If Inflexibility, cracks, and punctures have ever plagued your tubing, then it’s time for you to switch to Polyurethane Tubing. PUR tubing provides excellent flexibility and resists the kinds of damage that can lead to dangerous leaks.
Freelin-Wade offers highly versatile PU tubing in a range of sizes, configurations and hardness levels. No matter what your application, we have the right polyurethane tubing for your needs. Our inventory of PUR tubing includes an array of styles.
Ester-based vs. Ether-based Polyurethane Tubing
From the user’s standpoint, ester-based polyurethane tubing is less expensive and provides slightly better fuel and oil resistance; however, it degrades more quickly when exposed to moisture. On the other hand, ether-based tubing also resists fungus growth and it also reduces the chances of deterioration due to contamination or brittleness.
Chemically, both ester-based polyurethane pneumatic tubing and ether-based Fre-Thane® tubing are made from different polyol alcohols that cause similar, but different, reactions in the isocyanate. Both products are commonly found throughout the industrial marketplace.
Fre-Thane® PU Tubing Features & Benefits
Freelin-Wade’s PUR tubing exhibits a high resistance to abrasion, while being highly flexible and kink resistant. Fre-Thane® will stretch and flex but always return to its original shape; that’s the “memory” that makes our PU tubing extra special.
- Extremely flexible with excellent memory
- Kink & abrasion resistant
- Low gas permeability, extractables and compression set
- Resistant to chemicals, water, fuel, oil and fungus
- Transparent and opaque colors