Advantages of Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU)

Q: Advantages of Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU)
A: Because polyurethane provide the best balanced properties of both plastic and rubber, polyurethane products usually give decent toughness, which offer high abrasion and tear resistance. Moreover, PU products often have high elongation and tensile strength, and those properties, in certain applications, make polyurethane an excellent material choice to be used as pipe, industrial hose and pneumatic tube. For example, in automotive plants, polyurethane pneumatic tube is often used to replace nylon tube because nylon tube is easily abraded.
The high abrasion resistance of thermoplastic polyurethane is also used when producing pneumatic tube and industrial hose for transporting powders and small particle size abrasive materials. Those pneumatic tube and industrial hose can be either straightforward extruded pipe or fabricated using a mandrel and continuous wielding of a metal wire between two strips of thermoplastic polyurethane.
Comparing with other thermoplastics, polyether based thermoplastic polyurethane can combine good chemical resistance with outstanding weathering characteristics and flexibility. By adding UV stabilizer, UV stabilized tubing is excellent for outdoor use. When PU industrial hose is used to transport pure petroleum-based chemicals at room temperature, PU industrial hose shows exceptional resistance to most gasolines, kerosene, oils…etc, making PU tubing and industrial hose an ideal choice for fuel lines.
To increase bursting loads, PU braided hose can be used in wide range of applications, which varies from fire to irrigation to garden. Depends on the end application, PU braided hoses can be made as lay-flat construction with the added advantages of thinner films bring that long lengths of hose roll to a smaller diameter and are lighter.
At TPUCO, we insist to manufacture PU industrial hose and pneumatic tube with the highest quality 100% virgin raw materials available; therefore, TPUCO PU Industrial Hose and Pneumatic Tube offer excellent resistance to abrasion while being highly flexible in wide range of hardness choice. TPUCO has both polyester and polyether based PU industrial hose and pneumatic tube in wide range of sizes, configurations; no matter what your application, we can suggest the best tubing you need.

Suggested applications are: ž
  • Abrasive Powder Transfer ž
  • Automotive
  • Agriculture ž
  • Air Tools ž
  • Automated Machinery ž
  • Cement Slurries ž
  • Fluid Circuitry ž
  • Fluid Feeds ž
  • Granular Transfer ž
  • Hydraulic Control Systems ž
  • Instrumentation ž
  • Lubricated Air Feeds ž
  • Oil & Fuel Lines ž
  • Metering Pumps ž
  • Oxygen & Gas Lines ž
  • Petroleum Products Transfer ž
  • Pneumatic Control Systems ž
  • Pressure Measuring Devices ž
  • Sensing Systems ž
  • Small Motor Fuel Lines ž
  • Transfer Lines for Clean Liquids ž
  • Vacuum Equipment ž
  • Well Pipe and Cable Jacket

And much more…

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