AE6093 Silicon Tubing

Silicon Tubing with Reinforcements (Fabric)

AE6093 is the designation for an exceptionally highly pure platinum-cured and talcum-free silicon tubing with an inner reinforcement layer (fabric).

AE6093 silicon tubing consist of the core quality A6093 – a special transparent platinum-cured 60+/- 5 Shore A silicon, a fabric reinforcement layer and a transparent silicon cover layer – also of silicon A6093 quality. Other qualities, shore hardness and colors are available upon request.

Reinforced AE6093 tubing can be autoclaved and sterilized, also by gamma irradiation. Supportive information for steam sterilization can be found at our web page under In addition, a table providing information regarding chemical resistance is provided there.

Major areas of operations particularly apply to the pharmaceutical industry, medical technology, biotechnology, and cosmetic industry.

A white abrasion-resistant imprinting is standard.

All types correspond to DIN EN 16821:2017-10


Multiple options regarding internal diameter and wall thickness are provided. A selection of the currently most common dimensions can be found here. Operating pressure, vacuum resistance and bending radius correspond to DIN 26055 Part 2, Type 2 with a textile reinforcement layer (E DIN EN 16821:2015:03).

Technical data of AE6093 dimension, also including information about stainless steel swage fittings that can be ordered from TECNO PLAST are provided in the adjacent table (Table 1).

Divergent dimensions may be provided upon request (Table 2 ); however, this dimensions are not suitable for using TECNO PLAST fitting swage system.

Standards – Regulations

Comprehensive testing have been performed using representative A6093 end product samples. All silicon tubing of A6093 quality are compliant with the following:

  • European Pharmacopeia 3.1.9.:
    Silicone Elastomer for Closures and Tubing
  • USA, FDA 21 CFR 177.2600 (a)-(c),(e):
    Rubber articles intended for repeated use
  • European Framework Regulation (EC) 1935/2004 and German Foods, Consumer Goods and Foodstuffs Code (LFBG) as well as BfR recommendations, XV Silicone
  • Biological Reactivity in vivo,
  • USP General Chapter <88>, Class VI + 121 °C (Systemic Intravenious, Intracutaneous Irritiation, Systemic Intraperitoneal, Intramuscular )
  • Biological Reactivity in vitro, ISO 10993-5/USP General Chapter <87>: Determination of Cytotoxicity, MEM Elution
  • Bacterial Endotoxins (Limulus-Amebocyte-Lysate-Test),
  • USP General Chapter <85>
  • Rabbit Pyrogen Test, USP General Chapter <151>
  • Bioburden (Quantitative Detection, DIN EN ISO 11737, Part 1)
  • Particles International Pharmacopoeia (WHO), 5.7
  • Extractables:
    Sample preparation corresponds to or exceed ISO 10993-12
  • recommendations, utilization of specific analytical methods

Additional references can be found here under
Standards – Regulations.

Temperature Resistance 

AE6093 silicon tubing with reinforcement can be used in the temperature range of -60 +180 °C. Maximum usage temperatures are also dependent on the reinforcement type

Properties of Textile Reinforcements (Fabric)

Dependent on the nominal size the following reinforcements (fabrics) can be used by default:

Polyester yarn (up to +160 °C), Polyester monofilaments (up to +160 °C) as well as glass silk yarn (up to +180 °C).

A reinforcement made of Aramid fibers (up to +180 °C) can also be provided. The suitability of the reinforcement is primarily dependent on the temperature and/or movement. Glass silk demonstrates a lower dynamic load capacity than Polyester, whereas the tensile strength of glass silk and Polyester is virtually identical. However, brakeage by movement faster occurs with glass silk than with Polyester, but, on the other hand, is recommended for higher temperature exposure. In total, Aramid fibers demonstrate the best properties; however, a restricted UV resistance at direct sunlight exposure applies.

Solely AE6093 tubing with PES yarn reinforcement can be provided for swaging with TECNO PLAST fitting swage system.