MATERIALS: Now available from tubing manufacturer NewAge Industries is Prolite® polypropylene tubing, a semi-rigid product made from an NSF-61 (National Sanitation Foundation) compound. It is used in applications such as potable water supply, food processing, beverage transfer, chemical lines, dispensing equipment, environmental monitoring, pharmaceutical processing, refrigeration, compressed air, electronic equipment and household appliances, and more.
Prolite’s properties include:
Excellent chemical and corrosion resistance
Very low moisture absorption
High dielectric strength
Meets UL94 HB burn rating
Thermoformable and weldable
Low surface friction
Compound meets FDA requirements for food contact surfaces
These combined attributes make Prolite a viable and reasonably priced alternative to fluoropolymer tubing in many applications.
Prolite is stocked in nine sizes (1/4 inch through 1-1/4 inch O.D.) for same-day shipment. Custom options consist of non-stock sizes, colors, heat formed shapes, coils and cut-to-length pieces. Although Prolite may be welded, it is typically joined by means of a push-to-connect fitting such as Newloc®.
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