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Plexiglass is a transparent thermoplastic that is often technically classified as a glass. Because of their high optical clarity, high tensile strength, outstanding light transmission properties and relative affordability, clear tubes made of plexiglass are often used in lieu of glass tubes or materials like polycarbonate (PC). Read More…

Plexiglass Tubes Scientifically known as Poly(methyl methacrylate) (PPMA), plexiglass is also called acrylic or acrylic glass. A few of its trade names are Plexiglas, Acrylite, Lucite and Perspex.
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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. $$$

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. $$$

Tempe, AZ  |  877-410-3265

IPE manufactures ePTFE tubes, rods, and sheets in a wide range of sizes and a wide variety of material porosities to fit any customer requirements. We also utilize our 20 years of experience with custom extrusion, project analysis, creativity, and current manufacturing practices to provide the best possible solution to your design challenges. We are committed to understanding your application and will tailor a development program to your time frame, costs, and project needs.

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International Polymer Engineering $$$
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Plexiglass tubes may be produced in one of two ways: extrusion or casting. The process of extrusion begins by placing the raw plexiglass into the barrel of the extruder, where it is gradually melted by mechanical energy generated by turning screws and heaters along the barrel. The molten polymer is then forced into a die, which shapes the polymer into a tube that hardens as it cools.

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Cast plexiglass tubes are made by pouring the material into a mold, where it hardens. Extruded plexiglass tubes are less expensive to produce, but they are not as strong as cast tubes, which not only boast superior strength but are also easily fabricated and machined. Additionally, cast plexiglass tubes are unaffected by sunlight and maintain their stability over a wide range of conditions. For at-home use, however, extruded plexiglass tubes can be cut with a hand saw, band saw or table saw.

Plexiglass tubes come in many forms, such as square, rectangular, circular, round, oval and other irregular or custom shapes. Plexiglass tubes are measured by nominal outside diameter, outside diameter tolerances, nominal wall thickness and wall thickness tolerance. They may be clear, translucent, solid colored or multi-colored.

Colors may be vibrant or matte. Plexiglass tubes are used in many industries. Their appropriate use is determined by their thickness, shape, color, flexibility or lack thereof and whether they are extruded or cast. For example, for applications that require the plexiglass tube to be drilled with holes or made into a pressure vessel, a customer should select cast plexiglass because it better withstands stress.

Applications that employ plexiglass tubes include: industrial goods, scientific equipment, structural supports, pet cages, candy dispensers, storage containers, jewelry and children's toys.

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