This lightweight, flexible, non-toxic tubing is chemically inert and suitable for manufacturing operations requiring extreme resistance to acids and alkalis. It is made of linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) which is lightweight, flexible, and resistant to chemicals, corrosion, and impact. It has a Shore D Hardness rating of 50 for resistance to abrasion and stress cracking. It has an operating temperature range of -76 to +140 degrees F and meets FDA and National Sanitation Foundation NSF-51 standards for food equipment material. This natural white tubing is suitable for food and beverage, laboratory, and chemical processing applications, among others.
Plastic tubing is used to transfer liquids, air, or solids, and it is characterized by a round, rectangular, or square shape and a hollow center. Plastic tubing is crimp-resistant and varies in bend radius (flexibility), chemical resistance, wall thickness, durometer hardness, and temperature and pressure handling abilities. The clarity of plastic tubing may be transparent (clear), translucent (semi-clear), or opaque (solid), and the tubing's coloring may indicate suitable applications. Barbed fittings are used to connect tubing or redirect flow in a fluid handling system. Plastic tubing is used in a wide variety of industries, such as agriculture, automotive, laboratory, and medicine. Applications for plastic tubing include blood and fluid handling, peristaltic pumps, electrical and thermal insulation, analytical systems, and food and beverage handling, among others.