Vinyl Tubing Manufacturers and Companies

IQS Directory provides a comprehensive list of vinyl tubing manufacturers and suppliers. Use our website to review and source top vinyl tubing manufacturers with roll over ads and detailed product descriptions. Find vinyl tubing companies that can design, engineer, and manufacture vinyl tubing to your companies specifications. Then contact the vinyl 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 clear vinyl tubing, square vinyl tubing, vinyl hose, or customized vinyl tubing of every type, this is the resource for you.

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  • The Many Applications for Plastic Tubing

    Translucent plastic tubing is a type of clear plastic tubing that allows a clear view of the contents inside the tube. Clear tubes provide many advantages over solid tubes, because it is easy to see the fluid traveling through the tubes and it is easy to identify any clogs in the tubes. The medical industry and a variety of other industries use clear tubes for a variety of uses, from blood IVs to the injection of liquids in the manufacturing of food products. Translucent plastic tubing also has a wide...

  • The Versatility of Vinyl Tubing

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Vinyl Tubing

Vinyl tubing products are hollow channels that are completely or primarily constructed of vinyl plastic. The word vinyl describes any material that belongs to the vinyl group of chemicals. The most commonly produced and used vinyl-based plastic product is polyvinyl chloride, or PVC. PVC is a versatile, strong, durable plastic that can be formed into many shapes and used for many purposes.

The most common vinyl tube, PVC, is a particularly appropriate plastic for the fabrication of tubing because of its resistance to many corrosive solvents and abrasives; it is even sometimes used to transfer hydrocarbons, which are particularly volatile. Vinyl tubing can be an excellent choice for transferring gasses, water and many other liquids because of its capacity to withstand pressure changes. Because vinyl in its unprocessed state is near-transparent, vinyl can be engineered to near transparency, which makes it an excellent choice in applications where close monitoring or measuring of tube contents is important. Health care applications of tubing, for example, often require easy monitoring of intravenous treatment equipment. Vinyl’s corrosion resistance, combined with its electrical non-conductivity, natural combustion-resistance and non-toxicity make it a good choice for transportation of demanding materials. Vinyl tubing is also used in brewing, pool operation, food processing, waste water management and many other applications.

Like most other plastic tubing products, vinyl tubing is most commonly produced through extrusion. Plastic extrusion is the process by which raw plastic materials are thermoformed (heat formed). The plastic extrusion process begins with a collection of raw plastic material that is placed in a hopper suspended above a conveyance channel. A long screw within the conveyance channel forces the plastic material toward a die. A die is a specially designed tool that is used to shape raw materials into a usable product. In the case of plastic tube extrusion, the die features a hole and a pin set in a metal plate. The plastic material, which is heated by the friction caused by the turning screw, is forced through the hole in the die, which causes the plastic to take the die’s shape. The plastic emerges on the other side of the die as plastic tubing, after which it is allowed to cool and harden. At this point, the newly formed tubing is cut to length and prepared for shipping or sent for additional processing. In the case of vinyl tubing, depending on the application, additional processing like coloring may be required. Many tubes are also labeled to allow observers to determine the tubes’ contents easily.

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