Plastic Medical Tubes – Custom Extrusion

Posted on April 14, 2020

plastic medical tubesWithout plastic medical tubing or plastic medical tubes, it would be nearly impossible to carry out many common medical procedures, tests, or diagnostics in a safe and efficient way. Plastics have become an essential element of the medical industry because the material offers many benefits that other materials do not.

Even in difficult times such as the current COVID-19 pandemic when supplies of vital test kits and other equipment runs low, plastic medical tubing and tubes can be manufactured economically and rapidly to ensure that medical staff always have a ready supply of necessary equipment.

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The Benefits of Plastic Medical Tubing and Plastic Medical Tubes

If you’re wondering why plastic is so good for use in the medical industry, here are the main benefits:

  • Made from FDA-approved materials
  • Durable and strong
  • Crush-resistant
  • Can be made extremely flexible without breaking
  • Can be easily sterilized and kept sterile
  • Can be made crystal clear
  • Contaminant resistant
  • Chemical resistant
  • Very long shelf life
  • Economical
  • UV resistant
  • Safely contains liquids as well as solids
  • Does not cause allergic reactions

What is Plastic Medical Tubing Used for?

Plastic medical tubing has many applications within the medical industry. You will most commonly see it used in the following ways:

  • IV “drip” saline or medication delivery
  • Fluid delivery
  • Catheters
  • Air administration and breathing support
  • Protective sheathing for equipment
  • Endoscopies
  • Arthroscopies
  • Laparoscopies
  • Filtration systems
  • Manometer tubing

How are Plastic Medical Tubes Used?

Plastic medical tubes have a multitude of uses, particularly for liquid or solid containment. You’ll find plastic medical tubes used in the following ways and more:

  • Influenza test kits
  • Sterile swab kits
  • Bacterial cultures
  • Urine, fecal or sperm specimen collection
  • Diagnostic testing
  • Blood samples
  • Bacteriological, serological and cytological sample containment
  • DNA sample containment
  • Lab testing
  • Infectious disease test kits
  • Medication storage
  • Medical instrument storage

These uses for plastic medical tubes and plastic medical tubing are by no means exhaustive, but it should give you a good idea of how much both types of plastic extrusion is used within the medical industry.

Petro Packaging Company Inc.

At Petro Packaging Company Inc, we recognize the importance of our role within the medical industry. Without our manufacturing capabilities, it could cost patients time and money as well as their health if medical facilities are unable to source much-needed plastic components required for medical procedures and testing.

We’re extremely proud to be a family run business that takes care of the entire manufacturing process right here on American soil. We have over 40 years of experience within the plastics industry, and during that time, we have gained a deep insight into what’s important to our customers.

We offer an extremely high level of customer service and can turnaround orders quickly and efficiently. Being based in the US means we don’t have to rely on foreign suppliers that could cause delays or problems within the manufacturing process.

Plastic Tubing and Plastic Tubes to Suit Your Requirements

We have a standard supply of plastic tube items and plastic extrusions readily available for your to order on our website. We can supply open-ended plastic tubes as well as plastic tubes with sealed bottoms. Our comprehensive range of caps and plugs gives our customers a choice to select the most ideal sealing option.

If you need something for a special application that you can’t find within our standard selection, we are happy to discuss your requirements to create a custom plastic tube order.

We specialize in the following materials:

However, we’re not limited to these materials and are happy to discuss other options with you.

Additionally, we can provide custom lengths, thickness, diameters, and more to get the perfectly sized plastic medical tube or plastic medical tubing for your needs.

Our Response to COVID-19

During the current pandemic, we understand that our customers are concerned with hygiene practices and our response to the crisis. Petro Packaging Company Inc is operating to its usual high standard and is ready to fulfill your order.

We adhere to cleanliness practices outlined by the CDC. All staff are required to wash hands at regular intervals. Surfaces are routinely disinfected. We are not allowing anyone other than our employees to enter our premises and are practicing social distancing where possible.

Getting in Touch With Petro Packaging Company Inc.

If you would like to learn more about our plastic medical tubes and plastic medical tubing, call us at 908-272-4054. We can provide a free consultation, quote, and even send you samples.

Our website contains comprehensive product information. And, if you prefer, you can contact us via email at [email protected].