Silicone tubing is a flexible and durable type of tubing commonly used in laboratories for transferring liquids or gases between containers or instruments. It is made from silicone rubber, which is a synthetic polymer that exhibits high resistance to temperature, chemicals, and biological agents.
Silicone tubing is available in various diameters and thicknesses and can be translucent or opaque. It is often used in applications that require a high level of purity, such as in medical and pharmaceutical settings, as well as in food and beverage industries.
Silicone tubing is preferred over other types of tubing materials, such as PVC or rubber because it is less reactive and does not leach harmful chemicals or odor into the fluids being transported. It is also easy to clean and sterilize, making it a versatile and convenient tool for laboratory work.