Hose barbs are small cylindrical, bent or T-shaped parts that are used for attaching and securing hoses. These fittings come in a variety of materials suitable for numerous applications that involve soft tubing and high pressure like aquarium pumps to beverage filters. Choose from HDPE, nylon, polypropylene, PTFE, PVDF, brass and stainless steel among other materials when purchasing a hose barb. Plastic hose barbs are particularly useful in securing rubber tubing or flexible-plastic so it is not easily disconnected. For use in areas with high working pressures, hose barbs are made of the finest polypropylene resins that can withstand a wide range of chemicals
. They are also useful in chemistry laboratories and machine perfusion. There are special hose barbs
with unique fittings
that feature a four barb design which creates maximum gripping and sealing power when used together with a hose clamp.