Southampton, PA — Available now from NewAge Industries is Zelite™ polyethylene tubing in linear low density formulation (LLDPE). This formulation provides enhanced resistance to splitting during use over the low density type because of its increased elasticity. Zelite is applicable for air lines, chemical and fluid transfer, wire jacketing and decorative coverings, and pneumatics and instrumentation, among other uses.
Polyethylene, or PE, has long been recognized as an engineering plastic that exhibits a high degree of inertness, making it attractive for use in markets such as food and beverage, laboratory, and chemical processing where leaching or permeability presents risk. PE is also one of the lower-cost plastic materials and satisfies many requirements that call for inexpensive, lightweight tubing.
Zelite is manufactured from 100%, non-toxic, virgin grade, raw materials that conform to FDA standards. Chemically inert, it forms a good barrier to gases and moisture. In addition to its light weight and durability, Zelite offers good dielectric properties and withstands repeated flexing with little-to-no signs of wear.
Zelite has a semi-rigid nature, allowing a degree of flexibility but enough stiffness to be joined using push-to-connect fittings. It will remain flexible at temperatures well below 0°F/-17°C and offers a maximum operating temperature of 140°F/60°C.
A co-extruded version of polyethylene tubing — polyethylene-lined EVA — performs much like linear low density polyethylene tubing but provides a few additional features. Its ingredients conform to USP Class VI standards, and it provides greater flexibility over linear low density because of the bonded EVA cover.
Zelite is stocked in a dozen sizes ranging from 1/4" to 1-3/4" O.D. Six colors are available. Newloc® push-to-connect fittings are also stocked.
For more information on Zelite polyethylene tubing, contact the Fluid Transfer Specialists® at NewAge Industries, Inc., 145 James Way, Southampton, PA 18966; phone 800-506-3924 or 215-526-2300; fax 800-837-1856 or 215-526-2190; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
About NewAge® Industries
In business since 1954, NewAge Industries manufactures and fabricates thermoplastic and thermoset tubing and hose. The company offers one of the broadest product lines of tubing, hose, and fittings in the U.S., and its custom extrusion and fabrication services are unrivaled. NewAge Industries maintains an inventory of over ten million feet of tubing and hose and prides itself on same-day shipment of 98% 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 AdvantaPure® division of NewAge Industries is ISO 9001:2008 certified and specializes in high purity tubing, hose, single use process manifolds and systems, 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.