Silicone Tubing Manufacturers and Companies

IQS Directory provides a comprehensive list of silicone tubing manufacturers and suppliers. Use our website to review and source top silicone tubing manufacturers with roll over ads and detailed product descriptions. Find silicone tubing companies that can design, engineer, and manufacture silicone tubing to your companies specifications. Then contact the silicone tubing companies through our quick and easy request for quote form. Website links, company profile, locations, phone, product videos and product information is provided for each company. Access customer reviews and keep up to date with product new articles. Whether you are looking for manufacturers of platinum cured silicone tubing, large diameter silicone tubing's, closed cell silicone foam tubing's, or customized silicone tubing's of every type, this is the resource for you.

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  • Moving Forward with Silicone Tubing

    Ever heard of Frederick Kipping? Despite his significant contributions to science and modern society, probably not. From lubricants, kitchen utensils and electronic parts to contact lenses, body implants and hair conditioners, we depend on a little compound of inorganic and organic polymers we like to refer to as silicone. Silicone is used in a variety of forms, including grease, oil, resin and rubber. Silicone rubber, made-up of silicone, carbon, hydrogen and oxygen, is valued for its many beneficial characteristics, some of which include its resistance to environmental elements, such as...

  • Advantages of Silicone Tubes

    Silicone tube supplies have been providing silicone tubes for a variety of industries for decades. One of the most popular uses for the tubes is in the medical industry. The medical industry has strict requirements for cleanliness and non-toxicity that make it a challenge to find products that meet the requirements set by the industry. Luckily, silicone meets all of the requirements. Silicone offers many advantages over other materials, such as natural rubber. Silicone will not cause allergic reactions in patients like some rubberproducts. Silicone is also impermeable, and will...

  • Silbrade Silicone Hose Handles Pressure Applications and Temperature Extremes

    by NewAge Industries, Inc. Braid Reinforcement Enhances Capabilities Southampton, PA Silbrade silicone hose from NewAge Industries offers a unique combination of performance properties for fluid transfer applications. Typical uses include chemical feed, bottle filling, deionized water transfer, food handling, beverage service, viscous material handling, laboratory, resin feeds, and adhesive lines. It is also used as protective jacketing. Flexible Silbrade hose is reinforced for higher pressure applications and resistant to temperature variations. Its construction open mesh polyester braiding incorporated within walls of silicone tubing enables its use in pressure applications that...

  • FDA Approved Silicone Sponge for Custom-Fabricated Rubber Products

    John Rye Branch Manager at Elasto Proxy Food grade silicones are used in food processing facilities and industrial kitchens to help keep food items from coming into contact with equipment surfaces. Products include non-stick baking molds, pads, and trays; sanitary door seals for refrigerators, freezers, mixers, and ovens; and protective rubber profiles for the sharp edges on stainless steel surfaces such as food prep tables. A type of synthetic rubber, silicone is an inert compound that will not react with food products or food ingredients. This flexible, durable synthetic...

  • Silcon® Silicone Tubing from NewAge® Industries – a Flexible Fluid Transfer Solution for Fluctuating Temperatures

    February 19, 2013                                                                                          For Immediate Release   Southampton, PA. – NewAge Industries’ Silcon tubing takes care of needs that other tubing materials can’t, which most notably is combining flexibility with temperature usage. This kind of tubing is found widely in the medical, food and beverage, electronic, and appliance markets. The silicone tubing can perform within a large temperature range spanning from -100 degrees to 500 degrees allowing it to be more universally used. Silcon is the perfect solution when flexible tubing is needed in addition...

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Silicone Tubing

Silicone tubing products are hollow channels used for the transmission of gases and liquids; they are composed of silicone rubber, which is a synthetic rubber material. Surgical tubing is often made of silicone because of silicone’s chemical inertness. Silicone tubing manufacturers offer medical-grade and industrial-grade silicone tubes or hose.

One branch in the silicone tubing family tree, platinum cured silicone tubing, is fast becoming the top choice for medical, biotech, pharamaceutical and food and drink processes. Silicone platinum curing, or room temperature vulcanization (RTV), does not produce peroxides or ketones, unlike traditional peroxide curing. The ethanol by-product of silicone platinum curing is easily removed. The silicone tubing formed by platinum-cured material may not be as strong as peroxide-cured silicone, but it has fewer potential leachables, a smoother surface, less protein binding and better clarity. The main deficiency of silicone tubing is its poor shape memory; if deformed, silicone will keep its deformation instead of returning to its original shape. In this way, latex tubing and other synthetic tubing materials can be better choices than silicone. Still, silicone’s many favorable qualities make it an excellent choice in many applications.

Silicone tubing can be formed in several ways, but one of the most widely used methods is rubber extrusion. Rubber extrusion is the process of using a die to shape rubber materials into usable products. The process of silicone extrusion begins with a collection of raw silicone in a hopper suspended above a conveyance channel. Within that conveyance channel is a long shearing screw. When the rubber is released into the conveyance channel, it is forced down the channel by the screw. As the screw turns, it heats and pressurizes the silicone, causing it to become molten. Once molten, the silicone is ready to be extruded. At the end of the conveyance channel is an extrusion die, which is a metal plate with a specially shaped hole cut through it. When the silicone is forced through the die, it takes the die’s shape. When it emerges on the other side of the die, the silicone has become newly extruded silicone tubing. The tubing can then be cut to the appropriate length and either prepared for shipment to customers or sent for additional processing if necessary.

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