Surgical Tubing

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Surgical tubing is frequently made from silicone or latex, and each material has its own benefits and disadvantages. Read More…

Surgical Tubing Surgical tubing is used in sterile and medical environments to provide a flow path for liquids and gases. It can be made from natural or synthetic rubber.

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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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Silicone is an inert compound, meaning that it is generally non-reactive when brought into contact with other substances. It has a better deterioration rate than latex, can resist extreme temperatures and is very elastic. It does not maintain its shape memory well; if it is stretched, it will not shrink back to its original length but remain elongated. Latex tubing is very stretchy and has exceptionally strong gripping power. It will return to its original shape after being pulled, twisted or stretched. The walls of surgical tubing are generally quite thin to allow a maximum flow of fluids without requiring a larger tube.

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Surgical tubing can be ordered as clear or colored as well as in varying lengths and diameters. It is used in oxygen, air, and fluid transfer and is indispensable for suction tubes, intravenous lines, tourniquets, catheters, and cardiac tubing. Besides its medical applications, surgical tubing is used in fishing for jigs and lures, slingshots and other various uses.

Natural gum rubber comes from natural latex, which is a milky substance found in many plant species, most notably the Pará rubber tree. Synthetic rubber comes from petroleum-derived chemicals. Variations in materials and these chemicals result in different characteristics of the final product. Silicone tubing, for example, is very smooth, whereas neoprene tubing is particularly abrasion resistant. Durability, tensile strength and temperature limits are other common tubing attributes that can be attained through certain additives. Dyes are added at this point; some rubbers accept the color better than others, but coloration does not affect the performance of the tube itself.

Surgical tubes are usually clear, tan or amber for visual evaluation. Once the rubber is mixed, it is molded, extruded or dipped to be given its shape. Extrusion is a process in which raw rubber materials are forced through an extrusion die. Dipping involves long thin cylinders called mandrels that get dipped in liquid rubber; the rubber is steam cured directly on the mandrels then removed. This process also results in a smooth, seamless tube with no weak areas. Because surgical tubing is used in clean room and sterile environments, it is disinfected by dry heat, gamma radiation or chemical treating.

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