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There are many applications for which the use of clear tubing might be required. Many banks feature drive-through services, and the transportation of money, checks and receipts between vehicles and indoor bank tellers requires the use of vacuum tubes and a mobile container. Read More…

Clear Plastic Tubing Clear plastic tubing products are hollow, transparent or semitransparent channels used to transport liquids, gasses and solids (though solids that are moved through tubes are usually granular or free-flowing).
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Southampton, PA  |  800-506-3924

A leading manufacturer and fabricator of flexible plastic tubing and hose, we produce and stock large quantities of a wide variety of materials, including PVC, polyurethane, silicone, nylon and many more.

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NewAge® Industries, Inc. $$$

Cleveland, OH  |  440-238-3009

GSH is a manufacturer of plastic, extruded, nylon, polycarbonate and polyethylene tubing. We serve a variety of industries with our products, including automotive, consumer, electrical and marine.

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GSH Industries, Inc. $$$

Milwaukee, WI  |  414-332-8133

At Absolute Custom Extrusions, we specialize in plastic tubing, while providing custom plastic extrusions and profiles. Products include distributor tubes, hot or cold water tubes, automotive tubing, medical tubing, shipping tubes and golf club tubes.

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Absolute Custom Extrusions, Inc. $$$

Middlesex, NJ  |  800-229-3338

Petro specializes in plastic tubing, offering custom extruded tubing, coiling & angle cutting. Our clear & color plastic tubing is available in Polycarbonate, Acrylic & PE-PP-Nylon.

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Petro Extrusion Technologies, Inc. $$$

Johns Creek, GA  |  770-777-8540

We are a leading custom extruder of plastic shrink tubing, flexible as well as rigid tubing and profiles. Pexco offers tubing in a wide range of standard and custom colors in a multitude of material options like Polysulfone, PVC, polyurethane, nylon and more. We use state-of-the-art machinery and perform secondary operations on site, such as drilling, slotting, notching, etc. Pexco is ISO 9001 certified.

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Pexco $$$

St. Charles, IL  |  630-584-8282

If you are in search of quality plastic tubing then you have found the company that can meet your needs. We have a wide variety of stock plastic tubing items and our solutions are very reliable.

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Polytec Plastics, Inc. $$$
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Many industries require a container being shipped to be visible in the shipping tube, therefore the tube must be clear. In healthcare settings, clear medical tubing is required to measure and monitor the flow of liquids in intravenous medication delivery and in the movement of fluids between equipment in laboratory settings.

Marine and automotive products and services industries, municipalities and many other industries make extensive use of plastic tubing for a variety of purposes. Plastic tubing can be made from nylon, high or low-density polyethylene (HDPE and LDPE), PET, polystyrene, polypropylene, ABS, polyurethanes and many other raw plastic materials. Many of these materials can be engineered to be clear.

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The most commonly used materials for the creation of clear plastic tubing are acrylic materials and vinyl because of the high level of transparency they can achieve.

There are many methods by which raw plastic materials are formed into usable products. Before they can be formed, though, they must be engineered. PVC, for example, is among the more easily identifiable varieties of plastic material. But PVC does not always appear in its trademark opaque, off-white form. It can be engineered to be semi-transparent, as can many other plastics that more frequently feature opaque surfaces.

Only plastics like acrylics, which are naturally clear, do not require special engineering to become transparent. Once engineering of raw materials is complete, raw plastic materials meant to become plastic tubing are usually fabricated by extrusion. Plastic extrusion is one of the thermoforming (heat forming) processes used to turn raw plastic materials into usable products.

The process begins with a collection of raw plastic, or stock, in a hopper suspended above a conveyance channel. Once dropped into the channel, the stock is compressed and heated by a long turning screw. The stock is heated until it reaches a molten state and is then forced through a die, which is a tool used to shape raw materials.

The stock emerges on the other side of the die in its new tube shape, after which it is allowed to cool and harden. The new tubing is then cut to length and prepared for shipment or additional processing.

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