We offer a complete product range of Concentric Tri-Clamp Reducers, Hinged Tri-Clamp, Bio-Ease Hinged Tri-Clamp, Braid Reinforced Peroxide-Cured Silicone Hose and Over-Molded Sanitary Tri-Clamp Ends
TBL Manufactures a full line of Kynar(PVDF) and animal-derived ingredient free (ADIF) Polypropylene sanitary Tri-Clamp® concentric reducers. In addition to the sizes listed below, we offer many custom sizes. For the most critical applications, we also offer custom packaging in a state of the art ISO Class 7 cleanroom and gamma irradiation. Please contact us for more information
TBL Performance Plastics has acquired exclusive rights to the patented Bio-Ease™ sanitary clamp, which was designed to address the needs of the single-use disposable bio-pharm market. Bio-Ease™ hinged clamps are manufactured using a glass-reinforced, FDA grade, USP Class VI Nylon and are designed to be used as a component for single-use transfer lines and a wide range of bio-process systems. For higher pressure applications (above 150psi), true-union clamps are commonly preferred. Bio-Ease™ hinged clamps are lot and batch traceable and ideal for use in single-use systems.
Bio-Ease™ Hinged Tri-Clamp® White Nylon Sanitary Tri-Clamp® for Bio-Pharm bio-ease plastic sanitary tri-clamp TBL Performance Plastics has acquired exclusive rights to the patented Bio-Ease™ sanitary clamp, which was designed to address the needs of the single-use disposable bio-pharm market. Bio-Ease™ hinged clamps are manufactured using a glass-reinforced, FDA grade, USP Class VI Nylon and are designed to be used as a component for single-use transfer lines and a wide range of bio-process systems. For higher pressure applications (above 150psi), true-union clamps are commonly preferred. Bio-Ease™ hinged clamps are lot and batch traceable and ideal for use in single-use systems. Areas of use: Single-Use Systems (SUS) Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Vaccine Production Laboratory Applications Where Metal is Incompatible Bio-Ease™ Clamp Features Compatible with all of our sanitary adapter fittings USP Class VI Nylon 66 Material Tamper-proof design Exclusive limited-slip design self-adjusts for balanced contact pressure Compatible with ASME-BPE and BPSA standards Can be repeatedly autoclaved Testing has shown no detectable weakening after 40kGy Gamma Irradiation
Over-Molded Tri-Clamp Ends for Flexible Tubing TBL manufactures an extensive range of over-molded, sanitary Tri-Clamp compatible process hoses with our standard tubing products and those supplied by our customers. Over-molded Tri Clamp connections are the most secure, cleanable, and reliable solution for critical bio-tech and life sciences applications. A certificate of compliance (COC) is provided with all hoses, certifying the relevant regulatory cBenefits of Over-Molding vs. Barbed Fittings Smooth bore for no product entrapment and maximum cleanability Low sheer for cell culture and other sensitive media Elimination of potential bio-egress that can occur with use of cable ties or crimps redentials (e.g. USP Class VI, ISO 10993, FDA CFR, etc.). Click here to build your hose.
Pharm-A-Clear™ PXS-R | Braid Reinforced Peroxide-Cured Silicone Hose Peroxide-Cured Silicone is advantageous over platinum-cured silicone in some applications because it has superior mechanical properties and is commonly a more economical alternative. Peroxide-cured silicone hose has a higher pressure rating than its platinum-cured counterpart. Sterilization Pharm-A-Clear PXS-R is compatible with repeated steam sterilization or autoclave cycles. Although, it is one of the longest lasting products in its class, it will become “gummy” after repeated steam sterilization cycles and should the be replaced. Fittings For sanitary connections, we recommend our re-usable EZ Fittings™, which are sized to your exact hose dimensions. The fluid contact surface is constructed of 316 stainless steel, and the crimp collars are available in Kynar® or Delrin®. EZ Fittings™ work extremely well in elevated temperature and pressure conditions. For less critical applications, a barbed fitting can be used in conjunction with a worm drive or Oetiker® ear clamp. Our engineering team is available to assist with application assistance. Please contact us anytime.
