NewAge Suprene thermoplastic rubber (TPR) tubing
Suprene thermoplastic rubber (TPR) tubing is manufactured by NewAge Industries in the U.S. in two hardnesses – Shore 64A and 80A – and in two grades: FDA and industrial.
The tubing’s applications include food and beverage transfer, flavor and additive dispensing, fluid transfer in appliances, chemical lines, pharmaceutical processing, agriculture and lawn equipment, ink transfer, and paint spray systems.
Suprene TPR tubing offers a number of advantages over other materials. The tubing is flexible and durable like rubber but typically lighter weight and more formable. It provides excellent resistance to flex fatigue and tearing and offers a wide range of temperature use (from –60°F to 275°F / –51°C to 135°C). As with many TPRs it exhibits good compression characteristics and may be used as peristaltic pump tubing.
NewAge manufactures Suprene in two grades to meet various application requirements. FDA grade is available in two hardnesses – 64A and 80A. It is a natural tan color and suitable for most clean needs, such as food and beverage or pharmaceuticals. The National Sanitation Foundation lists the 80A material for use with food equipment materials (NSF-51).
Black-colored industrial grade is available in 64A durometer. This formulation offers resistance to U.V. radiation, ozone, and other chemicals and works well outdoors.