About Us

Quality Control

Busada Manufacturing Corp® has been extruding high-quality plastics tubing and pipe since 1950. It is recognized throughout the industry as an extrusion company of the highest quality and by its performance metrics is ranked in Plastics News’s top 100 pipes, profile, and tubing extruders. We manufacture Busada 200® hollow transparent plastics tubing under rigidly controlled processing conditions. Manufacturing tolerances of ±0.010 inch are maintained on O.D.’s at any point on the circumference. Wall thicknesses are controlled to ±0.005 inches. In addition, clarity with minimum distortion is assured as Busada 200® rigid plastics tubing is extruded without inclusions, discontinuities, or other imperfections.

Materials

Busada purchases over 90% of its resin from Eastman Chemical Corp. in Kingsport TN. Unless otherwise specified, all products consist of a minimum of 75% virgin material. All regrind is first-generation and produced in-house.

Tolerances

Busada meets or exceeds industry tolerances in diameter, wall thickness, clarity, and usability. Production maintains tolerances from Master sheets for each size and records all operating data and product measurements hourly. They also contain batch lbs. and percentages of virgin material. Copies of the data sheets are available upon request.

Machinery

Busada, due to its longevity maintains high-quality extruders and downstream equipment (much of which is 30 – 50 years old) has the advantage of high-quality hardware that is consistently upgraded with modern controls and drives. This provides us a unique manufacturing (best of both worlds) environment.

Plant Environment

Busada maintains a plant environment suitable for maximum conditions for extrusion. This involves temperature control, humidity control, air quality and maintains a positive air pressure to avoid any drafts near our extruders.

Intangibles

Busada strives for quality over quantity. We give attention to both large and small orders by 1) running at slow screw speeds 2) operating with relatively low die pressures and 3) cooling at relatively high-water temperatures. This allows our tubing to cool more slowly allowing for better annealing and thus, a stronger tube that will last longer and maintain better UV stabilization over years of use.