Poly tubing means different things to different users because it covers such a wide breadth of products.
Do you require an extrusion with radiopaque materials? Then single lumen tubing is an ideal poly tubing selection.
Perhaps you need limitless options in manufacturing poly tubing because your application is complex and requires multiple channels, then multi-lumen clear tubing may work best.
The ability for customer tubing manufacturers to make poly tubing from a variety of thermoplastic materials adds to it being adaptable for a number of other uses. For example:
Polycarbonate is chosen when customers need toughness, clarity and high-heat tolerance are need from the poly tubing. This thermoplastic is often selected for poly tubing used in conduits or appliances.
Polyethylene is specified when small diameter poly clear tubing needs to be flexible and withstand repeated flexing with marginal negative impact. It has excellent chemical and gas resistance which makes it perfect for those in the medical industry.
Polypropylene tubing is quite versatile with a high heat tolerance and therefore is a perfect material for fiber spinning, laminating, injection molding, etc.
And when the poly tubing is going to be exposed to potential harsh conditions, polyurethane is select as it is abrasion and tear-resistant.
One of the key benefits of custom manufacturing poly tubing is its relatively low costs, and its compliance with FDA, USDA, NSF, and UL regulations. This makes it an ideal choice for leading industries when they need high performance and quality from their poly tubing.