Made-in-America Latex Tubing Products

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KEP delivers leadership, expertise, and innovation in latex tubing products. Our customer service is second to none and our manufacturing is certified lean. Ask us a question. Tell us about your product. Request a prototype.

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Latex Tubing Products

KEP is the only manufacturer of natural rubber latex tubing in the United States.
We have three facilities. Our Kent, Ohio location produces latex, both tubing and custom dip molding. Our Mogadore, Ohio plant produces extruded products and works with TPE, PVC, TPU and other non-latex and silicone alternative compounds. Our Winesburg, Ohio facility handles assembly, product processing and inspection.

Since 1960 Kent Elastomer Products has manufactured quality natural latex tubing for customers in the medical and surgical industry, food and beverage industry, dental industry, sports and leisure industry and beyond.

Leading companies continue to trust our latex tubing products for generations because of great qualities like superior flexibility, tight tolerances, and outstanding resilience. This is coupled with our ability to respond to our customers’ needs with efficiency and manufacture to their exacting specifications.

We can manufacture latex tubing products that fit your custom specifications, like our latex tubing that meets FDA food grade requirements or natural rubber latex compounds that can withstand oils, UV light, ozone and more specific applications.

Made-in-America quality and effective partnerships are what choosing to manufacture latex tubing products with KEP means. From prototype to packaged product and beyond, we want to be your partner. We are here to make sure your product delivers consistent quality and that our manufacturing process fits within your budget and timeline.

Learn more about what KEP thinks successful partnerships look like by downloading our white paper series “Strategies for Successful Procurement Partnerships.” Joe Williamson, KEP Senior Director of Global Sales and Customer Operations, writes about the importance of strategic partnerships with suppliers and the good communication and evaluation that is behind them.

Products

We produce the very best Thermoplastic Elastomer Tubing, PVC Tubing, Latex Tubing, Dip-Molded Parts and Prototypes, and Free-Band® Tourniquets – and we’re the only manufacturer of Natural Rubber Latex Tubing in the United States.

Compounds

We have almost 60 years of expertise in manufacturing working with Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE), Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), Natural Rubber Latex, Synthetic Polyisoprene, Neoprene Rubber, Santoprene, and Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU).

Custom and Standard Latex Tubing Options

Our quality latex tubing products can be ordered in standard options, by the box, by the reel, and in bulk, or we can customize packaging and labeling per your customers’ requirements.

KEP makes sure you get exactly your required amount and don’t pay for unneeded product. From providing latex rubber tubing that is custom matched to your color to working with us to organize a just-in-time inventory process to automatically replenish inventories, KEP has it covered.

Natural Rubber Latex Tubing Compounds

An environmentally friendly material and biodegradable material, natural rubber latex refers to the white sap that is harvested from live hevea brasiliensis trees. Refining and compounding this sap renders it easier to process and optimizes its physical properties, like outstanding flexibility and enhanced tear properties.

Our natural rubber latex tubing is leached, washed and surface-treated to form virtually undetectable protein levels (99.9% protein-free), helping to reduce allergic reactions. All materials in our latex compounds also meet the recommended safe levels as specified in the U.S. FDA Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21, Food and Drug Administration and have been used in medical applications for over 30 years. Find more information about KEP latex tubing’s properties and compounds here.

KEP Latex Tubing Product Solutions

Natural rubber latex rubber tubing can be greatly affected by sunlight and ozone, so it is generally not recommended for outdoor use. But we went to work to find a solution for this. KEP created the natural rubber tubing product, K911. This product has a protective topcoat that reduces breakage, and protects from damaging oils, ozone and UV light – tripling the life of the natural rubber tubing.

KEP latex tubing product solutions are created by a unique dipping process that increases smoothness and eliminates die lines and seams on I.D. and O.D. surfaces. The consistency of the translucency and uniformity of color gives our customers in the medical and surgical industry and others unobstructed view of the liquid flow line. Superior sterilization properties also make it a great fit for all industries where sterilization is key because it is compatible with steam, ETO or gamma radiation.

Tell us about what your industry demands – we’re here to manufacture the latex tubing products that you need, efficiently and effectively. Coupled with conveniences like design, custom packaging, labeling, and inventory management, we aim to provide the best solutions possible.

Our products are defined by strength and flexibility

Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) Tubing

Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) Tubing

A trusted alternative for many latex and silicone tubing applications.

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Tubing

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Tubing

For applications that require stability we produce PVC tubing to your exact specifications.

Latex Tubing

Latex Tubing

We’re the only manufacturer of natural rubber latex tubing in the U.S. – trusted for over 50 years. Let’s work together to create the product you need.

Dip-Molded Parts

Dip-Molded Parts

Choose us to manufacture your dip-molded parts, shorten your product-development cycles and minimize start-up costs.

Free-Band® Tourniquets

Free-Band® Tourniquets

Concerned about latex sensitivity? We manufacture a proprietary blend of materials specifically chosen to provide physical properties that closely resemble latex.

Our compounds are proven

Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE)

Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE)

A soft and durable non-latex choice. Available in FDA, NSF and USP Class VI material compounds which makes it safe for a variety of industries.

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)

Our PVC compounds are resistant and non-toxic. Choose from medical-grade options and a variety of custom compounds to fit your specific needs.

Natural Rubber Latex

Natural Rubber Latex

Latex options to fit your exacting specifications and expertise our customers have trusted for over 50 years.

Neoprene

Neoprene

These compounds feature excellent adhesion, durability, and resistance to flames, oils, and more, making is a great choice for a variety of different uses.

Synthetic Polyisoprene

Synthetic Polyisoprene

We remove the proteins found in natural rubber latex that cause allergies, but this compound is made from the same flexible and versatile polymer.

Santoprene™ (TPV)

Santoprene™ (TPV)

Our NSF, FDA and Medical TPV compounds are versatile for use in numerous applications including food and beverage.

Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU)

Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU)

This compound has excellent clarity and chemical resistance, making it a great choice for applications that require more durability.

Data Sheets

Data Sheets

Download each sheet for in-depth view of our compound offerings and their technical specs.

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