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Rubber Tubing and Cord



Thomas A. Caserta has been a leading extruder of rubber tubing and cord for many industries for over 60 years. Rubber tubing is an unreinforced flexible hose used to move liquids or gases. Rubber tubing is used in many industries for a wide variety of applications. Rubber tubing is commonly used in the aerospace, pharmaceutical, chemical, electrical, medical, and food processing industries. Rubber cord is a solid rubber tube that does not have a hole in the center. Rubber cord can be used to fabricate large custom o-rings or as a gap seal on machinery and other equipment.

As with any rubber product, there are many performance specifications that are important for rubber tubing. Many different rubber materials can be used in the production of rubber tubing to achieve the desired performance. Some of the common materials used are EPDM, Neoprene, Nitrile, SBR, Silicone, and Viton. Different materials are better suited to different applications depending on factors such as temperature resistance, fluid resistance, chemical resistance, ozone resistance, and abrasion resistance. Thus, it is important to choose the correct material for rubber tubing to suit your application. Our engineers are always available for any technical assistance you may require.

Thomas A. Caserta, Inc. can extrude rubber tubing to any size and material specification. We can supply rubber tubing or cord on spools or coiled and boxed. We also can cut rubber tubing and rubber cord to length that can be used as rubber spacers, rubber standoffs, and rubber discs. We utilize state-of-the-art extrusion equipment to consistently produce the highest quality rubber tubing and rubber cord.





Industries Served  · Materials Used  · Equipment Used  · Quality

Industries Served

Aerospace

Appliance

Automotive

Chemical

Electrical

Food processing

Medical

Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)

Pharmaceutical



Materials Used

These are the most common material but we are not limited to them:

Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) - Excellent weatherability, good high and low temperature resistance, low gas permeability. Resistant to ozone, steam, water, alcohols, brake fluids. Poor resistance to petroleum oils, diester lubricants. Temperature range: -60°F to 280°F.

Neoprene - Good general purpose elastomer, with moderate oil, ozone and water resistance. Resistant to freons, high aniline points oils, mild acids. Not recommended for phosphate esters, ketones, brake fluids. Temperature range: -65°F to 260°F.

Nitrile - Excellent resistance to petroleum products, excellent compression set; resistant to oil, water, silicone greases and oils. Not recommended for halogenated hydrocarbons, ketones, ozone and sunlight. Temperature Range: -65°F to 275°F.

Styrene-Butadiene Rubber (SBR) - General purpose elastomer, good adhesion to various substrates, good abrasion resistance, good resiliince. Resistant to brake fluids, alcohols, water. Not recommended for solvents, oil/gas, sunlight. Temperature range: -65°F to 225°F.

Silicone - Best overall temperature range of elastomers currently available. Excellent resistance to dry heat, as well as, resistance to low temperature, brake fluids, high aniline point oils. Not recommended for some dynamic applications due to poor tensile strength and tear. Poor in petroleum oils and ketones. Temperature range: -150° to 500°F.

Viton® - Outstanding resistance to the effects of heat, chemicals, and solvents. Viton® has good tensile, resistance and low compression set. Limitations include poor low-temperature properties, limited hot-water resistance and shrinkage. Temperature range: -50° to 600°F.



Equipment Used

Extruders

Calendars

Grinders

Mills

Vulcanizers/Autoclaves



Quality

At Thomas A. Caserta, Inc. our quality objective is to provide our customers with quality service that meet or exceed customer requirements and expectations. Our highly trained and experienced production operators and strict quality control procedures enable us to consistently deliver defect-free products.



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