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Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Introduces Flexible, Translucent Tubing for Milking Equipment

Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, Process Systems has expanded its Tygon® product portfolio to include Tygon® II, a durable tubing product that helps to protect product integrity in milking applications.

Akron, OH, April 28, 2016 --( The Process Systems business unit of Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics has expanded its Tygon® product portfolio to include Tygon® II, a durable tubing product that helps to protect product integrity in milking applications.

For dairy processors, hygiene is one of the most important considerations in maintaining product quality and safety, as well as regulatory compliance. Unclean milking systems foster bacteria growth, which can lead to contamination and milk products with limited shelf life - not to mention potentially harmful implications for consumers.

One of the most crucial components in maintaining the integrity of a finished product is proper tubing selection, as it is used to transport milk throughout various phases of the milking process.

Saint Gobain’s Tygon II is a high-quality silicone tubing designed specifically to meet and exceed the dairy market’s needs. The tubing is engineered with a smooth surface and inner bore that resists sticking, encrustation and bacteria growth, while reducing the potential for particle entrapment. Also, Tygon II does not contain plasticizers or other additives and byproducts that can leach into milk and cause toxicological issues.

Additionally, Tygon II tubing provides flexibility for hot and cold temperatures, along with durability for long and reliable service. It also offers resistance to kinking and tearing, as well as reduced tackiness.

Because of its advanced curing mechanism, Tygon II’s consistency is very high and more translucent than alternative silicone tubing offerings in the marketplace.

Further, Saint Gobain’s Tygon II tubing is compliant with global food safety regulations set by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA 21 CFR 177.2600), 3-A Sanitary Standards, European Union (EU Regulation 1935/2004) and China (GB4806.I-94), among others.

Tygon Tubing Solutions Tailored for Highly Specialized Applications
From beverage dispensing equipment to motorcycle fuel lines, Tygon tubing delivers peak performance and regulatory compliance across a range of specialized fluid transfer applications. The family of Tygon® tubing solutions is precision-designed to meet customer needs for clarity, durability, chemical and heat resistance, and non-leachable and non-porous attributes.

To learn more about Tygon II or to download product data sheets on the complete portfolio of Tygon flexible tubing solutions, visit

About Saint-Gobain
Saint-Gobain, the world leader in habitat and construction markets, designs, manufactures and distributes building and high-performance materials, providing innovative solutions to the challenges of growth, energy efficiency and environmental protection.

Saint-Gobain’s Process Systems business unit helps customers achieve safety, performance and brand assurance through a broad range of capabilities that rely on superior engineering and customer support. Our product applications include those in the food, beverage, habitat, aerospace, chemical and electronics sectors. We’ve helped customers in all of these industries achieve goals in innovation, efficiency, sustainability and product integrity through customized solutions such as flexible tubing, gaskets, seals, hoses, fittings, pumps, valves and manifolds.

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Saint-Gobain Process Systems
Iuliana Nita
330 798 6907
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