This flexible, general purpose tubing is suitable for the transfer of fluids, gases, and powdered foods. It is made of PVC (polyvinyl chloride) for strength, light weight, and resistance to corrosion, and it has a smooth bore for resistance to collection or blockage. It has a Shore A Hardness rating of 68 for resistance to abrasion. It has a tensile strength of 2000 pounds per square inch (psi) and an elongation at break rating of 400%. It has an operating temperature range of -41 to +175 degrees F. This clear tubing is made from non-toxic ingredients and meets United States Pharmocopeia (USP) Class VI standards for biocompatibility.
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.