TBL is now stocking cleanroom-packed, sanitary gaskets. They are offered in single (1) and ten (10) count packets, and were developed specifically for single use Bioprocess and Pharmaceutical applications. Our gaskets are available either Gamma Irradiated or validated sterile. Areas of use: Bio-Process Pharmaceutical R&DPilot Labs Clinical Supplies Glove-Box Production
TBL offers a full line of barb fittings designed for critical use applications where connective reliability, high purity, and chemical resistance are a concern. Our fittings are designed to withstand the stresses of metal crimp collars but are also ideal when used with nylon clips. Both the Polypropylene and PVDF barb fittings meet all requirements for bio process fluids and are USP Class VI, and animal-derived ingredient free
PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene) is perhaps the most widely used fluoropolymer available because it has several features which make it ideal for a wide range of applications. It is more flexible than all other tubing in its class, and can resist nearly all industrial chemicals. With a temperature range of approximately -330°F to 500°F, it offers the widest temperature range of the fluoropolymers. In addition, it has excellent electrical properties and low permeability. PTFE tubing is most widely used as laboratory tubing and for applications where chemical resistance and purity are essential. PTFE has a very low coefficient of friction and is one of the most “slippery” substances known. We offer a broad range of sizes which can be used with standard compression fittings.
Fluor-A-Pure™ (HP) has been specifically developed for the most extreme chemical and ultra-high purity service conditions. Unlike typical high purity grades of PFA (perfluoroalkoxy), Fluor-A-Pure™ (HP) is manufactured from 100% virgin PFA. The result is superior micro porosity characteristics and externally smooth surface finishes. Fluor-A-Pure™ (HP) has excellent flexibility compared to other grades of PFA tube and is ideal for use with flaring tools and compression fittings. Contact us with any questions, quote requests, and sample requests regarding our Flexible PFA Tubing, PFA Hose, and PFA Tube. For applications where purity is less of a concern, try our Fluor-A-Pure
Envir-A-Line™ XX is commonly used for many gases and hydrocarbons. has a unique co-extruded construction, incorporating a highly inert Hytrel® inner-liner that exhibits excellent dielectric properties and provides a superior gas and moisture barrier. Its moisture permeability is similar to poly-ether based urethanes. The product’s outer shell is comprised of a permeable photo-opaque black PVC, so the product can be repeatedly autoclaved without the two materials separating. Used widely in the welding industry because of its superior barrier and dielectric characteristics, Hytrel® contains no plasticizers and does not outgas. The consistant quality and performance of Envir-A-Line™ XX is due partly to the industry leading thickness of our Hytrel® inner-liner thickness. Envir-A-Line is also commonly used in the beverage industry. It is FDA approved and compliant with NSF51 standards for potable water. *Also available with photo opaque hygienic white outer shell, high pressure outer braiding for higher pressures.
The EZ Fitting is an excellent option for securely connecting tubing with a sanitary, Tri-Clamp® Style connection. The value in the EZ fitting is the ability to field fit and secure a cleanable Tri Clamp connection without special tooling or crimping devices. In addition, the fittings can be re-used with replacement tubing on a continuous basis. The compression nut and sleeve are constructed of Delrin®, but Kynar® (PVDF) is also available for improved chemical resistance. For assistance specifying
ynar® PVDF has several properties which make it ideal for a broad range of demanding applications. It is constructed exclusively with FDA compliant materials that meet USP Class VI, NSF 51, NSF 61, and NSF 14 requirements. Also, it has low TOC, excellent chemical resistance to most strong chemicals, is UV stable, and is rated for high temperatures. PVDF is ideal for use in high-purity water systems, for laboratory uses, food beverage applications and many more. It can be an economical replacement to Teflon® (PTFE) in many applications. Low extractables, flexibility and superior chemical resistance make Kynar® the material of choice for a wide range of uses. Kynar® is an Alternative to Teflon® Kynar® Tube and fittings are widely accepted in a range of industries and they are known as an excellent and economical alternative to Teflon® (PTFE) and other fluoropolymers. In many cases Kynar® Tubing and fittings have superior mechanical properties and last longer compared to those manufactured from more expensive fluoropolymers.
