Southampton, Pa. — NewAge Industries manufactures three versions of polyurethane tubing: unreinforced, braid reinforced and a style designed for pneumatic applications. All three offer the traits polyurethane is known for, namely durability, natural flexibility, excellent weathering characteristics and good chemical resistance. Typical uses include air and liquid transfer, granular material and abrasive powder lines, cable jacketing, insulation sleeves, and petroleum product transfer.
Polyurethane, also known as PU or PUR, combines properties of both plastic and rubber. It blends abrasion and tear resistance, plus high tensile values, with nearly unlimited flexural abilities and low compression set. What sets polyurethane apart from other thermoplastics is its chemical resistance combined with its superior weatherability. Additionally NewAge’s polyurethane tubing products:
NewAge makes its unreinforced polyurethane tubing called SuperthaneÒ in two formulations – ether and ester. The ether-based material handles water and humidity well, while the ester-based formula offers overall better petrochemical resistance. Both types are made from non-toxic, FDA-compliant materials, and the ether-based material is listed by the National Sanitation Foundation for use with potable water (NSF 61).
UrebradeÒ, the company’s braid reinforced polyurethane tubing, is ether-based and offers many of the same performance characteristics as Superthane. Urebrade incorporates open mesh polyester braiding within walls of polyurethane, allowing it to provide much greater pressure carrying capabilities than unreinforced styles. Where applications involve repeated flexing, heavy vibration or abrasion, Urebrade offers superior service life over other materials.
NewAge’s Superthane Pneumatic tubing is produced in eight colors for easy line identification in applications such as pneumatic control systems, robotics, instrumentation lines, sensing systems, lubrication lines and fluid circuitry. It, too, is manufactured from ether-based materials to handle applications in wet or humid environments.
About NewAge Industries
In business since 1954, NewAge Industries manufactures plastic and rubber tubing in both reinforced and unreinforced styles. The company offers an overall product quality rating of 99.8%, provides custom extrusion and fabrication capabilities, and services customers worldwide. NewAge Industries maintains a large inventory and prides itself on same-day shipment of 99% of orders for its core product lines. In 2006, NewAge initiated an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) for the benefit of both its employees and customers.
The AdvantaPureÒ division of NewAge Industries is ISO 9001:2008 certified and specializes in high purity tubing, hose, single use batch filling and sampling tubing, manifold assemblies, and other molded components for the pharmaceutical, biomedical, food, beverage, and chemical industries. All products are manufactured, stored, and shipped using the cleanest methods possible to ensure unsurpassed product purity. Automated product identification systems, including gamma stable RFID tags and labels, are offered by NewAge’s Verigenics™ division.