Processing Magazine

Plastic barbed fittings for multi-use and single-use, disposable applications

February 11, 2009
Lightweight, compact designed plastic barbed fittings in nylon, polyethylene, PVDF, and polypropylene for are available for multi-use and single-use/disposable applications. The fittings are used in industries such as OEM, chemical, food and beverage, appliance, MRO, packaging, laboratory, and many others. The single use style in particular is often used in the pharmaceutical and medical markets for disposable tubing assemblies. The barb fittings are chemical resistant, durable and have a high impact strength. They are available in styels including, adapters, straight connectors, Y’s, tees, 4-way connectors, elbows, reducers, hose nipples, and more. Thermobarb fittings are designed to work with soft-walled tubing such as PVC, silicone, polyurethane, and TPR. Sizes range from 1/8” through 1” tubing I.D. for most styles; hose nipples from 1/2” through 4” tubing I.D. Pinch clamps and check valves are also available, as are brass Thermobarbs for more demanding applications. Push-to-connect fittings, compression fittings, cam operated couplings, and an assortment of clamps are stocked as well.