Product Information

With H&C Flex™ flexible duct systems you install confidence. Our products are tested to the highest standards and backed by the best warranty in the industry. Available by the truckload and strategically stocked all over the USA to respond to your needs.

H&C Flex™ offers flexible duct products for both residential and commercial applications that provide the most economical solution to your air-handling needs. H&C Flex™ uses formaldehyde-free, bio-based, environmentally friendly insulation for improved indoor air quality. Available in boxes or bags. Custom lengths available.

Polyethylene Jacket Air Ducts

These feature a durable, scuff-resistant black polyethylene vapor barrier that provides improved protection against damaging ultraviolet light. Installation is made easy with the reinforcing fiberglass yarn scrim, which acts as a rip-stop and helps prevent tearing. These air ducts feature an R-value of 4.2, 6.0 or 8.0 to fit any application, and also come in special configurations designed for manufactured homes.

Metalized Jacket Air Ducts

Providing the ultimate in strength and protection, metalized polyester vapor barriers are reinforced with fiberglass scrim to provide high durability and tear resistance. The fiberglass insulation furnishes outstanding thermal protection with R-values of 4.2, 6.0 or 8.0. The metalized jacket air duct and sleeves are available with either a two-ply, black polyester core (Residential Series) or high-pressure, multi-ply, metalized polyester laminate core (Commercial Series) that encapsulate a high carbon steel wire helix.

Ten-Year Warranty

All H&C Flex™ flexible duct products are protected by the industry's strongest warranty. Our flexible ducts are warranteed to be free of defects in material and workmanship for ten (10) years from the date of shipment. (Contact H&C Flex, Inc. for full details.)

Outstanding Performance

All H&C Flex™ flexible duct products are performance-tested in accordance with industry standards to ensure reliability and years of service. Our core is tested (in accordance with ADC FD 72-R1) for actual installation static pressure/ temperature performance and meets the ratings specified in our catalog. Our polyester cores are also tested for microbial resistance by GEI per ASTM D6329-98. The vapor barriers are tested for permeation in accordance with ASTM test methods. Our flex duct systems are performance tested.

Code Approvals

All H&C Flex™ flexible duct products meet or exceed the requirements of most federal, state, and local mechanical and energy codes. They comply with the International Mechanical Code (IMC), the Uniform Mechanical Code (UMC), NFPA 90A and 90B, HUD, and the California Bureau of Home Furnishings, just to name a few.

Economical Air Duct Connectors

Designed for high pressure applications, air duct connectors utilize either a multi-ply metalized/polyester laminate encapsulating a high carbon steel wire helix or corrugated aluminum for maximum strength and durability.

UL-listed

H&C Flex™ flexible air ducts and air connectors have been rigorously tested by Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. in accordance with UL 181, The Standard for Safety for Factory-Made Air Ducts and Air Connectors. UL is a not-for-profit laboratory with an outstanding reputation for fire safety and performance testing. Our UL listing assures you that our duct cores will not promote the growth of mold.

UL Greenguard Gold

All H&C Flex™ insulated flexible air ducts have achieved GREENGUARD Gold certification from UL Environment. This certification connects consumers to products certified for low chemical emissions. All H&C Flex™ flexible ducts are listed as Highly Microbial Resistant under the GREENGUARD Gold Microbial Resistance Listing program.

ADC-Certified R-Values

All H&C Flex™ insulated flexible air ducts are certified by the Air Diffusion Council for thermal performance in accordance with the ADC Flexible Duct Performance & Installation Standards (1996). Certified R-values are essential to ensure that the product you buy meets the many regulatory energy codes. Only ADC-certified products will bear this ADC thermal certification marking.

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Industry Involvement

H&C Flex™ is committed to the flexible duct industry and supports it through involvement in many industry-related associations, committees, and organizations. Participation in Air Diffusion Council and Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. industry advisory council allows H&C Flex™ to stay at the forefront of industry changes.

Performance Data

Residential Series Black Polyester Core

Commercial Series Metalized Polyester Core

Commercial Series Corrugated Aluminum Core

Insulation R-values

Certified by Underwriters Laboratories Inc. and the Air Duct Council in accordance with ADC Flexible Duct Performance and Installation Standards using ASTM C-518 at installed wall thickness on flat insulation only

Polyethylene Jackets

Metalized Jackets

Surface Burning Characteristics (Class 1 Air Ducts)

Operating Temperature Range

Code Approvals, Certifications, And Listings

Certifications

UL-Listed

H&C Flex flexible air ducts and air connectors have been rigorously tested by UL, LLC in accordance with UL 181, The Standard for Safety for Factory-Made Air Ducts and Air Connectors. UL is a not-for-profit laboratory with an outstanding reputation for fire safety and performance testing. Our UL listing assures you that our flexible ducts will not promote the growth of mold.

ADC-Certified R-Values

All H&C Flex™ insulated flexible air ducts are certified by the Air Duct Council for thermal performance in accordance with the ADC Flexible Duct Performance & Installation Standards (1996). Certified R-values are essential to ensure that the product you buy meets the many regulatory energy codes. Only ADC-certified products will bear this ADC thermal certification marking.

UL Greenguard Gold

All H&C Flex insulated flexible air ducts have achieved GREENGUARD Gold certification from UL Environment. This certification connects consumers to products certified for low chemical emissions.

Greenguard Microbial Resistant.

All H&C Flex flexible duct cores are rated Highly Microbial Resistant on the UL Environment Sustainable Product Guide.

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Code Approvals

All H&C Flex flexible duct products meet or exceed the requirements of most federal, state, and local mechanical and energy codes. They comply with the International Mechanical Code (IMC), the Uniform Mechanical Code (UMC), NFPA 90A and 90B, HUD, and the California Bureau of Home Furnishings, just to name a few.

Outstanding Performance

All H&C Flex flexible duct products are performance-tested in accordance with industry standards to ensure reliability and years of service. Our core is tested (in accordance with ADC FD 72-R1) for actual installation static pressure/ temperature performance and meets the ratings specified in our catalog. Our polyester cores are also tested for microbial resistance by UL Environment per ASTM D6329-98. The vapor barriers are tested for permeation in accordance with ASTM test methods. Call-backs are expensive and eat away at your profits, use flexible duct you know has been performance-tested.

Industry Involvement

H&C Flex is committed to the flexible duct industry and supports it through involvement in many industry-related associations, committees, and organizations. Participation in ADC and UL’s Standards Technical Panel for UL 181 allows H&C Flex to stay at the forefront of industry changes.

ADC now offers an online training program for Flex Duct Installation.

Model Selector Chart

Air Friction Chart for Flexible Duct