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How Our Thin, Long-Length Tubes Benefit High-Precision Applications

Many chemical, gas and life science applications have demanding stainless steel tubing requirements. These applications often involve high-precision analytical instruments, which require very clean, tight-tolerance, thin wall tubing. In these instruments, the quality and cleanliness of the tubing have a direct effect on the performance of the analytical instruments. Thin Walls, Long Lengths, Tight Tolerances [...]

By | May 29th, 2020|Blog, Corporate News, News & Events, Press Releases|0 Comments

Protective Coatings for Stainless Steel Tubing: Application Makes the Difference

When you need surface-treated stainless steel tubing, not all coatings are created equal. Many coatings can suffer from uneven application, which is especially true for tubing because it can come in many different forms. Or, they may require burn-in or seasoning when applied to stainless steel. That takes time. The best performing protective coatings typically [...]

By | April 28th, 2020|Blog, Corporate News, News & Events, Press Releases|Comments Off on Protective Coatings for Stainless Steel Tubing: Application Makes the Difference

Laser Scanning Technology Delivers Smoother Tube Surfaces

The HandyTube laser microscope image depicts height variation and measures high/low point averages. Blue areas are low, green mid-range and red high. Gauging tube surfaces to achieve a desired smoothness can be a painstaking and time-consuming process. Many tubing suppliers use profilometers to measure surfaces, but this technique involves a long setup time, [...]

By | March 24th, 2020|Blog, Corporate News, News & Events, Press Releases|Comments Off on Laser Scanning Technology Delivers Smoother Tube Surfaces

COVID-19 Update: HandyTube Deemed Essential Business

Gov. John Carney ordered Delaware residents to stay at home and closed nonessential businesses in the state starting Tuesday, 3/23 at 8 a.m. He has deemed all ‘metals businesses’ to be essential so HandyTube will continue to be fully staffed, producing and shipping tubing for our customers! We are doing our utmost to protect you [...]

By | March 23rd, 2020|Blog, Corporate News, News & Events, Press Releases|Comments Off on COVID-19 Update: HandyTube Deemed Essential Business

HandyTube Responds to the COVID-19 Outbreak

The safety and well-being of our customers and employees is always our top priority. It is impossible to anticipate the outcome of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) global crisis. As a result, we are seeking to understand current impacts, potential risks and mitigation opportunities in order to assess our supply chain resilience. We understand that the rapidly [...]

By | March 19th, 2020|Blog, Corporate News, News & Events, Press Releases|Comments Off on HandyTube Responds to the COVID-19 Outbreak

HandyTube Attends Pittcon 2020

We recently attended Pittcon 2020 — the world’s leading conference and expo on laboratory science. This year’s show took place March 1–5 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. This is the third year we have been a part of Pittcon. Gaining significant contacts and meeting numerous companies has always been our goal, and several key [...]

By | March 18th, 2020|Blog, Corporate News, Press Releases|Comments Off on HandyTube Attends Pittcon 2020

Sensitization In Corrosion-Resistant Alloys

To mitigate the risk of corrosion, tubes are often made out of corrosion-resistant alloys, including Inconel alloys and stainless steels. At elevated temperatures, however, sensitization can still occur—opening up your alloy to attack. Let’s explore what sensitization is, as well as some of the ways you can prevent it. How Sensitization Occurs At elevated temperatures, [...]

By | January 8th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Sensitization In Corrosion-Resistant Alloys

The Chemistry of Stainless-Steel Tubing

The applications of seamless stainless-steel tubing can include anything from medical equipment to offshore drilling rigs. Selecting the right alloy is one of the ways you can meet your application’s specific requirements and also ensure success on the job. Depending on the alloying elements, you can enhance the properties of your tube—from improving its ductility, [...]

By | December 20th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on The Chemistry of Stainless-Steel Tubing

2018 Above and Beyond Safety Award!

HandyTube Corporation was the winners of 2018 ABOVE AND BEYOND SAFETY AWARD with "Safety Proctor Initiative" In 2018, Steel Partners implemented a recognition program for the SP Operating Companies(OpCo) that are going "Above and Beyond" the normal regularity compliance requirements in environmental, health and safety (EH&S). HandyTube was voted as the OpCo with the most effective [...]

By | November 8th, 2018|Blog, Corporate News, News & Events, Press Releases|Comments Off on 2018 Above and Beyond Safety Award!

The Advantages of Seamless Coil Tubing

If you specify tubing for fluid delivery systems, you should go seamless. In a new video, we explore the quality and performance advantages of seamless stainless steel and nickel alloy coil tubing over welded tubing. The reason why: seamless tubing doesn’t suffer from the welding defects that can cause leaks, holes or failure points. Watch [...]

By | October 16th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on The Advantages of Seamless Coil Tubing