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Saint-Gobain's New BarbLock® HH PAD Tool Simplifies Tubing Retainer Assembly
Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics has developed an innovative assembly option for installing its patented BarbLock® tubing retainers. The HH PAD tool is a Hand-Held Pneumatic Assembly Device with an easy-to-use, ergonomic design that consistently closes BarbLock retainers in one simple step, speeding the installation process and saving valuable time.

Compatible with tubing sizes from " OD to " OD, the HH PAD assembly device features a quick-change jaw design that eliminates the need for tools during jaw changeover. With its lightweight construction and integrated counterbalance feature, the HH PAD tool offers improved mobility and multiple position configurations for greater flexibility when assembling BarbLock retainers.

"As bioprocess single-use applications continue to become more complex, the new BarbLock HH PAD tool delivers the ease, speed and versatility required for innovative design assembly," said Mark Meyer, Product Manager BioProcess Solutions, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics.

Recognized as the standard of the industry for their unique ability to ensure leak-free connections between fittings and tubes, BarbLock ultra-secure retainers are an innovative replacement for traditional cable ties used in critical fluid transfer applications. Quick and easy to assemble, BarbLock retainers feature a full 360° radial compression and seal and are compatible with all flexible tubing materials as well as Pure-Fit® SIB® hose barb connectors.

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Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures and distributes materials and solutions which are key ingredients in the wellbeing of each of us and the future of all. They can be found everywhere in our living places and our daily life: in buildings, transportation, infrastructure and in many industrial applications. They provide comfort, performance and safety while addressing the challenges of sustainable construction, resource efficiency and climate change. With 2016 sales of $43.3 billion, Saint-Gobain operates in 68 countries and has more than 170,000 employees.

Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics is headquartered in Solon, Ohio, and employs more than 6,000 employees in 22 countries. It is a world leader in high-performance plastics, including flexible tubing, seals, coated fabrics, foams, window film, barrier/release films, tapes, medical components, fluid handling systems and bearings.

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Product Manager – BioProcess Solutions
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