A.P. Extrusion has been in the Plastic Extrusion Industry for decades. We offer a wide variety of Poly Tubing, including polyurethane and urethane Tubing. Polyurethane and urethane tubing can be extruded in many varieties to serve various applications in multiple industries. Medical grade polyurethane and urethane material varieties can be used in tubing when FDA, USDA, or NSF is a requirement. Let our designers and engineers assist with the material selection that best suits your Poly Tubing needs.
Polyurethane tubing and urethane tubing are some of the toughest and most flexible tubing materials available. They are abrasion and tear resistant. Polyurethane tubing and urethane tubing are the perfect material choices for pick-and-place applications.
Polyurethane tubing is available in an ester-based material that is resistant to oil, fuel, and other petroleum-based chemicals. Ester-based polyurethane tubing is relatively strong, relatively inexpensive, but can break down with continued exposure to moisture.
Polyurethane tubing is also available in an ether-based material that is resistant to humidity and is a great material choice for water transfer applications. Ether-based polyurethane tubing is hydrolytically stabile-even in humid environments, resists fungus, and is a superb material choice for pneumatic applications.
Urethane tubing is a non-leaching material because it is free of plasticizers; reducing the chance of urethane tubing becoming brittle and causing contamination. Urethane tubing is resistant to deterioration caused from contamination of human handling.
Polyurethane tubing and urethane tubing are appropriate and cost-effective material choices for many applications. Fittings should be specific to the type of material: for 95A durometer rating 'push to connect' fittings are acceptable; for 90A, 85A, and 70A 'barb' fittings are recommended ('compression' fittings can be used, but are not as highly recommended).