Tubing is created in a variety of sizes and diameters. The tubing is extruded from high strength silicone rubber, which is an elastomer composed of silicone. Silicone is a polymer made out of silicon, carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. Manufactured to fine tolerances, the smallest silicone tubing is most commonly used as electrical sleeving, while mid range sizes are used to carry fluids and powders within the food processing and pharmaceutical industries. You will find silicone tubing commonly used for automatic drinks dispensers and other catering equipment, as well as in healthcare applications, replacing inferior rubber and plastic products. Silicone tubing offers more comfort to patients, and is suited for hygiene-critical applications. It may also be platinum cured for higher standards needed in healthcare use.