In years gone by we have probably all had a cup of brown liquid from a vending machine that claimed to be tea or coffee but which left us with little more than a bitter taste in the mouth.

Vended drinks have come a long way since then, with familiar High Street coffee shop chains now selling their wares from machines stationed everywhere from supermarkets and garages to tourist attractions.

One of the principle reasons behind the improved quality of vended drinks is the increased use of Platinum Cured Silicone Tubing to move and mix liquid inside the dispensing machine and out into the cup.

As TYM director Nick Phillips explains: “The Silicone Tubing traditionally used in vending machines is cured with peroxide which, while not dangerous, can compromise liquid clarity and taste.”

Platinum Cured Silicone Tubing and Why it’s Supreme

“Platinum Cured Silicone Tubing has proved to be a much better option. It is non-tainting and the tubing is clearer so you can see what is happening during processing.”

While Platinum Cured Silicone Tubing has revolutionised vending machine technology, it is also increasingly used in industries where non-tainting during processing of liquid is important, including in diary production and medical appliances.

TYM stocks a comprehensive range of translucent 60 shore Platinum Cured Silicone Tubing, and sizes.

We can cut to length or heat-vulcanize our Platinum Cured Silicone Tubing into a wide range of sizes to meet particular requirements in our specialist workshop here in Devizes.

If you have any questions, please call us on 01380 734510, or email us at