Rubber Tube

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Natural rubber tubing is derived from natural latex, which is a product of several plant species, most notably the Pará rubber tree. Synthetic rubber is made from various molecules derived from petroleum. The inner diameter, outer diameter and thickness of rubber tubing can range in size from a few thousandths of an inch to several inches. Read More…

Rubber Tube A rubber tube is made from natural latex or synthetic rubber and is used in flow lines to transport liquids or gases.

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Southampton, PA  |  800-506-3924

We are rubber tubing experts, and we have been since our founding in 1954. We serve the entire world with quality tubing products right from the heart of Pennsylvania. We know how important quality is to you, which is why we go above and beyond basic requirements to provide you with the tools you need to succeed. Contact us today to find out more!

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NewAge® Industries, Inc. $$$

Littleton, MA  |  800-882-3666

As the largest in-house Pure Gum inventory carrier in the U.S., Atlantic Rubber Company has cost-effective and resilient rubber tubing. We carry a variety of materials so that we can make the best product for your needs. Our natural rubber is cold temperature and abrasion resistant. We are proudly ISO 9001 certified. Contact us today for more information on our products and services.

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Atlantic Rubber Company, Inc. $$$

Cleveland, OH  |  440-238-3009

Established in 1986, GSH Industries supplies plastic, aluminum and rubber tubing to an array of industries including automotive, consumer, marine and electrical. We produce rubber parts from many different materials including Viton®, Nitrile, Buna N, Silicone, SBR, EPDM and more. Our tooling capabilities allow us to create intricate profiles ensuring rubber goods are of the highest quality.

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GSH Industries, Inc. $$$

Tinley Park, IL  |  800-662-1009

For over 45 years, Aero Rubber has set ourselves apart from our competitors by being a responsive partner to the ever-changing needs of our customers. Aero offers custom rubber tubing in solid and closed cell sponge rubber. Our knowledge of rubber materials is unmatched in our industry, and we constantly focus on improving the quality of our products and services. We are ISO 9001:2015 certified.

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Aero Rubber Company, Inc. $$$

Chicago, IL  |  800-782-7776

If you need custom rubber tubing with a fast turnaround, Accurate Products is the company you need to call. For over 65 years, we have specialized in producing rubber parts of various sizes for various industries. We provide rigid and flexible materials and some are even available in different colors and textures.

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Accurate Products, Inc. $$$

Stuart, FL  |  772-286-9278

Manufacturer of standard and custom rubber tubing. Made of EPDM, neoprene, nitrile, dense, recovery sponge rubber and silicone compounds. Secondary processes such as die cutting, notching, and glue splicing are offered. Products can be shipped in one or two days.

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Britech Industries $$$
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Rubber tubes, like all other tubes, require connectors, hose barbs or other attachments in order to be connected to tools, instruments or more tubing. Both natural and synthetic rubber tubing are polymers with repeating molecules called monomers. Natural rubber is only made with isoprene monomers while artificial rubber can be made from many different kinds. The variations in materials and chemicals added to the mixture result in a range of characteristics and uses.

Rubber products are everywhere and rubber tubes are used in many industries including medical, pharmaceutical, chemical, laboratory, food and beverage processing, sports, manufacturing, hydraulic, pneumatic and specialty applications. These tubes can be spark-resistant, explosion-proof, sterilized, reinforced or conductive and are inherently flexible, resilient and elastic.

Gum rubber is made from natural latex. Once harvested, it is taken to a processing plant and mixed with chemicals so it thickens. In synthetic rubber, certain additives can influence the attributes of the final product. For example, some rubber tubing is conductive while other tubing is sterile and inert. Neoprene, silicone and Viton are a few examples of materials that have different characteristics while still being classified as rubber tubing. For instance, neoprene is buoyant, silicone is very smooth and elastic and Viton tubing is highly resilient. When sulfur is added, a process called vulcanization takes place and the rubber becomes hard and mostly inelastic. After mixing, the rubber must be given its shape.

There are three main ways this is done: molding, extrusion and dipping. Liquid rubber can be poured into molds and pressed into place; the two halves will later be attached and smoothed together. Rubber extrusion involves forcing raw rubber materials through an extrusion die. Dipping rubber tubes involves long cylinders called mandrels whose thickness is the width of the desired internal diameter. They are dipped into vats of rubber and then dried and steam cured.

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