Flexible Rubber Tubing Manufacturers and Companies

IQS Directory implements a thorough list of flexible rubber tubing manufacturers and suppliers. Utilize our listing to examine and sort top flexible rubber tubing manufacturers with previews of ads and detailed descriptions of each product. Any flexible rubber tubing company can design, engineer, and manufacture flexible rubber tubing to meet your companies specific qualifications. An easy connection to reach flexible rubber tubing companies through our fast request for quote form is provided on our website. The company information includes website links, company profile, locations, phone, product videos and product information. Customer reviews are available and product specific news articles. This source is right for you whether it's for a manufacturer of neoprene flexible tubing, flexible latex tubing, and soft flexible bladder rubber tubing.

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  • Feel the Burn: Rubber Tubing and Toning

    It's sort of amazing to think of all the possible applications for rubber tubing. Just off the top of my head I think of garden hoses, shower fixtures, and chemistry lab equipment. These are only a fraction of their uses, though. I can't say I use rubber tubing in these multiple ways on a daily basis, but I do use rubber tubing in one of its more domestically popular capacities almost daily, and that is in my exercise routine. Rubber tubing has become a favorite way for many people to...

  • Working Out the Kinks with Flexible Rubber Tubing

    Yoga is all the rage these days and my sister, being one of those annoyingly health-conscious individuals, hopped right on board without a second thought. It didn't take too long for the benefits of her yoga sessions to show, particularly when it came to her level of flexibility. The other day, for an example, she contorted her body in such an unnatural looking position, I could barely stand looking at her. I, in turn, attempted to touch my toes with my fingertips, and when realizing I couldn't even accomplish that,...

  • NewAge Industries Makes Two Promotions in Sales

    NewAge Industries, a fluid transfer specialist based in Southampton, PA, US has promoted Lawrence Morano and Stephen McDevitt, both members of the company's sales team. Morano has become Global Sales Manager for the company's AdvantaPure high purity products division. The role was previously held by Michael Allard, who was recently promoted to Sales Director. Morano's past experience, which includes outside sales positions for bioprocess and laboratory products sold to the biopharmaceutical industry and an extensive knowledge of single-use fluid transfer systems, is highly relevant to his new position, the company...

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Flexible Rubber Tubing

Flexible rubber tubing is designed to facilitate the transmission of liquids and gases through sharp bends or corners. It is made from natural or synthetic rubber and is usually tear resistant, durable and supple. In order to be shaped and bent in different ways, the tubing is soft and can be twisted, tied and stretched without cracking or becoming kinked. The walls of the tube are strong enough to support themselves while being thin enough to allow the maximum amount of fluid to pass through unrestricted.

Some materials used in rubber tubing are more flexible than others. Gum rubber is made from pure gum and is a natural rubber that exhibits high flexibility under stress. Latex tubing is also a natural substance that is flexible. High performance tubes made out of Viton or EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomers) are flexible to some degree but are more valued for their resiliency, durability and industrial applications. Because flow lines cannot always be designed in straight lines or direct paths, flexible rubber tubing is invaluable for delivering liquids and gases to places that are difficult to access or that are very small. For example, intravenous lines use flexible tubing to make the patient more comfortable; if a stiff tube was used, the patient would need to remain still and would have a small range of motion.

Natural rubber is made from latex, a milky substance found in the bark of certain trees. When the bark is cut, latex drips out and can be collected. At the processing plant it is mixed with water and chemicals, which thicken it and add certain qualities such as color or buoyancy, as in the cases of black rubber tubing and neoprene tubing. Natural rubber is made up of isoprene monomers while synthetic rubber can be made up of many different kinds of molecules. After the rubber has been mixed it is given its shape. For rubber tubes, there are three main ways this is done: molding, extrusion and dipping. Liquid rubber can be poured in a mold and pressed into place; for tubes, this is done in halves that are later attached. Rubber extrusion involves forcing raw rubber material through an extrusion die. The third method is used most frequently for latex tubing. A cylinder of the desired diameter is dipped into the rubber mixture and slid off when dry. After any of these processes, the rubber is dried and cured. Some tubing undergoes vulcanization, which is the process applying heat and sulfur to a rubber in order to improve its qualities of strength and durability.

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