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This translucent plastic tubing is made of Tygon Tygoprene formulation XL-60 and is designed for long-term use in peristaltic pump applications. The translucent tubing permits limited light filtration while still allowing visual flow monitoring. The Tygon Tygoprene formulation XL-60 is a long-lasting alternative to polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and silicone rubber for peristaltic pump use. The tubing is made using only non-Di(2-ethlhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) plasticizers to avoid the risk of DEHP plasticizers contaminating transferred fluids that also may cause tubing to become brittle prematurely. The tubing has a working temperature range of -40 to 250 degrees F, a durometer (hardness) of 60A, and working pressure ratings that vary by tube size. It meets U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 21 CFR 177.1210, National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) 51, and European (EU) Directive 2002/72/EC criteria for food contact, and Underwriters Laboratories (UL) 94 flammability standards for quality assurance. This tubing is suitable for use in peristaltic pumps, food processing, hot and cold beverage dispensing, and soap dispensing, among other applications.
Plastic tubing is used to transfer liquids, air, or solids, and it is characterized by a round, rectangular, or square shape and a hollow center. Plastic tubing is crimp-resistant and varies in bend radius (flexibility), chemical resistance, wall thickness, durometer hardness, and temperature and pressure handling abilities. The clarity of plastic tubing may be transparent (clear), translucent (semi-clear), or opaque (solid), and the tubing's coloring may indicate suitable applications. Barbed fittings are used to connect tubing or redirect flow in a fluid handling system. Plastic tubing is used in a wide variety of industries, such as agriculture, automotive, laboratory, and medicine. Applications for plastic tubing include blood and fluid handling, peristaltic pumps, electrical and thermal insulation, analytical systems, and food and beverage handling, among others.
Saint-Gobain Corporation manufactures plastic tubing for the food and beverage, chemical processing, industrial, laboratory, medical, pharmaceutical, and semiconductor processing industries under the Tygon brand in the Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics sector. Founded in 1665, the company is headquartered in Courbevoie, France, and operates 45 plastics manufacturing sites worldwide.
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