Thermoplastic Elastomer Tubing (TPE)
KEP is a proven, trusted TPE tubing manufacturer across many industries. From the ball game to doctor’s offices and hospitals, you’ll find TPE tubing made by KEP as a leading alternative for many latex and silicone tubing applications.
Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE)
The cleanliness and easy sterilization of TPE makes it great for use in the medical, food and beverage industries. While it mimics the flexibility of rubber, our TPE’s heat and chemical resistant properties make it more stable when exposed to a broad range of temperatures and other materials.
Kent Elastomer’s TPE tubing is available in a wide range of sizes, colors and compounds to fit your specific needs. Let us know the exact specifications for your order and we’ll manufacture TPE tubing exactly how you want it.
Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) Specifications
We can manufacture TPE tubing from .063″ (1.6mm) I.D. with O.D.s up to 1″ (25.4mm) with a wide range of wall thicknesses. You also can order multi-lumen and solid cord.
You should see our color wheel. We can match practically every color, even fluorescents.
Our crimped tubing options gives food and beverage suppliers a safe alternative for delivering product. We completely crimp the dispensing end of the tube, keeping it protected until the precise moment of use.
We can create custom coils or cut tubing to the lengths you need.
Safety and compliance are our key priorities. We produce all of our FDA non-latex materials at our SQF-certified, IMS listed food safety extrusion facility in Mogadore, Ohio.
What is the minimum order?
Approximately $1,500 for most compounds, per color, per size.
Can I get a prototype order to see if this will work in my application prior to production?
We do offer a prototype run at a minimal charge.
What are the manufacturing capabilities for inside diameters and wall thicknesses?
Approximately .063” (1.6mm) – .750” (19.05mm) inside diameter (solid cord also available). Capabilities on wall thickness range from .010” (.254mm) to .250” (6.35mm) (depending on inside diameter).
Are cut lengths available?
Kent Elastomer can cut as small as .063″ (1.6mm) depending on tubing size.
Are continuous lengths available?
50′ (15.24m) to 100′ (30.48m) coils available (some sizes can be coiled in 500′ (152.4m) – 1000′ (304.8m)).
Can these compounds be sterilized?
All compounds offered are sterilizable by various methods.
Can any of these compounds be certified as Class VI, NSF or FDA approved?
Many of the TPE compounds offered are Class VI, NSF or FDA approved.
Are various durometers available?
Kent Elastomer offers a number of TPE compounds ranging from 28 to 85 Shore A.
What is the suggested compound for a latex alternative?
Our K4500 compound is the preferred compound for replacing latex.
Is color matching available?
Kent Elastomer offers extensive color matching capabilities including fluorescents.
What are our capabilities on profiles?
Our capabilities range from multi-lumen to various shapes. Please fax or e-mail a drawing for a quotation.
What is the product warranty policy?
Under proper storage conditions, the warranty period is one year from the date of shipment.