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Polyurethane Tube

Widely used in pneumatic control systems thanks to its resilience, tight bend radii, flexibility and suitability in low temperatures, our polyurethane tube is a high-performance tube option that offers great capabilities and abrasion resistance.

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As a UK polyurethane (PU) tubing manufacturer we can extrude / manufacture and supply large quantities of this type of tubing, and to your bespoke criteria using our Midlands based manufacturing facility.

We are regular suppliers of PU hose to a large number of clients, and have the capabilities and required documentation in place to allow for a one off or regular supply of this type of tubing.

So what makes Polyurethane tubing, or PU pipe, right for your requirements?

Urethane tubing has a large number of properties which make this unreinforced polyurethane tube a versatile solution. For instance it is resilient to: abrasion, chemicals, gases, and most fuels, oils, greases and many other materials.

This type of tubing also possesses maximum kink resistance and minimum kink memory, making it an excellent choice for use in confined spaces. It is also silicone free and REACH, RoHS and ISO compliant and it is of particular popularity for pneumatic uses.

This tubings suitability in low temperatures and tight bend radii often make it a superior choice to nylon tube that does not possess the same qualities.

  • Abrasion resilient
  • Chemical resistant
  • REACH, RoHS and BSI ISO 9001 compliant
  • Silicone free
  • Suitable in low temperatures
  • Highly flexible with kink resistance

Some of Polyurethane Tubes main properties include:

Anti Bacterial Properties

Polyurethane does not support mould, mildew, fungus or other similar growth.

Abrasion, Impact & Shock Resistance

This property is ideal in helping to prevent our tubing from being damaged and causing the inner contents to leek and flow outside of the tubing due to exterior damage.

Forms a Tight Seal

Due to polyurethane having tear and abrasion resistant properties, not only does it form a tight seal locking out unwanted air ingress; but, prevents against puncture meaning the contents inside are safe from external factors.

Temperature Resistant Properties

PU tubing has a great temperature resistance and it can stand up to both intense heat and extreme cold environments.

Electrical Insulating Properties

Polyurethane has an excellent electrical insulating property.

Flexibility

Our polyurethane tubing performs well when used for flexible applications with a tight bend radius. This unique feature of our tubing assists for maximum kink resistance and minimum kink memory, making it an excellent choice for use in confined spaces. This helps to prevent damage to the tubing, along with allowing easy movement to the tube installation.

High Load Bearing Capacity

Polyurethane has a high compression load capacity especially compared to other materials such as rubber, It may undergo a change in shape under a heavy load, but will return to its original shape once the load is removed.

Resistance to Gases, Fuels, Oils, and Water

Polyurethane will remain stable in or carrying: Gases, Fuels, Oils, and Water.

Creates Less Noise

When compared to other materials such as metals or plastics, this type of tubing provides less noise when being moved.

REACH, RoHS and ISO Compliant

Our Polyurethane tubing is REACH, RoHS and ISO compliant, which addresses the production and use of chemical substances, and their impacts on health and the environment.

High Cut & Tear Resistance

Polyurethane possesses high tear resistance along with high tensile properties.

Colour Coding Parts

This type of tubing can be pigmented which makes it available in a large selection of colours. This is especially advantageous when you need to colour code your tubing.

Our polyurethane (PU) tube is available in a selection of sizes, ranging from 2.5mm inside diameter to 9mm inside diameter. All sizes are available in natural, red, black, and blue.

The polyurethane tube comes in a standard coil length of 30 metres, but is available in alternative lengths. If you have any queries, please contact our sales office for more information.

This unreinforced polyurethane tube is ideal for a large number of application uses. Some of these consist of:
  • Low-pressure pneumatic application
  • Hydraulic Control Systems
  • Automotive applications
  • Pneumatic control systems
  • Transfer of Petroleum
  • Fuel lines
  • Grease and other forms of lubrication Lines
  • Liquid lines
  • Oxygen lines
  • Gas lines
  • Agriculture tubing
  • Insulating sleeving
  • Machinery tubing
  • Air feeds
  • Along with many similar application uses
Part No.ODIDWorking PressureBurst PressureMin. Bend Radius
APU 4/254mm2.5mm185 P.S.I470 P.S.I6mm
APU 5/35mm3mm160 P.S.I640 P.S.I8mm
APU 6/46mm4mm150 P.S.I600 P.S.I11mm
APU 8/558mm5.5mm135 P.S.I540 P.S.I19mm
APU 8/68mm6mm120 P.S.I480 P.S.I23mm
APU 10/7510mm7.5mm110 P.S.I440 P.S.I25mm
APU 12/912mm9mm100 P.S.I400 P.S.I40mm

ID = Inside diameter
OD = Outer diameter

The working pressures of this polyurethane tube are based on the short-term burst pressure at a temperature of 20°C using a 4:1 safety factor. Maximum recommended continuous working temperature is 55°C with occasional short-term use at 85°C. Minimum temperature use is occasional use at -55°C. The standard coil lengths are 30 metres, however, if you are looking for alternative coil lengths, we provide customised solutions to our sales team will be happy to talk about your options. All tube sizes are also available in various colours and tints. You can find out more about Polyurethane at this Wikipedia page

Bespoke

Can’t find the right tube to meet your unique requirements?

We have decades of experience in creating custom tube solutions for a wide range of industries, ranging from the pharmaceutical industry to the aeronautics sector.

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