When it comes to developing and manufacturing custom plastic tubing to your individual specifications, no one does it better than Plastic Extrusion Technologies. We have more than 300 grades and types of plastic tubing that all meet – or exceed – the highest standards in the industry.
Plastic tubing can be designed for a wide variety of applications in a multitude of markets, including medical, chemical processing, industrial, retail, packaging, hardware, and food and beverage. Depending on your needs, certain resins can fulfill both NSF and FDA requirements.
Using proprietary tubing extrusion methods, we are able to customize through the following choices:
Plastic Tubing Materials
- Flexible Tubing: Polyurethane, Santoprene, FPVC, LDPE, LLDPE, Nylon 6
- Semi-Rigid Tubing: PP and HDPE
- Rigid Tubing: Polycarbonate, RPVC, ABS, high impact polystyrene HIPSand Acrylic
Plastic Tubing Colors
- Stock PMS color or custom match per your requirement
Plastic Tubing Shapes
Plastic Tubing Sizes
- Up to 12” outside diameter
Plastic Tubing Other
- Cut to length in-line or wound on spools or coils
- Hole punching
FAQs about plastic tubing
What is plastic tubing?
Plastic tubing is a flexible or rigid hollow cylinder made from various types of plastic materials. It is commonly used for conveying liquids, gases, and other materials in a wide range of industries and applications.
What are the different types of plastic tubing materials?
There are various types of plastic materials used for tubing, including PVC (polyvinyl chloride), PE (polyethylene), PP (polypropylene), TPE, nylon, and more. The choice of material depends on the specific application and the required properties.
What are the advantages of using plastic tubing over metal tubing?
Plastic tubing is often chosen over metal tubing because it is lightweight, corrosion-resistant, cost-effective, and can be easily customized. It is also less prone to scaling and can be used in applications where metal might react with the conveyed material.
What are the common applications of plastic tubing?
Plastic tubing is used in a wide range of applications, including plumbing, food and beverage processing, automotive systems, irrigation, pneumatic systems, warehouse, wire and cable conduit, and more.
How do I select the right plastic tubing for my application?
To choose the right plastic tubing, consider factors such as the material compatibility with the conveyed substance, temperature and pressure requirements, flexibility, chemical resistance, and environmental conditions.
Is plastic tubing suitable for high-pressure applications?
Some plastic tubing materials, such as reinforced PVC or nylon, can withstand high-pressure applications. However, it’s crucial to select tubing with the appropriate pressure rating for your specific needs.
Can plastic tubing be used for conveying drinking water?
Yes, plastic tubing made from materials like FDA-compliant PVC or PEX is safe for conveying drinking water. Ensure that the tubing you choose meets the necessary regulatory standards.
How do I connect plastic tubing?
Plastic tubing can be connected using various methods, including compression fittings, barbed fittings, push-to-connect fittings, and solvent welding (for PVC). The choice depends on the tubing material and application.
Is plastic tubing resistant to chemicals?
The chemical resistance of plastic tubing depends on the material used. Some plastics are highly resistant to chemicals, while others may not be. Always check the compatibility of the tubing with the specific chemicals it will be exposed to.
How do I clean and maintain plastic tubing?
Cleaning and maintenance procedures can vary depending on the application and tubing material. Generally, rinsing with water or a mild detergent solution is suitable for routine cleaning. Avoid harsh chemicals that may damage the tubing.