Polyethylene tubing (also known as Poly, Polythene, LDPE or PE tubing) is a cost-effective range for the general purpose transfer of laboratory liquids. It exhibits some similar properties to PTFE tubing such as rigidity, but some reduced functionality which is reflected in the cost. For example, the working temperature range and environmental resilience is reduced compared to PTFE tubing.
It is quite inert, having low impact on the fluids passing though it. This combined with its purity make it ideal for use in corrosive atmospheres or for food processing. The thin wall of Polyethylene tubing allows easy visual inspection of the contents and flow. Polyethylene is usually supplied as very small diameter tubing.
Polyethylene tubing is not suitable for peristaltic pump use.
The material contains no Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) as classified by the REACH environmental regulation and is RoHS compliant.
Available as 30 metres reeled tubing in natural colouring
- Wide chemical resistance
- Suitable for food contact
Temperature Range: -70 to +80°C
Sterilisations: Ethylene oxide
Hardness: 48 Shore D
Elongation at Break: 300-750%
Approvals: FDA compliant material