Plastic Barbed Fittings Now Available in Both Single-Use & Reusable Versions; Variety of Plastic Materials & Fitting Styles Stocked

NewAge(R) Industries now provides its Thermobarb(R) plastic barbed fittings in versions for both single and repeated use applications. The fittings are well stocked in nylon, polyethylene, PVDF, and polypropylene for same-day or JIT shipment. They offer a lightweight, compact design; durability; chemical and temperature resistance; and assorted styles. The single use fitting allows for sterilization and is made from FDA-approved material that meets critical pharmaceutical industry standards.

Southampton, PA, December 21, 2008 --( NewAge(R) Industries, Inc., announces the immediate availability of plastic barbed fittings in nylon, polyethylene, PVDF, and polypropylene for multi-use and single-use/disposable applications. Called Thermobarb(R), the fittings are used in industries such as OEM, chemical, food and beverage, appliance, MRO, packaging, laboratory, and many others. The single use style in particular is often used in the pharmaceutical and medical markets for disposable tubing assemblies.

Thermobarb fittings offer:
• A lightweight, compact design
• Multiple barbs for secure connections
• Excellent chemical resistance
• Durability and high impact strength
• Styles including adapters, straight connectors, Y’s, tees, 4-way connectors, elbows, reducers, hose nipples, and more

Each plastic material also provides specific features. Nylon resists physical stress and abrasion; polyethylene performs better at low temperatures than other plastics; PVDF handles higher temperatures and pressures well; polypropylene is solvent and chemical resistant. The single-use Thermobarb is manufactured from FDA-approved polypropylene and meets USP Class VI and RoHS standards, is sterilizable by autoclave or gamma radiation, and is free of animal-derived ingredients.

Thermobarb fittings are designed to work with soft-walled tubing such as PVC, silicone, polyurethane, and TPR, which are all manufactured by NewAge Industries. The fittings are well stocked for same day or JIT (Just In Time) shipment. Sizes range from 1/8” through 1” tubing I.D. for most styles; hose nipples from 1/2” through 4” tubing I.D. Pinch clamps and check valves are also available, as are brass Thermobarbs for more demanding applications. Push-to-connect fittings, compression fittings, cam operated couplings, and an assortment of clamps are stocked as well.

For additional information on Thermobarb plastic barbed fittings, contact the Fluid Transfer Specialists(R) at NewAge Industries, Inc., 145 James Way, Southampton, PA 18966; phone 800-50-NEWAGE (800-506-3924) or 215-526-2300; fax 800-837-1856 or 215-526-2190; e-mail: web page:

About NewAge Industries and AdvantaPure(R)
In business since 1954, NewAge Industries manufactures and fabricates thermoplastic and thermoset tubing and hose. The company offers one of the broadest product lines of tubing, hose, and fittings in the U.S., and its custom extrusion and fabrication services are unrivaled. NewAge Industries maintains a large inventory and prides itself on same-day shipment of 98% of orders for its core product lines. In 2006, NewAge initiated an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) for the benefit of both its employees and customers.

The AdvantaPure division of NewAge Industries specializes in clean products for the pharmaceutical, biomedical, food, beverage, chemical, and cosmetic industries. All products are manufactured, stored, and shipped using the cleanest methods possible to ensure unsurpassed product purity.


Thermobarb(R), NewAge(R), AdvantaPure(R), and “Fluid Transfer Specialists(R)” are registered trademarks of NewAge(R) Industries, Inc.
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