Polyurethane Tubing offers natural rubber flexibility.

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Offered in ether- and ester-based formulations, Superthane® tubing combines properties of plastic and rubber to withstand wear, abrasion, weathering, chemicals, fuels, and moisture while retaining flexibility. Tear-resistant product, available in sizes from 1/16-2 in. ID, needs no plasticizers and is suited for various gas and fluid transfer applications. Ether and ester formulations contain non-toxic ingredients that conform to FDA standards.

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Polyurethane Tubing Offers Rubber-Like Flexibility with the Durability of Plastic

Stocked in Both Ether & Ester Formulations

Southampton, PA - Now available from tubing manufacturer NewAge® Industries is polyurethane tubing that combines the best properties of plastic and rubber. Called Superthane®, it withstands wear, abrasion, weathering, chemicals, fuels, and moisture while it remains flexible. Superthane may be used for a wide variety of gas and fluid transfer uses.

NewAge Industries' polyurethane tubing is a durable product designed to withstand the rigors of applications involving pneumatics, petroleum-based* chemicals and liquids, granular material and slurry transfer, and protective jacketing, as well as clean fluids and gases. Superthane offers abrasion and tear resistance, high tensile strength, and low compression set. It also handles pressure and vacuum applications better than corresponding sizes of PVC or rubber. The tubing exhibits good chemical resistance and excellent weathering characteristics, setting it apart from many other plastics. Superthane is naturally flexible and needs no plasticizers, which can leach out and cause tube hardening and flow contamination.

Two formulations-ether and ester-are manufactured by NewAge to offer customers a choice. Both styles contain non-toxic ingredients that conform to FDA standards. Ether-based Superthane tubing is recommended for applications involving water, humid conditions, and fungi. It also resists UV well, and the material is listed by the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF 61). The ester-based version offers a slightly higher tensile strength and operating temperature, and in most cases, costs a bit less.

Superthane is available from stock in sizes from 1/16" through 2" I.D. A large inventory is maintained in order to ship products the same day that they are ordered. Of course, JIT, or Just In Time, shipments may be arranged as well.

In addition to clear Superthane, NewAge Industries stocks the tubing in nine colors for easy multiple line identification. A braid-reinforced style, Urebrade®, is also stocked for higher pressure applications. Customization of Superthane includes special colors, cut-to-length pieces, thermal tube bonding, heat-formed shapes, larger sizes, and hose assemblies.

*Additives in today's petroleum products warrant field testing.

For additional information on Superthane® polyurethane tubing, contact the Fluid Transfer Specialists® at NewAge® Industries, Inc., 145 James Way, Southampton, PA 18966; phone 800-50-NEWAGE (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/sprthn.asp.

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, with its introduction of the AdvantaPure® sanitary product line, is well suited to meet the demands of pharmaceutical and high purity applications. NewAge Industries prides itself on same-day shipment of 98% of orders for its core product lines. In 2006, NewAge Industries initiated an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) for the benefit of both its employees and customers.

Superthane®, Urebrade®, NewAge®, AdvantaPure®, and "Fluid Transfer Specialists®" are registered trademarks of NewAge® Industries, Inc.

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