Due to their beneficial qualities ether and ester based polyurethane tubing products are commonly utilized within the medical industry. Each material's unique chemical composition directly affects their performance and durability, allowing them to be used for differing applications. Both ether and ester based polyurethane tubing products deliver beneficial qualities that provide versatility for a wide range of applications.

Contact us for more information regarding our ether and ester polyurethane tubing products, or call us at 888-373-9233 and we will gladly assist you with your questions. Freelin-Wade is your trusted source for high quality standard and custom ether- and ester-based polyurethane tubing products.

Ether vs. Ester Polyurethane Tubing Material Advantages

Ether based polyurethane materials perform differently than ester based polyurethane products under similar conditions. That is why it is important to consider your application’s environmental conditions before committing to either type of PU product. For example, ether polyurethane tubing performs best in below freezing conditions, while ester polyurethane withstands higher temperatures for longer periods.

Ether Polyurethane Beneficial Qualities

Ether based PU tubing is resistant to a wide range of conditions including humidity, moisture, fungi, kinking, abrasion, and chemicals. Some of the advantages that ether based polyurethane tubing provides includes:
  • UV resistant
  • Absorbs shock
  • Excellent abrasion and tear resistance
  • Good chemical resistance
  • Low water absorption, excellent choice for pneumatic applications
  • Mold resistant
  • Does not build-up heat

Ester Polyurethane Beneficial Qualities

Ester based polyurethane tubing offers excellent dielectric strength and wear resistance, but is not as resistant to moisture when compared to the Ether material. Some of the advantages that ester based polyurethane provides include:
  • Withstands higher temperatures longer than Ether
  • Better fuel resistance than Ether
  • Good chemical resistance
  • Higher rebound

Ether PU Tubing Options

At Freelin-Wade we stock a wide range of ether based polyurethane tubing products. Our ether based PU tubing provides numerous beneficial qualities and can be used for a wide range of applications, especially pneumatic air lines.  We offer the following types of ether based polyurethane tubing products:

Custom Ester PU Tubing Options

At Freelin-Wade, our design and engineering experts can custom manufacture ester based polyurethane tubing based on your project’s exact specifications. Our ester based PU custom tubing products can incorporate the following options: If you are looking to purchase custom ester based polyurethane tubing, please fill out a contact us form and we will quickly respond to your request.

Contact Freelin-Wade for Ether- and Ester-Based Polyurethane Tubing Today

Contact us for more information regarding our ether polyurethane tubing and custom ester polyurethane tubing options, or call us at 888-373-9233 and we will gladly assist you with your specific Ether vs. Ester Polyurethane Tubing questions. Freelin-Wade is your trusted source for advanced PU tubing products.