When it comes to reliably delivering gas, steam and liquids in harsh environments, it’s no secret that custom seamless stainless steel tubing offers clear benefits. There are, however, situations in which quality stainless steel tubing may need additional surface treatment to get the most of those benefits when installed in certain conditions. Some of the examples include:

  • Chemical analysis applications in which stainless steel may need further resistance to certain reactive chemicals.
  • Global environmental regulations pertaining to process uptime and yield may demand additional protection for tubing products.
  • Micro-scale corrosion in stainless steel can leach metals into the fluid or gas stream, affecting end-product quality and purity.
  • Material such as hydrocarbons in refineries or proteins in life science applications may require tubing with non-stick surface properties to ensure better flow.

In order to make custom seamless stainless steel tubing an even better choice for these and other applications, HandyTube can provide stainless steel tubing products with innovative protective treatments. We’ve partnered with SilcoTek® to further enhance the performance of our stainless steel tubing for those scientific and industrial applications that demand additional surface treatments. SilcoTek inert coatings are known for their thin deposition and toughness thanks to the company’s patented chemical vapor deposition (CVD) process. This CVD process is three-dimensional and non-line of sight, so it treats surfaces uniformly — even those with complex geometries. HandyTube stainless steel tubing is now offered with:

  • SilcoNert®. This inert, non-reactive silicon coating improves flow paths to provide exceptional process control as well as consistent sampling and analytical results.
  • Dursan®, a proprietary, patented NSF and USP Class VI-certified coating that improves durability, fouling and corrosion resistance in a wide range of applications from precision instruments to harsh industrial uses.

The Best of Two Innovative Companies

HandyTube and SilcoTek share the same philosophy of solving customer problems through innovative products. Through this partnership, customers can rely on HandyTube to provide high-performance seamless stainless steel tubing that satisfies strict protective and non-sticking requirements.