P-Tubes: Packaging Plastic IC Tubes

A wide range of antistatic and conductive plastic integrated circuits tubes and plugs used to transport and store electronic parts

P-Tubes: Packaging Plastic IC Tubes

A wide range of antistatic and conductive plastic integrated circuits tubes and plugs used to transport and store electronic parts.

We protect, you connect

With a longstanding experience in the electronics and automotive sector, thanks to its technical department Plastex has been able to develop dedicated solutions for many customers of the industry. We are specialized in the production of ESD packaging tubes (IC component tubes).

Our company has more than 60 million ESD packaging tubes manufactured over the last twenty years, nearly 650 projects developed with leading companies in the sector of electrical / automotive connectors. The main feature of our production is the ability to produce the entire range according to different ESD variants:

  • special conductive plastic whose resistivity does not exceed 1004 Ω
  • electrostatic dissipative (temporary treatment only external or internal/external) in a resistivity range between 1005 and 1012 Ω
  • available also in returnable solution
 

Plastex also designs and manufactures closure systems: along the axis of the tube or perpendicular to it.

What is Tube packaging?

A hollow (cylindrical or with special geometry) packing container is called a tube container. Tube packaging is similar to tape and reel and allows for safe storage and transportation of larger parts that do not fit comfortably in tape-and-reel packaging.

With this method, sets of components are secured in dedicated packaging.

Why you should choose Tube packaging method

Tube packaging offers an advantage for customers dealing with delicate parts that need to be protected. The added protection of a plastic shield amplifies durability for components during transportation.

The tube protects also your items from dust and dirt. Thanks to extended durability there will be lower levels of production loss, resulting in fewer components purchased.

Our production lines are equipped also with a punching system that reduces the use of pins, nails or plugs to keep parts well tightened inside the tube.

Reusable IC Tubes

PC BLACK ESD

  • Permanent
  • Internal
  • External (104 Ohm)   

 

PC CLEAR ESD

  • 6 Months
  • Internal
  • External (108 Ohm)   

TECHNICAL FEATURES

  • raw material especially developed to achieve all the parameters required by the Customers.
  • working temperature 100°C 
  • shape dimensional stability of the tube during its lifetime
  • much more resistant to impacts compared to PVC, ABS, HIPS
  • 25-45 cycles certified by our Customers thanks to its conductive properties (to estimate the lifetime you could have, we need to know the entire handling of the tube during its lifecycle) 
  • perfect matching with automatic insertion and manufacturing lines
  • no complaints were received up today for the PC extrusion solutions proposed (many tests and trials made to achieve the current upgraded quality)
  • quality ongoing replicability of the geometry 
  • environmentally friendly due to the fact it is a returnable solution
Plastic IC Tubes

Disposable IC Tubes

PVC CLEAR

PVC COLORED

TECHNICAL FEATURES

  • raw material especially developed to achieve all the parameters required by the Customers.
  • working temperature range 60°C or 70°C (if needed) 
  • shape dimensional stability of the tube during its lifetime
  • perfect matching with automatic insertion and manufacturing lines
  • quality ongoing replicability of the geometry 

How can we help you with our solutions?

If required, our Technical Dept. is available to support our Customers for the engineering studying to develop the tube drawing according to your specific part.

The Japanese Poka-Yoke concept can be taken into consideration during the tube drawing development to help an equipment operator avoid (yokeru) mistakes (poka) and defects by preventing, correcting, or drawing attention to human errors as they occur.

Moreover, thanks to our injection molded solutions it is possible to develop a dedicated plug to seal hermetically the tube along the axis of the tube or perpendicular to it.

Don’t hesitate to contact us with further questions.

Further examples of our Packing IC Tubes production