This platinum-cured medical-grade tubing is non-reactive to body tissues and fluids and is suitable for biomedical applications. It is made of silicone, which is a nonreactive and flexible polymer that is resistant to high temperatures. It has a Shore A Hardness rating of 50 for flexibility and has an operating temperature range of -100 to +400 degrees F. It is made from non-toxic ingredients and meets United States Pharmocopeia (USP) Class VI standards for biocompatibility. This translucent white medical-grade tubing is sterilizable for repeated use and is suitable for use in blood and fluid handling, dialysis, laboratory, medical, and pharmaceutical 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.