Helpful note for customers outside New Zealand
We are New Zealand’s major supplier of polyethylene vacuum tubing and spiral cut distribution tubing for composites applications. Our tubing is made from virgin polyethylene and is of excellent quality. It is resistant to collapse when bent, even at high ambient temperatures. It also recovers its shape well after being clamped off. Unfortunately, delivery of polyethylene tubing by airfreight is expensive because of its low packing density. While we are pleased to supply starter quantities of tubing at no charge with our machines, we recommend that our non-New Zealand customers look for local suppliers of vacuum tubing and spiral cut tubing. Sources of supply can be polyethylene extruders, hose and pipe distributors, compressed air equipment suppliers and irrigation equipment suppliers.
If sourcing vacuum tubing and spiral cut tubing in your local region we recommend asking for translucent tubing, as this allows resin movement to be observed. While cost is obviously important, we recommend avoiding very low cost tubing as this is often thin walled for pressure duty only, or made completely from weaker reground material. Low cost tubing can be prone to collapse under vacuum, particularly in hot climates. Unless known to be suitable for vacuum duty, always test both vacuum tubing and spiral cut tubing for suitability before committing to a quantity purchase.
Polyethylene vacuum tubing
Spiral cut translucent extruded polyethylene distribution tubing (Spiral wrap)
Tubing cutter for clean cuts in polyethylene tubing up to 23 mm (0.9”) in diameter.
Disposable O-ring sealed valves
Low cost valves to suit 12.7 mm (1/2”) and 19 mm (3/4”) inside diameter tubing. O-ring sealed, but O-rings not suitable for long term exposure to solvents such as styrene. Normally limited to single uses when infusing.
Joiners, elbows and tees to suit our standard tubing.