This Kuriyama tubing is clear, non-toxic, and flexible and is suitable for food processing. It is made of PVC (polyvinyl chloride) for strength, light weight, and resistance to corrosion, and it has a Shore A Hardness rating of 73 for resistance to abrasion and puncture. It has a smooth interior for resistance to sediment buildup or the collection of bacteria. It has an operating temperature range of 25 to 150 degree F. It meets 3-A SSI sanitary standards, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) and NSF International requirements, Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directives, and is Underwriters Laboratories (UL) approved. This food processing tubing is suitable for use in most food and beverage processing applications and in laboratories, water distillation lines, air conditioning drainage, refrigeration drainage, air lines, beverage dispensing units, printing press equipment, and the transfer of weak chemicals and acids.
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.
Kuriyama manufactures thermoplastic, rubber, and metal hose products, including couplings and fittings. The company, founded in 1968, is headquartered in Schaumburg, Illinois.