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A Look At The Different Types Of Plastic Tubing And Their Advantages

As someone in the manufacturing industry, you may come across a need for certain types of plastic tubing. Tubing made of plastic can serve an array of purposes, and the plastics the tubes are made of can determine the alignment with a planned use. Take a look at some of the common types of plastic tubing. 

Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)

PTFE is a type of fluoropolymer plastic tubing that is often sold under the brand name Teflon. PTFE is created from specific elastomers, which deliver a certain list of perks. However, the material is most known as being able to withstand hot, sticky, or thick fluids like syrup, grease, or oil. PTFE is also used in the creation of electrical tubing and insulative tubing. 


Ethyl Vinyl Acetate (EVA)

EVA plastic tubing is often used in place of vinyl because it can withstand exposure to things like grease or certain types of oils better than vinyl. EVA plastic tubing usually makes its way into pharmaceutical equipment, but can be found in a wide range of other applications as well. 


Polyamide (Nylon)

Nylon plastic tubing is one of the top types of plastic tubing used in industrial processes because it is incredibly resilient to exposure to stress, chemicals, and high temperatures You may find nylon tubing in pneumatic machines, large equipment pieces, and even vehicles. 


Polyethylene (PE)

PE is commonly used in the fabrication of plastic tubing used in the food and beverage industry, but it can just as easily be useful in laboratories and even chemical processing. The material is commonly used to make hoses inside automated drink dispensers, lab-testing equipment, and certain appliances. PE can be either high-density (HDPE) or low-density (LDPE) in form, and both have their own list of advantages for different applications. 


All in all, there are so many different types of plastic tubing that could make their way into your manufacturing processes. If you would like to know more about the plastics used to make plastic tubing, reach out to a supplier like Seiler Plastics for more information.