Neoprene Tubing Manufacturers and Companies

IQS Directory provides an extensive list of neoprene tubing manufacturers and suppliers. Utilize our website to review and source neoprene tubing manufactures with our easy-to-use features which allow you to locate neoprene tubing companies that will design, engineer, and manufacture neoprene tubing for your exact specifications. Our request for quote forms make it easy to connect with leading neoprene tubing manufacturers. View company profiles, website links, locations, phone number, product videos, customer reviews, product specific news articles and other production information. We are a leading manufacturer directory who will connect you with the right manufacturers whether you are looking for neoprene tube sleeves, neoprene foam tubing's, or neoprene coated nylon hoses.

  • Southampton, PA

    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

    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

    Manufacturer of standard and custom rubber tubing. Made of EPDM, neoprene, nitrile, dense, recovery sponge rubber and silicone compounds. Secondary processes such as die cutting, notching, and glue splicing are offered. Products can be shipped in one or two days.

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  • Strongsville, OH

    Established in 1986, GSH Industries supplies plastic, aluminum and rubber tubing to an array of industries including automotive, consumer, marine and electrical. We produce rubber parts from many different materials including Viton®, Nitrile, Buna N, Silicone, SBR, EPDM and more. Our tooling capabilities allow us to create intricate profiles ensuring rubber goods are of the highest quality.

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  • Danbury, CT

    Since 1963, we have concentrated on elastomers. Specifically, we are a full service custom rubber tubing manufacturer that produces engineered high performance elastomers such as extrusions, moldings, rubber tubing and custom assemblies. We offer silicone tubing in many compounds, as well as rubber hose, Viton tubing and EPDM tubing. Your tubing will be fabricated to exacting tolerances.

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Neoprene Tubing

Neoprene tubing is a type of tubing, or hollow channels, made from synthetic rubber known more precisely as polychloroprene. In addition to conveying gasses and liquids, as do most tubes, neoprene tubing can also be used to protect wires and chemicals. In comparison to other rubber tubing, such as surgical tubing or latex tubing, neoprene tubing has thick walls and good levels of flexibility. It is also stretchable, buoyant, waterproof, lightweight, flame resistant, heat resistant, and abrasion resistant.

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Neoprene Tubing Design

As was first mentioned, neoprene tubing is made from the synthetic rubber of the same name, which is in turn made up of repeating molecules known as monomers. To enhance its qualities or give it additional qualities, other ingredients can be added to raw neoprene powder before it is formed into the tubing. Ingredients like these can provide color, increased elasticity, and countless other beneficial properties. That is why neoprene tubing is available in a wide range of colors, with black tubing being the most commonly requested. It is also available in the foamed form, a form that is especially useful for increased shock protection and insulation. Not only can neoprene tubing be given new colors, consistencies, and levels of elasticity, but it can also be manufactured to heat shrink. Heat shrink tubes are designed to shrink by 50% when exposed to temperatures of adequate heat. In doing so, they provide a very tight covering to the materials inside them. This quality is sought after for gas and liquid transference applications and for applications in which the heat shrinking tubes can act as connectors of joints or seams in wires, cables, or other rubber tubes.

Rubber Extrusion Process

Neoprene tubing is most often fabricated through the rubber extrusion process, though it may also be dipped or molded. Rubber extrusion works much like other extrusion processes, except that the metal die involved is designed specially to work with rubber products. In short, the process as a whole works by forcing molten rubber material through the extrusion die, where the rubber takes on its shape. Dipping is a much simpler method than rubber extrusion. During dipping, manufacturers take a cylindrical tube or rod, known as a mandrel, dip it into a pool full of liquid rubber, in this case neoprene, and then remove it. After being dipped, the mandrel is left with a residual coating of neoprene, which dries in its shape. Once the neoprene has fully dried, manufacturers separate it from the mandrel. Then, newly formed neoprene tubing is then sent on to the next step in its processing. Molding, which may refer to (among others) injection molding or compression molding, broadly involves taking heated or molten neoprene, placing it in a mold cavity or die, closing said mold or die, and then forcing it into the shape of the mold via the application of heat and pressure. After a tube is molded, like in other forming processes, it is allowed to harden and cool and then is sent on for more processing.

Applications of Neoprene Tubing

Neoprene is quite well-suited to automotive, marine, and aerospace applications because neoprene is particularly resistant to hydraulic fluids, lubricating oils, solvents and petroleum-based products, all of which are frequently used in and around automobiles, watercraft, and aircraft. In addition, it works well with gasses and liquids, including refrigeration freon gasses, carbon dioxide, chlorine, and ozone. Neoprene tubing is also used for applications including the insulation and shock protection of wire bundles and cables, the coverage of wire bundles and cables exposed to extreme marine and/or outdoor environments, and other applications of all temperature ranges that call for high performance flexible tubing. All in all, neoprene tubing is used for applications in aerospace, automotive, chemical, hydraulic, marine, medical, military, pharmaceutical, pneumatic, and specialty industries.

Standards and Specifications for Neoprene Tubing

Tube manufacturers have a great level of control over both the physical and mechanical properties of the neoprene tubing they produce. In addition to color, elasticity, and heat resistance properties, manufacturers can make tubes of nearly any length, width, or tolerance. To make sure the product they sell is up to code and safe, manufacturers may also make neoprene tubing to adhere to the requirements of organizations and/or sets of standards such as UL, SAE International, ASTM International, JIS, FDA/NSF, MIL-Specs, and USP. Typical temperatures within which neoprene tubing can operate range from -45° and 300°. To get started with a quality manufacturer, turn to any one of the companies listed on this page. Learn about the services they can provide by reaching out to one or more of them today!

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