Polyethylene Plastic Tubing

Polyethylene plastic tubing is also commonly known as PE tubing or poly tubing. It offers high stress crack resistance, chemical resistance, and puncture resistance, and is impermeable to moisture and gasses. PE tubing is typically very flexible, light weight, and extremely strong. It is ideal for fluid handling and other low pressure applications.

Polyethylene

Polyethylene is the most common of all plastics, existing in myriad varieties. It is a thermoplastic polymer consisting of long hydrocarbon chains. It is highly resistant to chemicals, including strong acids and bases, and also exhibits resistance to many oxidants and reducing agents.

Common variations of polyethylene include high density (HDPE), medium density (MDPE), low density (LDPE), linear low density (LLDPE), and cross-linked (PEX or XLPE) polyethylene. Each is created through controlled chemical processes and exhibits unique physical characteristics.

The melting point of average, commercial-grade polyethylene is approximately 105 to 115°C (221 to 239°F), though specialty, high-density polyethylene compounds can have melting points as high as 130°C (266°F). The material tends to burn slowly, with a blue flame.

Polyethylene Plastic Tubing Suppliers:

  • Freelin-Wade Co. manufactures a wide range of plastic tubing, flexible hoses, and coil tubing, including three unique, proprietary varieties of polyethylene plastic tubing. Since 1980, Freelin-Wade has been providing worry-free plastic tubing for customers in all industries.

 

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