Antimicrobial tubing for fluid-transfer applications in the medical, food and beverage and other sectors as well as for laboratory use has been introduced by NewAge Industries (Southampton, PA). Clearflo Ag-47 antimicrobial tubing is designed to protect liquids from harmful bacteria that can result in taste transfer, odors and illnesses.
The tubing is manufactured from a clear, flexible, phthalate-free PVC compound. The material contains a silver-ion additive, tested in accordance with ISO 22196:2011 on more than 50 different species of bacteria, to guard against microorganisms such as E. coli, listeria, salmonella, legionella, MRSA, campylobacter and pseudomonas. The additive is present throughout the tubing, not just the interior, to provide bacteria protection on all tubing surfaces.