This seamless, rigid miniature tubing is suitable for applications requiring chemically-inert material. It is made of polyimide for resistance to solvents, oils, alcohols, esters, and weak acids. It has self-extinguishing flammability for safety and an operating temperature range of -452 to +700 degrees F. It can be sterilized using steam, gamma, and ethylene oxide (ETO) for repeated use and meets the United States Pharmacopoeia (USP) Class VI standards for biocompatibility with human tissue. This translucent amber tubing is suitable for catheters, push rod tubes, and miniature structural matrices, among other applications
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.