This flexible, amber tubing is suitable for medical applications, among others. It is made of latex for excellent elasticity and memory after repeated pulsating and stretching. It has a Shore A rating of 35 for resistance to tearing and a smooth inner bore for resistance to collection or blockage. It is transparent for visual monitoring of the fluid flow. This tubing has a maximum operating temperature of 180 degrees F and is gamma, ETO, and steam sterilizable for repeated use.
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.