Dairyflow® tubing is engineered to address the specific needs of dairy farmers who work with raw milk day in and day out. After listening carefully to milk producers, TBL has developed what we feel is the finest raw milk tubing available today. About one-third lighter than other raw milk transfer tubing, DairyFlow® hoses are easier to lift and move. Our advanced material remains extremely flexible in sub-freezing conditions, which extends hose utility in colder months. Because DairyFlow® hoses are highly resistant to sanitizing chemicals and to temperatures, they are extremely long lasting. Unlike traditional silicone and rubber milk tubing, DairyFlow® has superior tear resistance and does not shed carbon. TBL takes milk quality and ecological concerns very seriously. Our DairyFlow® tubing material is plasticizer-free, so it contains no DEHP or other phthalates, which are known to cause environmental and health issues. In addition, we use no animal derived lubricants in the manufacturing process, as these can potentially cause contamination of finished
SuperFlex™ is specifically designed to address the critical needs of the welding and medical, inert gas industries. Other manufacturers have been known to use natural and latex rubber for conveyance of inert gases which can lead to impurities and dry rot. TBL offers a superior alternative to these types of materials with our synthetic thermoplastic rubber. Also, we ensure uncompromising color consistency and far fewer splices than our competitors. SuperFlex™ is commonly used in the TIGMIG welding industry for coolant lines, ground wire and gas applications. In addition, our tubing is certified in the medical industry to be latex free. SuperFlex™ offers a high-abrasion, close-braid outer Nylon which gives the tubing a high pressure rating and protects the hose from UV and heat exposure. SuperFlex™ is extremely Light weight and ultra flexible.
CellGyn™ thermoplastic TPE tubing is designed specifically for the most demanding bio-pharmaceutical applications. It is ideal for use in peristaltic pumps, single-use assemblies, process filling, and sampling devices and is compatible with tube sealers and aseptic tube welders. CellGyn™ is exceptionally clear and has superior mechanical and barrier properties. It has extremely low extractables and is among the purest TPE tube available today.
Fluor-A-Pure™ (IND) is an option where the chemical and thermal resistance of PTFE tubing is required at a low cost. Fluor-A-Pure (IND)™ is made of 100% virgin grade FEP (fluorinated ethylene propylene). It is resistant to a broad range of industrial solvents, bases and strong acids. Fluor-A-Pure (IND)™ FEP Tubing has excellent optical clarity which makes it ideal for sight gauge and flow applications. Read about the multiple applications and benefits below. Contact us with any questions, quote requests or sample requests. For the most extreme chemical and ultra-high purity service conditions, view our Flexible PFA Tubing
Pharm-A-Clear™ C – Medical-Grade Platinum-Cured Silicone Pharm-A-Clear™ C Platinum Cured Silicone Tubing was developed to meet the most stringent requirements of the life sciences industries. Our medical-grade Pharm-A-Clear™ C is manufactured in a state of the art ISO Class 7 Clean Room. Vertical extrusion techniques are employed in conjunction with continuous laser measurement to ensure the most exacting tolerances. Pharm-A-Clear™ C is widely used for liquid media transfer and serves exceptionally well as peristaltic-pump tubing in bio-pharmaceutical applications, and is a preferred component of many single-use tubing assemblies. TBL Plastics stocks a wide range of sizes specific to most major pump manufactures and models.
Developed to Meet the Demands of the Bio-Pharm Life Sciences Industries TBL’s Bio-Ease™ HD clamp is designed to be used in applications where regulatory compliance, seal integrity, and repeat ability are of the utmost importance. It is designed to handle higher pressures and be more secure than a standard pinch clamp. Even though, this is a non fluid-contact component, the material is fit for fluid contact, and can be gamma irradiated in clean room packaged kits.
The Original DEHP Free PVC Tubing As part of TBL’s continued commitment towards environmental responsibility, we offer our complete line of ClearGreen® flexible PVC tubing. Most flexible PVC sold today contains phthalate plasticizers such as DEHP. Phthalates are known to present increased health and environmental risks. Our ClearGreen® Tubing has been developed without phthalates to address the growing trend away from this type of plasticizer. Unlike competitors, ClearGreen® does not impart a taste or odor to a fluid.
Pharm-A-Clear PXS-R is compatible with repeated steam sterilization or autoclave cycles. Although, it is one of the longest lasting products in its class, it will become “gummy” after repeated steam sterilization cycles and should the be replaced. Fittings For sanitary connections, we recommend our re-usable EZ Fittings™, which are sized to your exact hose dimensions. The fluid contact surface is constructed of 316 stainless steel, and the crimp collars are available in Kynar® or Delrin®. EZ Fittings™ work extremely well in elevated temperature and pressure conditions.
Reliable, Ergonomic, and Tamper Resistant Designed for reliability and increased tamper-resistance, our Kynar® true-union clamps are a perfect solution for non-metallic sanitary process lines. They are easily assembled and dissembled with a Spanner wrench, and hold up to higher pressures than Hinged Sanitary Clamps.
