Flexible, lightweight and durable over a wide temperature range, our nylon tube is the go-to tube choice for a number of purposes such as pneumatic control systems, fuel lines, and food and beverage production lines.
What is Nylon Tube?
Nylon tubing is regarded highly for its exceptional stability, mechanical strength and resistance to chemical corrosion, nylon is considered to be one of the most versatile engineering materials.
This is why we use nylon 6/12 polymer to manufacture this tube. Heat and light stabilised to precise tolerances, it creates a flexible, lightweight and durable tube that possesses improved flow capabilities.
For use with higher temperatures and pressures, we can also manufacture semi-rigid nylon tube in all of the same sizes as our standard nylon tube.
Nylon Tube has the following benefits:
- Flexible over a wide temperature range
- Tough, Lightweight and durable
- Flexible for routing into tight spaces
- Chemical, moisture and abrasion resistant
- Corrosion resistant
- Low water resistance
- Withstand repeated flexing
- High resistance to vibration
- REACH, RoHS and BSI ISO 9001 compliant
- Improved flow capabilities
Semi-rigid option is available
Further to this Nylon Tubing has several features. These include:
High temperature resistance
Our nylon tubing can still maintain integrity with occasional use of up to 120°C and 140°C. Making it suitable for many hi-heat applications.
Low temperature resistance
To complement its high temperature resistant, Nylon tubing can also be used in environments of -40°C – again making it suitable for many applications.
High pressure resistance
If you are looking for great pressure resistance, then our nylon tubing is right for you; however, we can manufacture this in flexible and semi rigid materials depending on your bespoke needs. Please refer to our WP/BP charts.
High resistance to abrasion
As this tubing has a high abrasion resistance it makes it ideal for applications that need to carry liquids or gases. This will help to prevent accidental damage to the tubing that will cause leakages or spillages.
Additionally, as nylon tubing has a high resistance to abrasion, it also makes it ideal for applications where the tubing will be exposed to friction and wear, such as in automotive systems.
Nylon 12 Polymer
Our nylon tubing is made up of Nylon 12 which is a polymer. This is important as Nylon 12 offers great characteristics such as good resistance to abrasion,heat and cold to name a few.
What is Nylon Tubing made from?
Nylon tubing is a type of thermoplastic polymer tubing that has a number of benefits and uses in various industries. It is known for its flexibility, strength, and durability, making it an ideal choice for a wide range of applications.
How is Nylon Tubing made?
This tubing material is made by extruding nylon resin through a die to create a tube, which is then cooled and cut to the desired length.
High strength, abrasion resistant & durable
One of the key benefits of nylon tubing is its strength. Nylon is a highly durable material that can withstand high pressure, making it an excellent choice for high-pressure applications.
This strength is particularly important in applications where the tubing is exposed to high levels of stress, such as in hydraulic systems, fuel lines, and pneumatic systems.
Another important benefit of nylon tubing is its flexibility. Unlike rigid metal or plastic piping, nylon tubing is able to bend and conform to the shape of its surroundings, making it an ideal choice for applications where flexibility is required.
This flexibility is particularly important in applications where the tubing must be routed through tight spaces or around corners.
Anti vibration properties
Additionally, nylon tubing is able to absorb vibrations, reducing the amount of stress placed on connected components, making it ideal for applications where vibration is a concern.
High chemical resistance
Nylon tubing is also known for its resistance to a range of chemicals, making it an ideal choice for applications where the tubing will be exposed to harsh chemicals. Nylon has a high resistance to a range of chemicals, including fuels, oils, and solvents, making it ideal for use in automotive systems and fuel lines.
Additionally, nylon is resistant to UV light, making it ideal for outdoor applications where it may be exposed to the sun.
In terms of applications, nylon tubing is used in a wide range of industries and applications.
In the automotive industry, it is used in fuel lines, transmission cooler lines, vacuum systems, and engine management systems.
In the aerospace industry, nylon tubing is used in hydraulic systems, fuel lines, and pneumatic systems.
In the medical industry, it is used in surgical instruments, catheter tubing, and dialysis machines.
Nylon tubing is also commonly used in the food and beverage industry for beverage dispensing systems and food processing equipment.
Highly customisable tubing
In addition to its various applications, nylon tubing is also highly customisable as it can be cut to specific lengths, moulded into custom shapes, and joined to other pieces of tubing using fittings and connectors.
This customisation allows for the creation of unique systems that meet specific requirements, making it an ideal choice for applications where a standard product may not be suitable.
Can’t find the right tube to meet your unique requirements?
We have decades of experience in creating custom nylon tube solutions for a wide range of industries, including the brewing industry. If you require a bespoke tube extrusion please contact us today.
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