KEP Makes Surgical Tubing to your Specifications
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KEP delivers leadership, expertise and innovation in surgical tubing. 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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Where there’s healing, you’ll find KEP tubing. Kent Elastomer Products is proud to be one of the few companies in our industry that can claim that all our products are still made in the U.S.A.
What does this mean for you? First, American-made quality. Also, shorter lead times and consistent, reliable service from people who understand you, your business and your market. Time is money, and not having to wait for your product to cross the ocean saves a lot of time. Ask KEP how quality and on-time delivery keeps your surgical tubing project on track, on budget and doing its job.
KEP makes strong, flexible and smooth latex and non-latex surgical tubing. From our on-time delivery to durable performance, our customers count on KEP – and our surgical tubing – for 100% satisfaction in performance.
KEP isn’t just any supplier – our goal is to be your strategic partner – making the extra effort to meet your goals. Want to learn more about our views on what it takes to be a great supplier? Download our white paper series “Strategies for Successful Procurement Partnerships,” written by Joe Williamson, KEP’s Senior Director of Global Sales and Customer Operations. In it, he examines how to build better supplier relationships, effectively onboard and manage suppliers, and use the right tools for evaluating and pruning supplier lists.
We have 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).
KEP dip manufactured non-latex and natural rubber tubing gives medical tubing the flexible elastic qualities preferred by healthcare institutions and laboratories. KEP innovations include surgical tubing and medical tubing, such as fluid pathways, drug delivery systems, wound drainage, Penrose tubes, and blood pressure tubing.
The medical and surgical industry also looks to KEP for dip-molded products, like x-ray attenuation gloves, urinary leg bags, anesthesia bellows, rebreather bags, and ultrasound probe covers.
Non-Latex Tubing & Latex Tubing
KEP tubing for medical and surgical tubing applications is produced in non-latex compounds, including Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE), Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU), Thermoplastic Vulcanizate (TPV), Synthetic Polyisoprene and Neoprene, as well as natural rubber latex compounds.
KEP works with you to create your tubing order exactly the way you need it. We can match your order to almost any color and offer more than 200 size combinations that come to you in reel, box or bulk packs.
Only KEP offers Free-Band® Tourniquets, non-latex medical grade, TAA compliant tourniquet bands made from a blend of materials available exclusively through KEP that is designed to be as strong as latex while eliminating concerns of latex sensitivity. KEP’s Free-Band® Tourniquets meet strict biocompatibility standards in the medical industry. Choose from a range of colors, sizes and packaging options, including notch cut for quick and easy dispensing from reels.
Contact KEP for details about your tourniquet choices – from color choices to 25-piece reels, 100-piece boxes, custom packaging and private labeling.
Our products are defined by strength and flexibility
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.
Choose us to manufacture your dip-molded parts, shorten your product-development cycles and minimize start-up costs.
Concerned about latex sensitivity? We manufacture with a blend of materials available exclusively through KEP specifically chosen to provide physical properties that closely resemble latex.
Our compounds are proven
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.
Download each sheet for in-depth view of our compound offerings and their technical specs.
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