TBL manufactures and stocks a wide variety of high-purity barbed, Tri-Clamp® compatible fittings for the BioPharmaceutical and single-use disposable industry. Our fittings meet USP Class VI and FDA requirements, and are widely accepted for contact with pharmaceutical products. Our barb sanitary adapter fittings are compatible with all standard sanitary clamps, including our Bio-Ease+ Sanitary Clamp. Some standard materials include animal-derived ingredient free (ADIF) Polypropylene and PVDF (KYNAR®), both of which have excellent chemical resistance. TBL also offers custom packaging in our state-of-the-art ISO Class 7 cleanroom. While both materials are autoclavable, PVDF will withstand higher temperatures than that of polypropylene before breaking down.
Pharm-A-Line™ I Peristaltic-Pump Tubing Superior in Peristalic Pump Applications Manufactured from virgin, medical grade TPE and homogeneously extruded to precise dimensional tolerances, our Pharm-A-Line I tubing was specifically developed to provide superior performance in peristaltic pump applications. Pharm-A-Line I provides an excellent alternative to silicone tubing when resistance to chemicals (such as acetone or methylene chloride) is a concern. Prior to release, we rigorously test each batch of resin for cytotoxicity and heavy metals. Ideal for Pharmaceutical, Biological, and Food and Beverage Applications Pharm-A-Line I meets today’s most stringent cytotoxicity and extractability requirements for critical pharmaceutical process applications. It is recommended for most biological process fl uids. Pharm-A-Line I is also ideal for liquid coupler connections between process tanks and fl uidized bed process equipment. Other applications include sterile solutions, buff er agents, and food and beverage processing.
Pharm-A-Clear™ R – Braided Silicone Hose High Performance Hose for the Most Demanding Applications For higher temperature and pressure applications or those with a need for improved kink resistance, we also offer our Pharm-A-Clear™ R, platinum-cured braided silicone tubing. Pharm-A-Clear™ R is constructed using an inner and outer platinum-cured silicone shell with a polyester inner braiding. The inner core is a softer (50 durometer, shore A) material for flexibility, while the outer shell is slightly harder (60 durometer, shore A) for strength. Pharm-A-Clear™ R Meets the Highest Regulatory Standards Our tubing is Animal derived ingredient Free (ADIF), meets USP Class VI, FDA CFR 177.2600, and ISO 10993 Requirements. Pharm-A-Clear™ R is manufactured in an ISO Class 7 clean room. Please contact us us for our extensive validation package. Compatible With Most Modern Sterilization Techniques Pharm-A-Clear™ R stands up to repeated sterilization cycles including, but not limited to, ethylene oxide (EO), autoclave, steam in place (SIP), gamma irradiation, and e-beam irradiation. Although this hose has one of the longest service lives in it’s class, after repeated exposure to high temperature sterilization cycles the hose will become “gummy”, at which time it should be replaced.
TBL manufactures an extensive range of over-molded, sanitary Tri-Clamp compatible process hoses with our standard tubing products and those supplied by our customers. Over-molded Tri Clamp connections are the most secure, cleanable, and reliable solution for critical bio-tech and life sciences applications. A certificate of compliance (COC) is provided with all hoses, certifying the relevant regulatory credentials
Low-Density Polyethylene LDPE and Linear Low-Density Polyethylene LLDPE tubing are used in a broad array of applications including cable jacketing, chemical conveyance, pneumatic and air lines, beverage food processing, and potable water systems. LDPE or LLDPE? Both have excellent flex life, but our LLDPE tubing is recommended whenever exceptional environmental stress-cracking resistance ESCR is required and for applications where push-on fittings are used. Also, LLDPE has a slightly higher pressure rating than LDPE, but LDPE is slightly more flexible. View the chemical resistance of LDPE and LLDPE. FDA Approved Material Our LDPE and LLDPE materials are available as FDA approved under FDA 21 CFR 177.1520 and FDA 21 CFR 176.170 for food contact, drugs, and cosmetics. 13 Colors in Stock and Custom Sizes Color coding is commonly used to identify various chemical or air lines within a facility or process. However, most manufacturers offer less than 6 colors, limiting the user’s choices. In our constant effort to differentiate ourselves from the competition, we offer thirteen colors.
TBL’s platinum-cured silicone gaskets withstand temperature extremes, radiation, corona, moisture and steam. Due to their smooth finish, platinum cured silicone gaskets resist product adhesion. These odorless, tasteless, non-toxic seals maintain product integrity and can be autoclaved, irradiated and gas sterilized. Since there is no benzoic acid residue, our platinum cured silicone hygienic seals provide you with the ultimate, high purity, contact surface.