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PVC compounds are used for the widest ranges of applications. Ask KEP how we can help manufacture extruded PVC tubing for your industry, from medical to industrial, and we’ll get to work to create a PVC product that fits your exacting specifications. Made in America, our transparent, reliable customer service is here to answer any questions you have about manufacturing with PVC tubing compounds.
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KEP offers medical-grade formulations ranging in durometers from 40 to 90 shore A. You also can choose from a variety of custom compounds, including silicone alternatives, gamma stable and Phthalate (DEHP) free. Once manufactured, our PVC tubing meets FDA and U.S.P. Class VI requirements.
Our PVC tubing is non-toxic, self-extinguishing and inert, exhibiting:
- Excellent clarity
- Dimensional stability
- Safety and chemical stability
- Easy sterilization
Manufacturing with PVC Compounds
Sea water and oil are the two raw materials used in the manufacture of PVC. The chlorine and ethylene gases are combined to produce ethylene dichloride which is converted at high temperatures to vinyl chloride (CH2=CHCl). This compound is safe for people with latex allergies which makes is a good choice for laboratory, food and medical tubing applications. PVC compounds and tubing from KEP can be cut, shaped, welded and joined easily to create the product or fit the use you need.
Rigid PVC tubing is strong and lightweight. Abrasion resistance, weather resistance and durability make it good for building, construction, and outdoor applications. Flexible PVC tubing offers rubber-like flexibility, but is allergen-free, and also has a broad range of chemical and corrosion resistance. With outstanding flow characteristics, clear PVC tubing allows medical professionals and others to have visual contact with the liquid flow. Easy sterilization and non-toxic features are important for many industries like medical, orthodontic, surgical, food/beverage and beyond.
PVC Tubing Uses
A valuable resource that has been used for more than half a century, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) tubing was introduced in 1970 as rigid plastic pipes with thick walls to handle municipal water pressure. PVC is a common replacement for metal piping and an economical choice. As one of the most researched and thoroughly tested plastics, products and applications for which PVC compounds are used to meet national and international standards for safety and health. Common uses of PVC tubing include beverage transfer, dairy processing, food handling, chemical processing, and transfer, laboratory and research, water and fluid lines and many other uses.
PVC Data Sheets
Learn more about our PVC compound offerings and their technical specs.