Clarity

Butyrate Aging

The use of transparent tubing in pneumatic conveying systems for paper cups offers numerous advantages, particularly in terms of visibility. Clear tubing allows for easy monitoring and inspection of the conveyed cups throughout the entire process. The transparency of...

Rectangular Tubing Upgrades in Clarity

Rectangular transparent tubing formed in an extrusion vacuum system has some inherent problems in clarity. For one, the vacuum sizer heads need extra length to combat the vacuum’s tendency to round the tube. This tends to introduce draglines and chatter marks....

Busada PETG Tubing For Puck Conveying

Puck Conveying: Busada tubing has been long-known for excellence in pneumatic conveying of cups, containers, caps and such. Our butyrate line enters its 7th decade. We also supply a USFDA NSF 51 approved PETG (Provista) tube (UVO stabilized) and Tritan (tough as...

Butyrate Tubing Clarity And Toughness

Butyrate tubing (CAB) is known for its toughness, but when properly extruded it can compete even with cast acrylic in clarity. At Busada, we cater to the small order; we run in small lots and low screw speeds. Quality matters here, not throughput. We recently sent a...

Clear, Rigid Transparent Butyrate Pipe VS. Clear PVC Pipe

Busada extrudes Butyrate (CAB), and Tritan pipe in nominal sizes from ½” to 8” and in Sch 10, 40, and 80. We extrude other schedules to order. The picture below is from a recent run of Butyrate 6” Schedule 80 Pipe. Our customer’s engineer was not happy with the...

Tight Radius Offset Bend

Tight –radius bends are a problem to all tube benders. On a tight radius, we can run into excessive flattening, cracking of the outside wall, or buckling in the inside wall (most commonly). The problem is intensified in transparent, thermoplastics benders, for we do...

Clear CAB Tubing At Monticello

One of Monticello’s most memorable features is the Great Clock, designed by Thomas Jefferson and built by Peter Spruck in 1792. It is fully functional today. The clock, with both an interior and exterior face, (and loud chime) dictated the schedule of the entire...

Ready, Set, Takeoff Pneumatic Coffee

The Roasting Plant has just opened up a beautiful facility in Denver. We work with Advance Design Solutions to do our small part in this. We make the tubing and bends. The Roasting Plant uses cutting-edge technology in their stores, and the result is truly a mix of...

Blue Star Bends

For top-of-the-line clarity in bends, nothing comes close to our Provista (PETG) line with monitored air packing. For clarity one has to control the packing material. This method was developed for a line of retail-coffee-house bends. Nothing is clearer, and this...

Flame Polishing Provista Plastic Tubing

Provista (PETG) tubing, when properly extruded and polished is superior to cast acrylic in every way. When flame polished, it is spectacular for clarity. The picture above shows how a Provista tube shines when flame polished. This 6″ OD tube, FDA approved and...

Tight Radius Bends VS. Elbows

Problem: We had a challenge to produce a 4″CLR bend in our 1-1/2″ pipe in clear, transparent, Provista (PETG). Provista is very clear, has NSF approval for food contact, no odor, and very good chemical resistance. But, it has a very short transition...

Provista Bends And Sleeves

We recently filled an order with specialty bends for Provista (PETG) UVO. This clear, transparent conveyance system is UV stabilized and FDA/NSF approved. We also supplied sleeves for the order. In order to maintain NSF standards, the sleeve is thick-walled. This...

Provista Uvo For Coffee

We are delighted to be supplying The Roasting Place with its new line of Provista (PETG) tubing. Their design team has been searching for a more aesthetic and functional tube for their coffee-bean pneumatic transport. Provista UVO not only has FDA, but NSF compliance,...

Space Station Bend

Do you need an off-the-charts bend of transparent tubing? How about a 14° 200″ R (no tangents)? We received an interesting call this week. A school is preparing a model of a space station to be displayed at NASA. Our little part in this was to scale down a 12 ft...

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