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Metric Polyethylene LLDPE Tubing

  • Metric Polyethylene (LLDPE) Tubing

Linear Low Density Polyethylene (Metric LLDPE) is blended form of LDPE. This form of polyethylene tubing provides much more flexibility, tensile strength, and more conformability. Metric LLDPE tubing is also the most flexible of the plastic sheeting films, while providing increased softness and pliability. Metric LLDPE is used for numerous applications and can be blended into other films to give them more flexibility and extra strength.
 
Metric LLDPE tubing’s greatest advantage over standard low density polyethylene (LDPE) is its superior environmental crack resistance, or ESCR. Environmental stresses that can affect the longevity of LDPE tubing include chemical exposure, aging, connection to barb-type fittings, and high-vibration connections with compression fittings.
 
At Freelin Wade our Metric LLDPE tubing can withstand 500-plus hours of exposure to IGEPAL solution, per ASTM D-1693 ESCR tests. Metric LLDPE tubing also resists cracking when used with compression or push-to-connect fittings. All colors of Freelin-Wade Metric LLDPE tubing comply with FDA regulation 21 CFR 177.1520(c) for food contact applications. Contact us for more information regarding our linear low density polyethylene tubing options, or call us at 888-373-9233 with any questions that you may have.
 
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Metric LLDPE Tubing Features & Benefits

Metric LLDPE ultimately provides greater flexibility and greater stretch consistency than LDPE materials, which is how it can withstand heavy impact damage. When hit with a great amount of force, Metric LLDPE can flex and bend into the impact and then snap back into place, which provides better consistency than that of other types of softer plastics. 
 
When compared to low density polyethylene (LDPE), linear low density polyethylene tubing (Metric LLDPE) manufacturing products are extremely popular due to their high tensile strength and excellent impact and puncture resistance. Metric LLDPE plastic products also provide good chemical resistance and protection against stress cracking. Some of the other features and benefits associated with Metric LLDPE tubing, include:
  • Greater tensile strength than LDPE tubing
  • Higher burst pressure
  • Superior stress and crack resistance
  • High puncture resistance
  • Impermeable to gasses and moisture
  • Tasteless and odorless
  • Superior dielectric properties
  • Lightweight
  • Available in black, gray, red, green, blue, yellow, orange, clear, and purple

Metric LLDPE Tubing Applications

Linear low density polyethylene tubing material is highly regarded and is commonly used in a wide range of industries throughout the world. Some of the applications that benefit from the use of Metric LLDPE plastic material, include:
  • Flexible tubing
  • Liners
  • High performance bags
  • Plastic wraps
  • Pipes

Metric Linear Low Density Polyethylene (Metric LLDPE) vs Standard Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE)

The main difference between Metric LLDPE and LDPE plastic material can be observed at the molecular level. The cellular structure within Metric LLDPE tubing is tighter than that of LDPE, which makes it stronger and more pliable than LDPE. Metric LLDPE tubing’s greatest advantage over standard low density polyethylene (LDPE) is its superior environmental crack resistance, or ESCR. Environmental stresses that can affect the longevity of LDPE tubing include chemical exposure, aging, connection to barb-type fittings,  and high-vibration connections with compression fittings. Metric LLDPE is also more flexible than standard LDPE plastic material, while providing increased impact resistance.

Metric LLDPE Tubing Specifications

Linear low-density polyethylene tubing benefits from its unique qualities that set it apart from other types of plastic materials. The specifications for Metric LLDPE plastic, include:
  • Temperature Range: -40°F to 150°F (-40°C to 66°C) 
  • Vacuum Rating: to 28” Hg
  • Diameter Tolerance: ±0.004”
  • Durometer: 50 Shore D
  • Tube Markings: FW specifications
  • Working Pressure: 3:1 safety factor
  • Resin Compliance: FDA, NSF51

Metric LLDPE Plastic… FDA Compliant Tubing Material

Our linear low density polyethylene tubing is approved by the FDA for use with food and beverage, medical, and pharmaceutical applications.

Contact Freelin-Wade for Metric LLDPE Tubing

Freelin-Wade is a leading low density polyethylene tubing material supplier. We produce advanced quality, long lasting Metric LLDPE tubes for your project needs. Contact us today for Metric LLDPE tubing for your application.