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Plastic Tubing & Flexible Tubing Products

Standard & Customized Plastic Tube

Freelin-Wade offers a wide variety of high quality, in-stock plastic tubing, flexible tubing, hoses, pneumatic tubing, and related accessories. All our products are available for next-day shipping to get you the flexible plastic tube you need ASAP.

In addition to our huge inventory of “standard” plastic tubing and flexible tubing, we also offer customized plastic tubing variations. We take our in-stock plastic tubing and tailor it to our customer’s specifications. Special processes for plastic tube variations include coiling,  bonding, cutting, special packaging, and custom printing. As specialists in plastic and flexible tubing manufacturing, we can also provide the tube you need in custom sizes, profiles, and colors. Whatever you need, we can create!

Contact Freelin-Wade for flexible plastic and pneumatic tubing for your unique application. Download our free plastic tubing catalog for more information.

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Plastic Tubing Resins

Freelin-Wade extrudes plastic tubing and plastic tubing variations from a range of high performance resins. Each material exhibits unique characteristics that make it better suited to specific uses. Contact us to discuss the material requirements for your plastic tubing application—we will work with you to select the best and most effective resin for your unique needs.

  • Polyurethane Tubing: Our proprietary, Ether-based Fre-Thane® is our most versatile plastic tubing. Highly flexible with excellent memory, Fre-Thane® polyurethane tubing is available in a rainbow of colors. This option also provides the most variation possibilities of any of our plastic tubing.
  • PVC Tubing: Clear, lightweight, and highly flexible, PVC (polyvinylchloride) tubing is the ideal choice for hospital and food-grade applications. We offer PVC flexible tubing in standard and reinforced varieties.
  • Polyethylene Tubing: All of our polyethylene tubing is chemical resistant, FDA-approved for food contact, and manufactured from a linear low density formula. For superior flexibility, check out our newly-developed Liquiflex-POE™ plastic tubing.
  • Nylon Tubing: Strong, lightweight, and flexible, nylon tubing is a great choice for applications that require resistance to heat, light (UV exposure), and corrosion.
  • Specialty Tubing: Freelin-Wade manufactures plastic tubing from a variety of specialty resins, including Kynar®, FEP, static-dissipative polyurethane, and our proprietary Spatter Guard SRT material.

Polyurethane Pneumatic Tubing 

Tubing that cracks or corrodes will lead to increased costs down the road. Freelin-Wade’s polyurethane pneumatic tubing resists kinks, chemicals, and abrasion. This highly flexible tubing exhibits excellent memory for coiled tubing applications. Our polyurethane tubing is available in four durometers, making it suitable for pneumatic applications that use push-to-connect fittings or barbs.

Other Flexible Pneumatic Tubing 

Freelin-Wade specializes in extruding small diameter (≤1” OD) flexible plastic tubing for pneumatic applications. Though polyurethane tubing is our most popular material option, we can extrude flexible pneumatic tubing from a variety of resins to meet your flexibility requirements.

Our Most Flexible Tubing

Although we consider all of our plastic tubes to be flexible (far more flexible than pipe), flexibility can be subjective. Polyurethane and PVC are the most flexible plastic tubing we produce.

We offer polyurethane tubing in four different durometers (hardnesses), each exhibiting different characteristics. In general, polyurethane tube has excellent memory, and is a great choice for coiled or self-storing hose assemblies; it is also highly abuse resistant and can withstand higher pressures than PVC.

For our non-braided PVC flexible tubing, Freelin-Wade uses only non-Phthalate PVC resins, as there are numerous concerns about the safety of Phthalates as plasticizers.

 

Harder Plastic Tubing Resins

Our nylon tubing, polyethylene tubing, FEP tubing, and Kynar® tubing are all made from harder plastic resins. Tubing made from these materials will be less flexible, but are often superior to piping. With the exception of polyethylene, all of these resins exhibit good memory and can be made into self-storing hoses.

Tubing for High Pressures & High Heat Applications 

Nylon tubing is recognized as the industry standard for pneumatic tubing applications which require higher pressure and good heat and chemical resistance.  

Tubing for Purity Applications

FEP and Kynar® are ideal for high purity applications or those where excellent chemical resistance is needed. FEP also offers excellent heat resistance, up to 400°F (204°C). Polyethylene tubing is an economical option that is often used in liquid transfer because of its FDA compliance.

Custom Resin Supplier 

Many of our customers have their own proven and/or 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. Contact us with your material requirements.

 

Contact Freelin-Wade for the Flexible Plastic Tubing You Need

Contact Freelin-Wade today for the plastic tubing or flexible tubing solution you need.