Industrial Rubber Tubing
Industrial tubing is made of rubber and used for low compression force sealing and shock absorption. Choose soft, bendable tubes made of silicone, neoprene, or EPDM for sealing under low compression conditions. Other types of industrial tubes are made out of polymers and elastomers such as nylon, vinyl, Teflon, Latex, polyurethane, polycarbonate, or polypropylene.
Silicone tubing is an excellent choice for commercial and industrial applications with extreme temperature changes. Pliable and elastic, soft silicone tubing provides resistance to weather, ultraviolet (UV) light, and some chemicals. Silicone tubes are used to protect electronic enclosures, and may be specified for high-purity applications.
A durable synthetic resin, silicone rubber has a smooth inner surface for repeating cleaning and sterilization. Used in medical equipment, silicone tube is also popular with the food equipment industry. Colored silicone tubing, conductive silicone tubing, thin wall silicone tubing, and tubes made from RTV silicone are also available
Neoprene tubing remains flexible at low temperatures and is flame-resistant. Tough and durable, this rubber tubing provides strong cut-through and abrasion resistance and can withstand many common petroleum derivatives. Choose neoprene tubes for industrial applications that require rubber parts that must resist ozone, sunlight, and oxidation. Since some neoprene compounds meet safety requirements for flame, smoke, and toxicity (FST), neoprene tube is also used by the mass transit industry.
Plastic Tubing Materials
Plastic tubing can replace metal tubing in some industrial, commercial, and residential applications. Low-maintenance and cost-effective, plastics won’t rust and feature a smooth, clean, interior. Plastic materials can’t match the maximum temperatures and pressures of metals, but are stronger and rated for higher temperatures than some industrial buyers realize. Typically, polymers such as nylon, polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), polyurethane (PU), polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and vinyl are used.
Plastic Tubing Applications
Nylon tubing resists chemicals and corrosion, and is used with chemical solvents and flammable fluids. PE tubing resists hot and cold temperatures, and is used with non-potable water supplies such as sprinkler systems. PP tubing is used in vacuum systems and resists chemicals, UV, weathering, and ozone. PU tubing provides good abrasion resistance, high tensile strength, and low-temperature flexibility. PVC tubing is rigid, pressure resistant, and used in cold water supplies. Vinyl tubing resists a wide range of chemicals.
What Type of Industrial Tubing Do You Need?
Elasto Proxy supplies standard lengths of industrial tubing, and uses water jet cutting to create tube rings and application-specific lengths. We keep a wide variety of non-metallic tubes in stock, and can recommend the right rubber or plastic material for your application. How can we help you? For more information about our standard products, please visit the Industrial Tubing page of our website.