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Chemical Hoses, Say What?

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Chemical hoses are used in a variety of industries such as industrial manufacturing, pharmaceutical, chemical processing, and food & beverage industries. But just because they are all around us does not mean people know the intricacies surrounding them or even about the different types of chemical hoses. There are several types of chemical hoses, but the primary types of chemical hoses are UHMWPE, PTFE, and Chemical B, outlined below:

UHMWPE Chemical Hoses

The UHMWPE chemical hose (Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene) is a high temperature, high pressure, discharge and suction hose. UHMWE chemical hoses are designed to withstand over 95% of all the most commonly used chemicals, solvents, and acids. They will not contaminate the product being transported. The UHMWPE chemical hose construction provides kink resistance, full suction capability, and flexibility.

PTFE Hose

PTFE hose is extremely flexible and versatile for use as a chemical hose. For example, B-Flex PTFE and B-Flex-B Carbon PTFE hoses have smooth inner cores that makes them ideal for high pressure, easy drainage, and allows them to handle a variety of fluids due to their chemically resistant properties. Best of all, they have a non-aging surface, resulting in a long-lasting chemical hose solution for your manufacturing process and control.

Chemical B Chemical Hoses 

The Chemical B Chemical Hose is a multi-purpose general hose designed for stronger, oxidizing acids, alcohols, and ketones. The Chemical B chemical hose is also reinforced between synthetic textiles. The Chemical B chemical hose has a heat resistant cover that also protects against chemicals and weathering.

A quality chemical hose has the strength and ability to transfer a variety of industrial chemicals and there are unique types of chemical hoses for various industry needs. A bit of research will help you find the chemical hose type that best suits your needs.

For questions on the right chemical hose for our manufacturing needs, contact FlexFit Hose, where we test 100% of the chemical hoses we fabricate not just a sample of the full quantity.

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