Newage Industries has announced the availability of plastic barbed fittings in nylon, polyethylene, PVDF and polypropylene for multi-use and single-use/disposable applications.
Called Thermobarb, the fittings are used in industries such as OEM, chemical, food and beverage, appliance, MRO, packaging, laboratory and many others.
The single-use style is often used in the pharmaceutical and medical markets for disposable tubing assemblies.
Thermobarb fittings offer a lightweight, compact design with multiple barbs for secure connections.
Newage said that the fittings possess excellent chemical resistance and durability.
Styles include adapters, straight connectors, Ys, tees, four-way connectors, elbows, reducers, hose nipples, and more.
Each plastic material also provides specific features.
Nylon resists physical stress and abrasion; polyethylene performs better at low temperatures than other plastics; PVDF handles higher temperatures and pressures; and polypropylene is solvent and chemical resistant.
The single-use Thermobarb is manufactured from FDA-approved polypropylene and meets USP Class VI and RoHS standards, is sterilised by autoclave or gamma radiation, and is free of animal-derived ingredients.
Thermobarb fittings are designed to work with soft-walled tubing such as PVC, silicone, polyurethane and TPR, which are all manufactured by Newage Industries.
Sizes range from 1/8in through 1in tubing ID for most styles; and hose nipples from 1/2in through 4in tubing ID.
Pinch clamps and check valves are also available, as are brass Thermobarbs for more demanding applications.
Push-to-connect fittings, compression fittings, cam operated couplings and an assortment of clamps are also stocked.