Flexible Plastic Tubing

What is flexible plastic tubing?

Flexible plastic tubing is tubing for purposes such as manufacturing, home and medical use that is created using PVC heated to such a temperature that it melts, then sets in the desired shape (for the purposes of this article a tube of no specified length, thickness or specific purpose) but part of the advantages of flexible plastic tubing it’s ability to be adapted for requisition.

What are the practical applications of flexible plastic tubing?

Industrial – thanks to the ability to be created in many different types of shapes, thickness, sizes, and also it’s ability to be heat (to certain temperatures) and chemical resistant, flexible plastic tubing are able to be used in a multitude of manufacturing environments for a large range of industries.

Medical – sterile flexible plastic tubing are often seen on respirators and humidifiers and a varity of other medical, including dental purposes.

What advantages are there of using flexible plastic tubing?

Flexibility (funny that) but in all seriousness, this is an invaluable addition to plastic tubing and its appropriateness over all applications.  It means an adaptability that can make it perfectly suitable for many kinds of manufacturing purposes and uses. It’s easy to cut to specified lengths, can be make in differing thicknesses without actually really compromising on the quality of tubing.

Durability – flexible doesn’t have to mean weak or substandard. The design, development and bonding seen in flexible plastic tubing gives it a strength and level of resistance that make it an obvious choice for manufacturing purposes without having to be replaced frequently.

Lightweight – Flexible plastic tubing when compared to its potential counterparts just wins, hands down.

Cost effective – the costs of manufacturing flexible plastic tubing against metal tubing is clearly more cheaper. The materials dont cost as much, the ability to tailor the product, and ship / deliver the product is far less because it so much lighter.

Chemical resistant – so great for a plethora of uses without having to worry about chemical spills, reactions or melting thereby endangering the health of those in close proximity. Make sure the flexible plastic tubing is approved and of good quality. Not all products are created equal.

Holds in moisture – so there shouldn’t be any leaks, spills, waste or hassle, which is probably what one would be after from their flexible plastic tubing. Why have tubing if it doesn’t matter where the products or by-products go?

What drawbacks might need to be considered with flexible plastic tubing?

Potentially there may be drawbacks for some kinds of flexible plastic tubing in regards to incredibly high temperatures. Check with the manufacturer as to the safe use temperature range for the product. Similarly, with certain chemicals the tubing may react so again, check the suitability for the flexible plastic tubing if there are any concerns.

What else should be considered with flexible plastic tubing?

Flexible plastic tubing may be the perfect economical way for turning a manufacturing issue into a tailored solution.