KEP Creates Solutions
Kent Elastomer Products (KEP) is a leading provider of laboratory tubing and supplies, manufactured on American soil. Thanks to our high quality standards and dedication to excellence in manufacturing, KEP laboratory tubing has earned the trust of countless end users in a wide variety of applications.
We’re proud to manufacture superior products that facilitate scientific discovery, groundbreaking research, and fresh innovation. Our lab tubing can be found in:
- Analytical and quality laboratories.
- Classrooms and universities.
- Clinic and medical laboratories.
- Production laboratories.
- Research and development (R&D) laboratories.
Quality Products For Laboratory Supply
KEP produces natural rubber latex and thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) tubing for connecting glassware, Bunsen burners, and other laboratory equipment. Our tubing options have exceptional performance profiles—without the high cost of Tygon® and can meet the exacting specifications of the most stringent and rigorous laboratory environment.
TPE can offer excellent clarity, allowing users to observe fluid flow through tubing. Natural rubber latex and TPE materials are durable, flexible, and suitable for intense laboratory environments.
Natural Rubber Latex Laboratory Tubing
Natural rubber latex boasts a number of highly desirable properties for lab tubing. Natural rubber latex is flexible, elastic, and durable. Tubing made from natural rubber latex can handle a lot of bending, twisting, and stretching without deforming and performs well in tight spaces. Natural rubber latex tubing responds well to a number of sterilization methods, including steam, ethylene oxide (ETO), and gamma radiation.
Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) Lab Tubing
TPE tubing offers excellent resistance to a wide range of environmental factors, including chemicals, oils, ozone, abrasion, and extreme temperatures, and won’t deform when subjected to flexion and twisting. Unlike natural rubber latex tubing, TPE tubing contains no latex proteins and thus poses no threat to individuals with latex allergies or sensitivities, which can be beneficial in some environments.
Benefits of KEP Products
At KEP, our top priority is creating high-quality laboratory tubing that surpasses your expectations. There are several key benefits to choosing KEP:
Our Laboratory Tubing is Highly Customizable.
We understand that a single laboratory may have incredibly diverse equipment and tubing needs. We’ve designed our production lines to allow for extensive customization and exacting specifications. We can customize:
- Inner and outer diameters of tubing.
- Thickness of the tubing walls.
- Number of lumens or openings.
- Color and clarity.
KEP offers multiple high-performance compounds for laboratory tubing, so you can choose the right material for every project.
We Offer On-Site Packaging and Labeling.
In addition to our state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities, KEP is proud to offer on-site processing, packaging, and labeling services to streamline the process for our customers. We can roll tubing onto reels for custom cutting, and we also offer boxed and bulk packaging options. Let us be your one-stop shop for custom laboratory tubing procurement, so you can focus your energy elsewhere.
KEP Lab Tubing is Manufactured on American soil.
KEP is proud to manufacture thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) and natural rubber latex. KEP is also the only domestic manufacturer of natural rubber latex tubing. All of our facilities are located in northeast Ohio, giving us total visibility over every step of the production process and making our customers less susceptible to overseas supply chain disruptions and unpredictable delays.
We Are Masters of Lean Manufacturing.
The KEP team uses lean manufacturing methodologies to streamline production and eliminate unnecessary processes. We are constantly refining our processes so we can decrease lead times on orders, cut down on production costs, and pass those savings onto our customers.
KEP is Proud to Support Tubing Distributors.
KEP has a long history of partnering with lab equipment companies and distributors, so we understand the unique challenges and opportunities of the distribution business. We’ll work closely with you to understand your business goals and the needs of your customers, so we can help you meet them. With our decades of experience, extensive customization capabilities, and on-site packaging services, KEP offers unbeatable service and exceptional value for laboratory equipment companies and tubing distributors. To learn more or discuss a project, talk to a member of our team >