of material its made out of?

The tygon tubes people recommend are not silicone tubes, but the ones that Chunky_chimp listed above are.
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Isn't tygon just a brand name? So even in the water cooling world we should refer to the type of material its made out of?
Tygon is a sub-brand of St. Gobain, which makes tubing for just about any lab/medical/food service application possible. Some of their best tubing is even suitable for use in semiconductor manufacturing, but that's even more expensive than the silicone stuff, which is what I linked to.
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post #8 of 17
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Oh, I see
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Originally Posted by deehoC View Post

The tygon tubes people recommend are not silicone tubes, but the ones that Chunky_chimp listed above are.
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Originally Posted by Chunky_Chimp View Post

Tygon is a sub-brand of St. Gobain, which makes tubing for just about any lab/medical/food service application possible. Some of their best tubing is even suitable for use in semiconductor manufacturing, but that's even more expensive than the silicone stuff. But yes, what I linked to is along the same lines as what you were talking about.
post #9 of 17
I was fiddling with Tygon tubes for my setup (19/13) but switched to XSPC after reading that the clear silicone tubes would change color when using them with Mayhems Pastel liquids, as I do.
post #10 of 17
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I think jaztwocents had used mayhems or nano fluid, and it was a bad exprience.
The fulid changed colour and deposited stuff in the waterblocks
So it might be the fluid its self thats the plorbem

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4X4jXBBDNY

Lets say I said nothing, confused my self with pastel and mayhems which is a colour dye for water
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