Polyethylene Tubes

A semi-rigid, low-cost, but very tough material that is slightly opaque in colour. The Polyethylene tubing can be colour-matched to your specifications.
Polyethylene Tube-PE
  • Temperature range of: -35°C - +55°C,
  • Durable and tough
  • Lightweight and flexible
  • Chemically inert and no plasticiser
  • Food contact approved
  • Suitable for use with 'push-in' fittings
  • Colours to your specification
  • 30m coils in stock to 12mm, longer coils, cut lengths, drum winding, and custom sizes are available.

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Polyethylene tubing is a highly adaptable material with a multitude of potential uses. Its lightweight, flexible, and chemically inert characteristics render it appropriate for a diverse array of industries, encompassing food processing, automotive, medical, electronics, plumbing, industrial applications, construction, and use as outdoor pipes.

  • Plumbing and pipe systems – PE tubing can be used as a cost-effective replacement and is a common plumbing material for metal piping in many plumbing applications and water distribution systems. This includes water supply and drainage.
  • Industrial and chemical – PE tubes have high chemical resistance to substances such as oils, acids, and alkalis. Polyethylene plastic pipes can also be used to transport and store chemical liquids or gases.
  • Vehicles – PE tubing is used to create fuel lines, oil lines, ventilation systems, and other components in vehicle creation.
  • Food processing – Polyethylene tubing is a food-safe composition and can be used for food-grade applications such as milk or water transportation. 
  • Medical and pharmaceutical – Polyethylene tubes are used to create oxygen tubing, catheters, suction lines, and other medical equipment. 
  • Electronics – Polyethylene tubes can be used as insulation in electrical wiring or as a protective covering for cables. It is also used to create cable sheaths and plugs.
  • Sports and Leisure – Polyethylene tubing is used for making garden hoses and swimming pool hoses that can withstand hot water temperatures from water heaters and high pressure.
  • Agricultural – PE tubing can be used in agricultural applications such as crop irrigation systems and aquaculture tanks.


Transam Extrusions Ltd. is one of the most trusted flexible polyethylene tube manufacturers in the UK. We supply a wide range of plastic pipes for a variety of applications.

For a variety of engineering and industrial uses, polyethylene tubing is an efficient solution. From the transportation of fluids to the safeguarding of electrical cables, this durable yet lightweight material can be adapted for many purposes.

Due to its strength and durability, polyethylene tubing is also often employed for plumbing and piping systems. The plastic pipe industry is subject to rigorous testing; Transam Extrusions LTD can provide the highest quality of products, meeting all standards and regulations.

Our extensive range of customised plastic pipe solutions includes custom-made tube sizes. We also offer different colours to suit your individual requirements. Our friendly sales team is always on hand to advise you on the best solution for your application.


What are the different types of polyethylene tubes?

Polyethylene tubes come in a wide variety of sizes and thicknesses, each suited to different applications. Low-density polyethylene (LDPE) is the most common type used for tubing, with a range of possible uses including medical tubing, plumbing, fuel lines, and irrigation systems. Medium-density polyethylene (MDPE) is a more rigid form ideal for water mains and gas pipes. High-density polyethylene (HDPE) is the most durable and has excellent chemical and stress resistance.

What are the advantages of polyethylene tubing?

Polyethylene tubes are lightweight, flexible and durable materials that offer many advantages over other types of piping materials. They are resistant to corrosion, chemicals, and temperature extremes, making them well-suited for outdoor applications.