How do you sell your tubing?
For those who stock the tubing on shelves for resale, we have 50 foot reels and 100 or 50 foot boxes. If you are not stocking for resale or are using the tubing as a component, we have bulk random length packaging which is sold by the foot, and we can cut tubing to specific lengths upon request.
What colors do you carry in stock?
We don’t carry any tubing in stock. There are certain sizes we run more frequently, and amber and black are always available. Colors are considered custom orders. We have standard colors and a custom color chart is available. We also color match to Pantone PMS colors for as little as 1500 feet per order.
Does Primeline only supply latex tubing?
Primeline manufactures latex tubing, but we also have assembly capabilities. We have many components such as webbing, snaps, handles, grips, grommets, etc. Much of what we do utilizes our latex tubing. We also have sewing capabilities and can provide finished retail packaging for your product.
If we would like Primeline to manufacture our finished product for us, what is the process?
Commencing the assembly process necessitates a finished sample of the intended item or comprehensive documentation, including detailed drawings accompanied by written instructions. Supplementary resources such as videos further aid our assessment. Upon receiving the materials, our team meticulously reviews them to ascertain the requisite components for assembling the item according to your precise design and specifications. Subsequently, once the assembly is complete, we will promptly dispatch it to you for thorough inspection and approval. In cases involving retail packaging, we kindly request the necessary artwork to ensure a seamless final presentation of the assembled product.
What is the shelf life of latex tubing?
We say that the shelf life of our tubing is “indefinite”. What we mean by that is that depending on the conditions of the storage area, the shelf life may vary. Heat, UV, and ozone are the most common sources for degradation of natural rubber. These elements are what you want to protect the tubing from while in storage. If you store the tubing in a container out of light, normal room temperatures, and away from ozone generating devices such as motors and transformers, the tubing will last for years.
What kind of lubricant do you recommend for natural rubber tubing?
Petroleum-based lubricants are known to degrade natural rubber over time, posing a risk to its integrity. Silicone lubricants have a tendency to migrate onto various surfaces, including hands and equipment, potentially causing inconvenience and messiness. While K-J jelly provides effective lubrication without causing harm, its drawback lies in its quick drying and subsequent loss of effectiveness. Dry lubricants, although promising, have not been subject to our experimentation. However, in our experience, when it comes to fluid lubricants that won't compromise rubber quality, castor oil stands out as the singular option we can confidently endorse.
In what lengths do you sell your tubing?
Standard packaging is random lengths with average lengths being 18-20 foot. In some sizes we can do up to 100 foot lengths. We also custom cut to customer specification.
What treatment do you suggest for UV protection?
We recommend 303 aerospace protectant. https://www.goldeagle.com/product/303-aerospace-protectant.
Why should I buy latex tubing made by Primeline instead of someone else's?
Primeline’s natural rubber latex tubing is simply the best, and in addition to that, we have assembly, sewing, and packaging capabilities. We are able to provide a natural rubber latex tubing component, and we can provide a finished product. If you have an idea, we can help you make it market ready.