This lightweight, semi-rigid tubing is suitable for manufacturing. It is made of polyethylene (PE) which is lightweight, durable, and semi-flexible. It is a chemically inert material that resists cracking and forms a good barrier to gases, vapors, and moisture. 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 is non-toxic for food handling operations. This translucent white tubing is also suitable for medical, 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.