Macalaster Bicknell Company of New Jersey has been a preferred supplier of high tech glass tubing, rods and supplies since 1950. Glass tubing is one of our most popular products, likely because it can be used in a variety of industrial applications. We stock Pyrex tubing in heavy wall, medium wall, standard wall, special wall and capillary. The cylindrical hollow-wares are ideal for pharmaceutical packaging, interior design and lighting design. However, tubing is primarily used in a biology or chemistry laboratory environments for a number of reasons.
Glass tubes are often used to connect other types of scientific apparatus. The glass can be cut, stretched and bent to accommodate different kinds of set ups. These glass tubes are primarily made of borosilicate glass, which is made from a combination or boron trioxide and silica. By combining these materials, the resulting glass has a low coefficient of thermal expansion. Therefore, the tubing is highly resistant to thermal shock, and can safely be heated and cooled repeatedly without wearing or breaking down. This is important for laboratory environments, where chemical solutions are often heated to remove impurities or separate solvents with differing densities. The glass also resists chemical penetration, virtually removing the risk for cross contamination. For these reasons, glass tubing is an industry staple among laboratory applications.
Pyrex Tubing Heavy Wall
However, power and telecommunication companies often prefer to use Pyrex tubing heavy wall. This is because the hollow tubes can accommodate cables that need to be buried underground. However, the thicker walls can protect the cables from corrosion and pressure, increasing their durability. The tubes’ built-in moisture barrier also prevents the possibility of water damage.
Capillary tubing is often used within the medical and scientific communities. The small, delicate tubes can safely store small sample sizes effectively, without the risk of contamination.
Everything You Need
At Macalaster Bicknell Company of New Jersey, we carry every kind of Pyrex tubing – from heavy wall to the smallest capillary tubes – to satisfy your needs. Contact us today to place your order!