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Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom, 2011/02/10 - The world’s most innovative manufacturer of PTFE flexible hose technologies, Aflex Hose Ltd, announce a superior Smoothbore PTFE range that now meets or exceeds the specifications of SAE 100R14.
Aflex Hose add further certification to their world leading PTFE flexible hose range.
PTFE smoothbore hose was the original PTFE hose design, introduced in 1955 for automotive and military applications and is now popularly used in industrial, chemical, pharmaceutical, foodstuffs and many general purpose applications throughout the world.
Aflex Hose Ltd, known in the industry as ‘the innovator and pioneer’ of PTFE hose technologies, developed the concept of PTFE lined hoses into what is often regarded as the world’s most sophisticated and technically competent flexible PTFE lined hose range. Aflex General Manager Tony Logan said the Aflex Smoothbore range has “stood the test of time, experiencing continuous development to ensure the product supersedes the extreme industrial requirements of today’s global industries”, and a compliment to that is the latest certification stating that Aflex Smoothbore hose meets or exceeds the specification of SAE 100R14.
The Aflex Smoothbore range is available with a natural PTFE liner, and also available with a black anti-static PTFE liner for applications where there is a risk of an electro-static charge. Another further development of the product line is a High Pressure Gas liner, increasing resistance to penetration and porosity development in applications concerning high pressure gas transfer.
Many applications require that smoothbore PTFE hose should have an outer cover of flexible plastic, or rubber, the most popular being a coloured PVC cover allowing text to be written on the hose, and providing effective braid protection.
Mr Logan said Aflex’s innovative pedigree comes from “our culture of continuous improvement” and that “our technologies are driven by teams of highly dedicated engineers and technologists who demand the best.” Aflex flexible hose solutions are hailed as ‘best of the best’ by leaders in the global process industry. Aflex’s complete range of technologies goes beyond the expectations of most users and this is self-evident on applications where high standard is paramount.
Aflex Hose Ltd (aflex-hose.com) was established in 1973 in the UK, and have since expanded worldwide with manufacturing sites in both the UK and USA, and a worldwide distributor network spanning over 40 countries, making the most reputable PTFE hoses globally accessible to all process industries.
Aflex’s reputation for innovative design and build quality is second to none, and has earned the company market leadership of the PTFE lined flexible hose market for process fluid applications, attracting the world’s top pharmaceutical and chemical companies.
For full information about Smoothbore braids, covers, liners or SAE 100R14 call.