The fittings are made from acetal copolymer resin and interchange with many button-type plastic or metal couplings and fittings. The devices are resistant to ethylene oxide and common autoclave sterilization procedures.

A single barb design balances freedom from leaks and minimizes assembly effort with increased tubing pull-off resistance without external clamps or adhesives. Buna-N O-ring seals provide long life and repeated connectdisconnect cycles. Available integral shutoff valves stop flow at disconnect in one motion.

Four straight-through configurations incorporating shutoff valves are available in sizes to fit 1/4 and 3/8-in. ID flexible tubing. Additional shutoff and open flow options in straight, panel-mount and elbow styles will soon be available.

Value Plastics Inc., 3325 South Timberline Rd., Fort Collins, CO 80525, (888) 404-5837,

quick connect fittings