The simplest way to connect plastic and rubber tubing to glassware is through the use of  serrated hose barbs, either glass or plastic, or a combination of the two as use dictates. They are routine connections for the transfer of  vacuum, gas and liquid, and come in a variety of forms. We have a number of off-the-shelf component choices, as well as the ability to fabricate specific sizes. The important information for sizing these components is the ID of the tubing that will be used, and to a certain extent, its hardness. Scroll down for examples of various hose barbs.

 tissue chamber detail

Eukaryotic Cell Culture Bioreactor

3L Custom Jacketed Reactor detail

Simple glass manifold

Borosilicate Test Chambers

Plastic Hose Barbs

 For rigid tubing, Swagelok fittings are available in a number of sizesPlastic Swage Fitting

 

 

We frequently repair broken glass hose barbs.
This is perhaps our most common repair job. 

CO2 Cell


Keck-Montageset Hose Barbs

Repair

 

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