Worldwide Demand Outpaced Supply
Southampton, Pa. - While many nylon-12 tubing suppliers have been faced with sourcing raw materials during a recent worldwide shortage, NewAge Industries worked diligently with its partners to obtain materials and finished tubing. The company has an ample supply of nylon-12 tubing at a time when other businesses are still scrambling to source and manufacture the product.
The shortage of nylon-12 tubing came about because of several issues. First, a good number of nylons, including nylon-12, are petroleum-based. Oil supplies, demand, and prices have been volatile in recent years, and many types of plastic have been impacted. In addition to nylon, raw material costs for PVC, polyethylene, and fluoropolymer have seen increases, and in some cases, shortages.
Second, the solar energy market took its toll on supply levels. Nylon is a solar panel component, although usage has now tapered off. Third, nylon-12 is a commonly used material for fiber optic cable jacketing, and expansive cabling projects have affected supplies.
While some of these crises have lessened, many tubing suppliers continue to have difficulty with raw material procurement.
"We've been working on this situation in earnest for months," noted Catherine Wallace, NewAge Industries' Director of Purchasing. "There are a limited number of nylon-12 manufacturers, and demand simply outpaced supply."
NewAge's nylon-12 tubing, Nylotube®, provides light weight combined with corrosion, abrasion, and chemical resistance. It withstands repeated flexing and is well suited for retractable coils. Nylotube also offers very low moisture absorption, plus excellent bend radii and pressure ratings. Applications include pneumatics and a wide variety of fluid transfer.
Nylotube is stocked in two grades - flexible and semi-rigid. Inch sizes up to 1" O.D. and metric sizes up to 12mm O.D. are available. Six colors are offered, making line identification quick and easy. NewAge also stocks nylon-11 tubing in limited supply.
For more information on Nylotube nylon-12 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: [email protected]: product-specific web page: http://www.newageindustries.com/nylotube.asp.
About NewAge Industries and AdvantaPure®
In business since 1954, NewAge Industries manufactures and fabricates thermoplastic and thermoset tubing in both reinforced and unreinforced styles. The company offers an overall product quality rating of 99.7%, provides extensive 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 AdvantaPure division of NewAge Industries is ISO 9001:2008 certified and specializes in high purity tubing, hose, single use systems, manifolds, 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. RFID systems, including gamma-irradiatable tags and labels, are offered by NewAge's new Verigenics(TM) division.