Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
Stability meets strength in the broad selection of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) compounds manufactured by Kent Elastomer Products. KEP leads many industries as the first choice for PVC tubing to meet laboratory, food, and medical applications.
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Stability Meets Strength
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.
Let us help design or re-engineer an existing product with versatile, resistant PVC compounds. Tell us about your product and business plans so we can collaborate to design a prototype that fits your needs and customize your production and delivery schedule.
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.
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)
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
Latex options to fit your exacting specifications and expertise our customers have trusted for 60 plus years.
These compounds feature excellent adhesion, durability, and resistance to flames, oils, and more, making is a great choice for a variety of different uses.
This product is made from a synthetic polymer and contains no allergenic latex proteins.
Our NSF, FDA and Medical TPV compounds are versatile for use in numerous applications including food and beverage.
Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU)
This compound has excellent clarity and chemical resistance, making it a great choice for applications that require more durability.
Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) Tubing
A trusted alternative for many latex and silicone tubing applications.
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Tubing
For applications that require stability we produce PVC tubing to your exact specifications.
We’re the only manufacturer of natural rubber latex tubing in the U.S. – trusted for 60 plus years. Let’s work together to create the product you need.
KEP delivers leadership, expertise, and innovation in surgical tubing. Our customer service is second to none and our manufacturing is certified lean.
Choose us to manufacture your dip-molded parts and shorten your product-development cycles and minimize start-up costs.
Concerned about latex sensitivity? We manufacture a proprietary blend of materials specifically chosen to provide physical properties that closely resemble latex.
PVC Data Sheets
Learn more about our PVC compound offerings and their technical specs.
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