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Plastic Tubing & Flexible Tubing Products
This website describes in-stock plastic tubing, flexible tubing, hoses, pneumatic tubing, and accessories which can be ordered direct and ships the next day. We also do what we call "variations." Most plastic tubing variations involve taking our in-stock plastic tubing and personalizing it to our customer’s specifications. This includes coiling, bonding, cutting, special packaging, or printing.
Because we are a plastic & flexible tubing manufacturer, there are even more variations possible. Specifically, if there is a custom size, shape or color that you need, we’ll make it.
Contact us for all your flexible plastic and pneumatic tubing needs.
Polyurethane Pneumatic Tubing
Tubing that cracks or corrodes will lead to increased costs down the road. Pneumatic tubing made from polyurethane resists kinks, chemicals and abrasions. It’s extremely flexible with excellent memory for coiled tubing applications. Freelin-Wade polyurethane tubing comes in four hardnesses making, it suitable for pneumatic applications that use push-to-connect fittings or barbs.
Other Types of Pneumatic Tubing
Freelin-Wade specializes in the extrusion of small diameter (less than 1” OD) flexible plastic tubing for pneumatics. Though polyurethane tubing is our most popular product, we also extrude resins such as:
Static Dissipative Polyurethane
Other specialized compounds
Most Flexible Tubing
Although we consider all of our plastic tubes to be flexible (more flexible than pipe), flexibility can be subjective. Polyurethane and PVC are the most flexible plastic tubing we produce. Polyurethane is also very abuse resistant and can withstand higher pressures when compared to PVC. We offer 4 different durometers (hardness) of Polyurethane exhibiting different characteristics. Polyurethane also has excellent memory and is a great choice for coiled or self-storing hose assemblies. For our PVC tubing, Freelin-Wade has chosen to use non-Phthalate PVC resins. There are new concerns about the safety of Phthalates as plasticizers.
Harder Plastic Tubing
Nylon, Polyethylene, FEP and Kynar are harder plastics. Tubing made from these materials will be less flexible, but still may be a better solution to piping. With the exception of Polyethylene, all of the above have good memory and can be made into self storing hoses.
Tubing for High Pressures and High Heat Applications
Nylon tubing is recognized as an industry standard for pneumatic tubing applications which require higher pressure and good heat / chemical resistance.
Tubing for Purity Applications
FEP and Kynar are typically used in high purity applications or where excellent chemical resistance is needed. FEP also has excellent heat resistance – up to 400F. Polyethylene is an economical choice and often used in liquid transfer because of their FDA compliance.
Custom Resin Supplier
Many of our customers have their own proven / certified plastic resins and rely on Freelin-Wade as a supplier partner. If you’re looking for a manufacturer who can help you secure the unique resin that you need, Freelin-Wade may offer a better solution – just give us a call or contact us with your material requirements.