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BioProcessing Fittings - Sanitary Fittings

SF Series sanitary fittings are designed for use in single-use container fluid transport systems, manifolds and wherever sensitive fluids must be transferred.

SF Series, Sanitary Fittings, offers more choices for single-use applications

Now Biopharmaceutical companies have additional choices for their single-use needs. The SF Series sanitary fitting line is the latest product addition from Nordson MEDICAL and the perfect solution for biopharm applications.

SF Series sanitary fittings from Nordson MEDICAL are designed for use in single-use container fluid transport systems, manifolds and wherever sensitive fluids must be transferred. The flanged fittings, which are offered in sizes of 1-½” (“Maxi”), and the popular ¾” (“Mini”) size commonly used with small tubing sizes, both work with flanges made to the ISO 2852 and ASME-BPE specifications*. SF Series sanitary fittings incorporate 600 Series barbs for easy use with silicone, C-Flex® or Tygon® tubing.

The new SF Series is based on design concepts calling for a heavy-duty part with superior side load strength, while providing superior flow through characteristics; making them the connectors of choice for single-use bioprocesses. Pharmaceutical professionals find these plastic plastics fittings offer all the benefits of disposable parts while offering performance capabilities not found in earlier versions of flanged fittings.

The SF Series is available in two styles and animal-free materials to meet the industry's needs. Both mini and maxi flanges are available in animal-free polypropylene and Kynar®, the mini and maxi caps are available in animal-free polypropylene, and all materials are USP Class VI rated. Five size options range from 1/4” (6.4 mm) to 1” (25.4 mm) and include male 600 series hose single barbs configurations with no parting lines on critical sealing surfaces. These sanitary fittings can be sterilized using either EtO, autoclaving or gamma techniques. “Feedback from customers indicate they really like our new sanitary fitting caps because of the large surface area they provide for gloved operators to grab onto when handling them,” says Ken Davis, Global Marketing Manager. These new sanitary fittings and highly efficient caps have been tested to interconnect with other commonly available plastic and traditional stainless steel parts. Nordson MEDICAL also sells platinum cured silicone gaskets to complete the seal operation.

Features & Benefits

  • Animal-free materials
    • No BSE documentation required
  • Radiused flow surfaces
    • Smooth uninterrupted flow
  • “Mini” & “Maxi” sizes
    • Easy to retrofit current operations
    • Works with commercially available biopharm clamps
  • No Particulate build-up
    • Interior surface controlled to 15 Ra microinch


  • Materials:
    • Animal Free Polypropylene, Natural PVDF
  • Tubing Sizes:
    • 1/4”, 3/8”, 1/2”, 3/4”, 1"
  • Leak Resistance:
    • Tested at 80 psi air under water for 90 seconds with no leaks
  • Tubing Removal Force:
    • 1/4” PP with C-Flex shore tubing: 21 lbs.
    • 1/2” PP with C-Flex shore A tubing: 89 lbs.
    • 1” PP with C-Flex shore A tubing: 121 lbs.
  • Interior Surface Finish:
    • 15 Ra Microinch


SF Series Instrument Tees Compatible with Existing Instrumentation

SF Series Instrument Tees work well with existing pharmaceutical instrumentation and are available in 1/2" and 1" tubing IDs. Critical to a successful single-use implementation, the fittings work for pressure testing, fluid transfer, and filtration applications. The configuration is a standard 1.5" TC style interface on the instrument side and tee style for the fluid path. The fittings also utilize Nordson MEDICAL’s popular 600 series barb, which is ideally suited for silicone and TPE tubing. Constructed of either Nordson MEDICAL’s standard polyethylene resin or as demand warrants, RENOLIT SOLMED Granuflex 4301 resin, the instrument tees utilize materials found in many single-use bags being used around the world.

Features & Benefits

  • Works with existing pharmaceutical instrumentation
  • Single-use technology
  • ASME BPE compliant interface on the instrument side
  • Tee style for the fluid path
  • 600 series barb
  • Common industry materials


  • Materials:
    • Animal Free Polyethylene
    • RENOLIT SOLMED Granuflex 4301 resin
  • Tubing Sizes:
    • 1/2" and 3/4" tubing IDs
  • Configuration:
    • 1.5" TC style