Although no plastic tubing product can universally handle all applications, the PVC family of products offered by NewAge® Industries covers one of the widest ranges of applications serviced by any one type of plastic material.Flexible PVC tubing offers a broad range of chemical and corrosion resistance, excellent abrasion and wear resistance, rubber-like flexibility, visual contact with the flow (clear pvc tubing and hose styles), and outstanding flow characteristics. These features, along with various construction options offered (wire or braid reinforcement, rigid pipe, unreinforced) and the different formulations available (fuel and oil, 3A, FDA, NSF certified), make PVC attractive for so many applications. These include general industrial, food and beverage, potable water lines, pharmaceutical and medical, chemicals, fuels, oils, and mechanical applications including protective coverings and insulation sleeving
Please note: At this time raw materials for extruded Nylon-11 and Nylon-12 tubing are in limited supply. Certain sizes and/or colors may experience shortages. Call for current status.
Nylon has been recognized as a rugged engineering plastic since its development by E. I. DuPont in the 1930s. Aimed as a substitute for metal, nylon’s light weight and corrosion and abrasion resistance have made it an attractive design choice. NewAge® Industries’ NYLOTUBE® is offered in two formulations, nylon-11 and nylon-12. Nylon-12 is typically used in various industrial applications and is somewhat less expensive than nylon-11. Nylon’s elastic memory is exceptional and can withstand repeated flexing over a long period of time without fatigue or fracture. This makes it a popular choice for retractable coils. NYLOTUBE also offers high-impact resistance, even at subfreezing temperatures, and low moisture absorption to minimize dimensional instability.
Thermoplastic rubber (TPR) combines the processability of plastics with the flexibility and durability of rubbers. Typically more light weight and formable than rubber, TPR has been growing in acceptance for many applications over the last decade. TPR provides outstanding compression characteristics, making it an ideal peristaltic pump tubing. The material also offers excellent resistance to flex fatigue and tear. It maintains good flexibility to temperatures approaching -80°F. NewAge® Industries offers TPR in two grades to meet specific applications. FDA grade may be selected from two durometers — 64A or 80A — to meet your requirements. It is natural in color and suitable for most clean needs, such as food and beverage or pharmaceuticals. Black-colored industrial grade is available in 64A durometer. This formulation offers exceptional resistance to U.V., ozone, and other chemicals. It is well suited for outdoor use.
At this time raw materials for fluoropolymer tubing are experiencing price and supply volatility. Certain sizes may also experience shortages. Call for current status.
Fluoropolymers are some of the most versatile engineering materials known and, since their discovery over 60 years ago, have been used in nearly every field of modern industry, technology, and science. Their non-stick properties became commonly recognized by the consuming public when E. I. DuPont began marketing his “Teflon®” brand product for use on cookware, as a fiber treatment for stain resistance, and in other household applications. Fluoropolymer material is recognized for its excellent resistance to heat — up to 500°F continuously. Lesser known is its usefulness in extremely cold temperatures — well below -200°F. It will remain reasonably flexible to -110°F. Because fluoropolymers are almost universally inert to industrial chemicals and solvents, their use for corrosion protection has become one of their largest growth areas. With few exceptions, fluoropolymer tubing can handle virtually any corrosive chemical in use today.
Known for its resistance to oils and chemicals, this remarkable material retains its good mechanical and chemical resistance properties at extremely high temperatures better than any other known elastomer. Viton is also a standout material in its resistance to weather-related aging and ozone. In fact, samples weathered in direct Florida sunlight showed little or no change in properties or appearance after 13 years of exposure. Viton’s fluid resistance far exceeds that of most other synthetic rubbers. It is resistant to hydrocarbons such as benzene, carbon tetrachloride, toluene, and xylene — fluids that normally act as solvents on rubber, disintegrating the material; leading to tubing failure. Engineers looking for exceptional resistance to petroleum-based fuels, oils, lubricants, and mineral acids at elevated temperatures will often turn to Viton, because most other thermoplastics cannot meet the necessary resistance levels.
Latex natural rubber tubing has been used extensively in the health care industry for many years. From there it has expanded into the food, toy, instrumentation, and sporting goods fields. Known for its extreme flexibility, latex is among the most flexible and elastic rubber materials in use today. Resiliency is another quality of latex tubing, allowing it to maintain memory after repeated bending, stretching, or pulsating forces. Latex also withstands repeated sterilization with either steam, Ethylene Oxide, or gamma radiation. There are no added plasticizers, coagulants, or fillers to migrate and contaminate the stream or cause tube hardening.
NewAge® Industries offers a broad line of tubing and hose products made from this versatile material, including platinum cured silcone tubing and silicone hose to ensure the least possible extractables. Our state-of-the-art, clean room is designed for manufacturing products particularly suited to medical and pharmaceutical applications. Also, our industrial grades offer exceptional performance at relatively lower costs.Silicone tubing has long been used for medical tubing, as it meets the medical industry’s requirements for cleanliness and non-toxicity. Another of silicone’s major features — resistance to extreme temperature variations — has enabled its use in applications where a flexible tubing is needed to handle temperatures not possible with other plastics or rubbers.A rubber-like thermoset material, silicone tubing and hose is extremely pliable and elastic, and it is not altered by the effects of weather. It generally exhibits inertness toward U.V., radiation, and ozone making it an excellent choice for electrically-associated applications.
At NewAge® Industries, application specifics often lead the way to tubing and hose developments. Performance needs are researched, and characteristics that are specially suited to meet certain tubing and hose requirements are produced. While Hytrel-lined PVC may not have as broad an appeal as our standard stock products, it is frequently required for particular applications.Hytrel-lined PVC is a co-extruded tubing. The inner core of Hytrel is extruded first, then farther down the production line, the outer jacket of PVC is extruded around the inner core. This product is typically applied where different performance requirements for the inside and the outside of the tube are needed. For instance, the oil resistance of Hytrel may be needed for an application in a harsh environment, where the durability of PVC is well suited.