PVC tubing comes in two forms: rigid and flexible. Rigid PVC tubing is used in construction for piping and in profile applications such as doors and windows. It can be made softed using plasticizers; in this form, it is also used in plumbing, electrical cable insulation, imitation leather, and many applications where it replaces rubber. PVC tubing has high hardness and mechanical properties, as well as good insulation properties, but needs a heat stabilizer if exposed to temperatures reaching or exceeding 140°C.
Lab-Grade, autoclavable clear tubing sets the standard for purity and quality, made from highest grade resins and plasticizers, resists hardening and discoloration and a wide range of chemicals, demonstrates dimensional stability.