Latex Tubing

KEP stands tall as the only U.S. manufacturer of natural rubber latex tubing, providing customers with strong, flexible and smooth latex trusted for generations.

Natural Rubber Latex Tubing Products

We make natural rubber latex tubing options to fit your exact specifications, including meeting FDA food grade requirements, withstanding oils, UV light, ozone and more specific applications. We also extensively leach, wash, and surface-treat our latex tubing, thereby reducing protein levels below the limit of detection as measured by FDA-recognized test methods ASTM D5712 and ASTM D6499.

We’ll work with you to create your latex tubing order exactly the way you need it. KEP delivers leadership, expertise, and innovation in latex tubing products. Our customer service is second to none and our manufacturing is certified lean.

Latex Tubing Specifications

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Click here to learn more about the performance characteristics of our natural rubber latex tubing, as well as access technical specs on our compounds.

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Color

While our standard colors include natural amber and black, we can match your order to almost any color. Just send us your specs!
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Size

We offer more than 200 size combinations that depend on:

  • I.D.s – Ranging from .031″ (.787mm) to 1″ (25.4mm).
  • Wall thicknesses – Available between .015″ (.381mm) to .333″ (8.458mm).
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Length

We developed a custom cutting process where we can cut tubing in lengths from .063″ (1.6mm) to 50′ (15.24m) depending on size.

Packaging

We package individual orders to customers’ packaging and labeling requirements. We also offer three standard options to choose from:

  • Reel Pack – Convenient dispensing reel that contains 50′ (15.24m) of tubing.
  • Box Pack – Sturdy, flip-top box that holds 50′ (15.24m) or 100′ (30.48m) of tubing depending on size.
  • Bulk Pack – Large shipping box that contains random tubing lengths depending on size and quantity.

Latex Tubing Applications

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.

Custom and Standard Latex Tubing Options

Our quality natural rubber 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 natural rubber latex 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.

Latex Tubing FAQS

What is the minimum order?
  • $500.00 for samples
  • Minimum order is 3,000-4,000 feet
  • We will accept below minimum orders with a $35.00 processing fee
  • We accept all major credit cards
Can natural rubber latex be sterilized?
Natural rubber latex tubing is compatible with steam, ETO and gamma radiation.
Does natural rubber latex possess good chemical resistance?
  • Acid (dilute) – Fair to Good
  • Acid (concentrate) – Fair
  • Alkali – Good
  • Petroleum Products – Not recommended
What is the minimum order on custom runs and custom colors?
Non-stock sizes or colors are 3000′ (914.4m) +/- 20% per color, per size, depending on tubing size.
How soon can my order ship?
Standard sizes usually ship within 3 working days and custom runs within 2 weeks.
What are the manufacturing capabilities for inside diameters and wall thickness?
Kent Elastomer can manufacture tubing ranging from .031″ (.787mm) inside diameters and wall thicknesses up to .333″ (8.458mm) ID and wall thickness combinations vary.
Are continuous lengths available?
Up to 50′ (15.24m) lengths are available on selected sizes. Dipped natural rubber tubing is processed in random lengths
Are cut lengths available?
Kent Elastomer has developed a custom cutting process, which allows us to cut latex tubing to lengths as small as .063″ (1.6mm). Cut angle 90° ± 15°.
What is the shelf life of latex?
Using proper storage procedures, natural rubber latex will maintain physical properties for a year or more
What are the recommended storage procedures?
  • Product should be stored in containers, sealed from airflow and light
  • Packaging should provide protection from crushing
  • Particular storage conditions should be at temperatures not exceeding 77° F (25° C)
  • Storage should be free of Ozone producing machinery
What are the operating temperatures natural rubber latex tubing can withstand?
  • Minimum recommended operating temperature of -65° F (-53° C)
  • Maximum recommended operating temperature of 180° F (82° C)
What is the product warranty policy?
Under proper storage conditions, the warranty period is one year from the date of shipment.

Made-in-America Latex Tubing Compounds

An environmentally friendly 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.

Natural rubber latex rubber tubing can be 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 provides the natural rubber tubing product, K911. This product has a protective topcoat that reduces breakage, and protects from damaging oils, ozone and UV light –extending the life of the natural rubber latex tubing by up to 300%.

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.

Natural Rubber Latex Tubing Manufacturers

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. Natural rubber latex also offers superior sterilization properties that make it a great fit for industries where sterilization is key.

Tell us about what your industry demands – we’re here to manufacture the natural rubber 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.

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PO Box 668
Kent, OH 44240

800.331.4762

info@kentelastomer.com

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