Coupling Dissimilar Plastics Tubing

Published: February 15, 2021
by Charles Busada
An image with captions illustrating the practice of coupling tubing made from different plastic types. A provista bend and a butyrate tube site on a white table

Sometimes our customers need to couple dissimilar plastics tubing. Most often they couple provista (PETG) tubing with butyrate (CAB) sleeves. We recommend this technique. It is simply using the molding shrinkage of a heated tube to form a compression coupling.

After inserting the inner tube into the outer tube slide and clamp the hose clamp. You can keep the clamp on, or after cooling remove it (it will leave its impression).

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