This SMC blue, flexible polyurethane tubing for water or compressed air applications has a low compression set and low gas permeability. It is made of polyurethane for resistance to chemicals, oil, weather, and abrasion. This material is ether-based for its immunity to hydrolysis and resistance to fungus and microorganisms. It has a Shore A Hardness rating of 95 for resistance to kinking and puncture and is compatible with one-touch, insert, self-align, and miniature fittings. It has an operating temperature range of -4 to +140 degrees F for air or 40 to 105 degrees F for water. This polyurethane tubing is suitable for use in automotive, food and beverage, material handling, medical and pharmaceutical, and packaging 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.
SMC Corporation manufactures actuators, valves, airline equipment, connector fittings, electrical products, vacuum products, dryers, temperature control chillers, and accessories. SMC Corporation of America is headquartered in Noblesville, IN, and meets International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standards 9000:2000 and 9001:2008.