This clear plastic tubing is made of plasticizer-free Tygon Tygothane formulation C-210-A polyurethane and is designed for use in fuel, pneumatic, abrasive, and cable jacketing applications. The clear tubing allows unobstructed visual monitoring of flow. The Tygon Tygothane formulation C-210-A polyurethane construction maintains flexibility in subzero temperatures, resists tears and abrasion, and can sustain prolonged exposure to oils, greases, fuels, and various solvents and chemicals without cracking or swelling. It contains no plasticizers, such as Di(2-ethlhexyl)phthalate (DEHP), which could contaminate transferred fluids. The tubing has a working temperature range of -100 to 175 degrees F, a durometer (hardness) of 82A, and working pressure ratings that vary by tube size. This plastic tubing is rated as flexible as it bends more easily than rigid tubing, but not as easily as very flexible tubing. It meets U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 21 CFR 177.2600e and European (EU) Directive 2002/72/EC criteria for food contact for quality assurance. This plastic tubing is not designed for use as an implant material, but it is suitable for use in instrumentation control lines, coolant recovery systems, food and cosmetic processing, and transferring abrasive slurries, pellets, and powders, 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.
Saint-Gobain Corporation manufactures plastic tubing for the food and beverage, chemical processing, industrial, laboratory, medical, pharmaceutical, and semiconductor processing industries under the Tygon brand in the Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics sector. Founded in 1665, the company is headquartered in Courbevoie, France, and operates 45 plastics manufacturing sites worldwide.