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Latex Tubing Manufacturers and Companies

IQS Directory is a top industrial directory listing of leading industrial latex tubing manufacturers and suppliers. Access our comprehensive index to review and source latex tubing manufacturers with preview ads and detailed product descriptions. These latex tubing companies can design, engineer and manufacture latex tubing to your specifications and application need. A quick and easy to use request for quote form is provided for you to contact these latex tubing manufacturers and suppliers. Each company has detailed profile information, locations, phone number, website links, product videos and product information defined. Read customer reviews and product specific news articles. We are the right resource for your information requirement whether its for a manufacturer of surgical latex tubing, thin wall latex tubing, vulcanized latex tubing's.

  • Southampton, PA 800-506-3924

    We are rubber tubing experts, and we have been since our founding in 1954. We serve the entire world with quality tubing products right from the heart of Pennsylvania. We know how important quality is to you, which is why we go above and beyond basic requirements to provide you with the tools you need to succeed. Contact us today to find out more!

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  • Littleton, MA 800-882-3666

    Atlantic Rubber Company is your full service source for high-quality precision products. When it comes to black rubber tubing, their engineering staff has the experience and expertise needed to make the exact product to meet all of your requirements and specifications. Pure Gum rubber is also available, which is versatile and reliable. For additional information about their products and services, give them a call today!

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  • Stuart, FL 772-286-9278

    Our latex tubing products are the best in the industry. That is because we are dedicated to finding the highest quality latex in the world. We offer a wide range of sizes, thicknesses and mixtures to suit needs in every industry from the medical industry to the automotive industry. We stand behind our products because we know they are the best. Find out more when you contact us today!

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  • Cleveland, OH 440-238-3009

    GSH industries, being one of the leading manufacturers in plastic and rubber extrusions, aims to enhance the value of our company by using the strengths of our employees, suppliers, and integrated operations .We provide various types of latex tubing to industries all over the world. Call us today to learn about our wide product line.

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  • Tinley Park, IL 800-662-1009

    Latex and natural rubber is just one of the many materials that we offer here at Aero Rubber. Our team has the knowledge and expertise to help you determine whether latex is the right material for your application. We can customize our latex tubing in-house, allowing for far more flexibility and options. As an ISO 9001:2015 certified company, our promise is that you will receive rubber tubing that is consistent in quality every time.

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  • Chicago, IL 800-782-7776

    Accurate Products will satisfy your exact specifications for custom die cut parts of various materials, including sheet rubber, open & closed cell sponge, silicone, polyurethane foam, cork, felt, fibre, electrical grade paper, FDA & MIL spec materials. For superior die cut seals, gaskets, bumper pads, barriers, packing, diaphragms & more, trust our short lead time, great-priced service!

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Latex Tubing

Latex tubing and latex tubing products are hollow channels made of latex. Their purpose is to convey liquids and gases. Commonly, the term “latex” is used in reference to raw rubber latex, a naturally occurring substance found in a number a plant species, in particular the the Pará rubber tree. More technically, however, latex, which may also be produced synthetically, is a stable dispersion (emulsion) of polymer microparticles in an aqueous solvent. Whether latex tubing is made from natural rubber material or synthetic rubber material, it is very useful and heavily applied in a number of industries, among them manufacturing, food and beverage service and healthcare and medicine.

To make latex tubing, manufacturers may use a number of different methods, the most common of which are extrusion and dipping, also known as mandrel curing. To successfully extrude latex, manufacturers enlist a rubber extruder, which is a piece of forming equipment made specifically to shape rubber. Mainly, rubber extruders are set apart by their die, a metal plate with a hole in it through which material is forced in order to take its designated shape. All extruders use dies, but the rubber extruder die is made specially so that it can continuously form rubber into useful rubber products. The extrusion process, of course, does not begin and end with the die. Rather, the die is just part of the process as a whole, which begins with the collection of raw latex. After the collection of the latex, the process continues when manufacturers dump it into a hopper that is suspended above a conveyance channel. When they are ready, the manufacturers allow the raw latex to be released into the conveyance channel. Once inside, the rubber is forced through the channel by a long, turning shearing screw. As it turns, the turning screw generates friction that in turn creates pressure and heat. Thus, by the time the rubber reaches the end of the tunnel, it has become molten. At the end of the channel, now molten, the latex is forced through the die, where it takes its shape, and then emerges on the other side as newly extruded latex tubing. After the latex tubing has cooled and hardened, it is removed from the extruder and cut to length and then either sent on for additional processing or prepared for shipment. The other common tubing fabrication method, dipping, is much simpler. Using this method, manufacturers take a cylindrical tube or rod, known as a mandrel, dip it into a pool full of liquid latex and then remove it. After being dipped, the mandrel is left with residual latex that dries in its shape. Once the latex has fully dried, manufacturers separate it from the mandrel. The newly formed latex tubing is then sent on to the next step in its processing.

Latex tubing has many positive qualities that make it popular in the formation of a variety of products in the consumer, commercial and industrial markets. First, latex tubing, especially latex tubing derived from natural latex, is incredibly elastic. This is helpful not only when the tubing is being stretched and bent during formation, but if and when it is encountering impact, vibrations and other things that could fracture or break other types of tubing. Second, pure latex tubing has no fillers, plasticizers or coagulants, which means that no such substances will contaminate the fluids passing through it. Third, the walls of latex tubing are very smooth, both inside and outside. This feature both decreases the chances of buildup and/or crust and increases ease of flow. Fourth, latex tubing displays exceptional fortitude and holding-on strength when adhered to connectors. Despite the many wonderful qualities of latex tubing, it should be noted that some people can develop an allergy to latex, particularly natural latex, so it must be carefully applied and, sometimes, it must be substituted for something else. In the healthcare industry, for example, where surgical tubing is prevalent, healthcare professionals must sometimes switch out tubing made of natural latex with tubing made of a polymer-based synthetic, silicone.

Latex tubing is fairly inexpensive and easy to produce and interested parties can find tubing in a variety of different lengths, diameters and wall thicknesses. Latex tubing manufacturers also typically offer tubing made of similar materials like neoprene, pure gum rubber, synthetic rubber, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), silicone and polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE). To learn more about latex tubing and how it may benefit your application, or to get a quote, we encourage you to get in contact with one or more of the excellent manufacturers listed near the top of this page.

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