Processing Magazine

Polyurethane Tubing in Three Styles

December 3, 2013

NewAge Industries polyurethane tubingNewAge Industries manufactures three versions of polyurethane tubing: unreinforced, braid reinforced and a style designed for pneumatic applications. All three offer the traits polyurethane is known for, namely durability, natural flexibility, excellent weathering characteristics and good chemical resistance. NewAge makes its unreinforced polyurethane tubing called Superthane® in two formulations – ether and ester. The ether-based material handles water and humidity well, while the ester-based formula offers overall better petrochemical resistance. Both types are made from non-toxic, FDA-compliant materials, and the ether-based material is listed by the National Sanitation Foundation for use with potable water (NSF 61).