Plastic barbed fittings in nylon, polyethylene, PVDF, and polypropylene suit multi-use and single-use/disposable applications. Called Thermobarb®, the fittings are used in chemical, food and beverage, appliance, MRO, packaging, laboratory, and other applications. The single use style is often used in the pharmaceutical and medical markets for disposable tubing assemblies.
Thermobarb fittings offer:
• A lightweight, compact design
• Multiple barbs for secure connections
• Excellent chemical resistance
• Durability and high impact strength
• Styles including adapters, straight connectors, Y’s, tees, 4-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 well; 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 sterilizable 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. Sizes range from 1/8 in. through 1 in. tubing I.D. for most styles; hose nipples from ½ in. through 4 in. tubing I.D. 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 stocked as well.
NewAge Industries, Inc.