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What is Unreinforced Polythene Tubing and what are the Benefits of Using it?

Low Density Polythene Tube

Unreinforced polythene tubing is ideal for low pressure applications. As a result, these low-density polythene tubes are chiefly used in the pneumatic machinery, the brewing and food industries.

It is completely approved by REACH, RoHS and BSI ISO quality standards for conveying consumable products.

What are the benefits of using Polythene?

The main benefits of Polythene tubing are that it:

  • Is highly flexible
  • Is lightweight
  • Is durable
  • Allows for customisable tube solution
  • Is suitable for food and drink distribution
  • Is suitable for low pressure applications
  • Contains no plasticisers (additives that alter the plasticity, or the viscosity, of a material) are used
  • Doesn’t leave an odour
  • Doesn’t transfer a taste
  • Complies to the: Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemical Substances (REACH), Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) and BSI ISO compliant. 9001 compliant

What are Polythene tubes used for?

Polythene tubes are ideal for low pressure applications, used in pneumatic machinery and the brewing and food industries.

Pneumatic industry usage

They are ideal for the pneumatic industry because due to the fact that its properties are ideally for manufacturing from high quality, flexible, low density tubing, making it a popular choice for transporting and conveying air and liquid.

Brewing and Food industry usage

They are ideal for the brewing and food industry because of their REACH, RoHS and BSI ISO compliance.

As polythene tubing doesn’t rely on plasticiser for flexibility, the chance of chemicals leaching into food & drink products is reduced, it makes it a safe and completely approved tubing for food conveyance.

Length & Colour information

The standard coil lengths we supply are in 30 metres, however if you are looking for alternative coil lengths, we provide customised solutions so our sales team will be happy to talk about your options.

All tube sizes are also available in the following colours:

  • Black
  • Natural / Clear
  • Blue
  • Red
  • Yellow
  • Green

Working pressures

Working pressures are based on the short term burst pressure calculated at 20°C using a 4:1 safety factor.

They can be used at temperatures up to 55°C; however, please note at lower temperatures the tube will become less flexible.

Not sure if this is the right product for you?

If you are still not sure if this is the right product for your needs please do not hesitate to contact us for more information or do call us for a friendly chat with our expert sales team.

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