The Advantages of PVC Flexible Hose Pipe and Food-grade Hose

The Advantages of PVC Flexible Hose Pipe and Food-grade Hose

Understanding the PVC flexible hose pipe

PVC flexible hose pipes are made by adding PVC resin to a large amount of plasticizer and a quantitative stabilizer, as well as other additives, and then extruding them into shape. PVC flexible hose pipes have excellent chemical stability, excellent electrical insulation performance, good flexibility, and colorability. This type of pipe is often used to replace rubber hoses for transporting liquids and corrosive media and as cable sleeves and wire insulation. Due to the high chemical stability of PVC flexible hose pipes, they can be used for constructing anti-corrosion pipelines, PVC transparent packaging pipes, oil transport pipes, centrifugal pumps, and blowers. PVC flexible hose pipes are widely used in the chemical industry for the lining of various types of storage tanks, corrugated sheets for buildings, door and window structures, wall decorations, and other building materials. Due to its excellent electrical insulation, it can be used in the electrical and electronics industries to manufacture plugs, sockets, switches, and cables.

Advantages of the PVC flexible hose pipe

  • Hardness and tensile strength are superior, and the pipe has excellent safety performance.

  • Good quality and long service life.

  • The pipe has resistance to inorganic acids, alkalis, and salts and is suitable for industrial sewage discharge and transportation.

  • The surface is smooth and flat with small frictional resistance, smooth water flow, not easily blocked, and reducing maintenance costs.

  • The material has a high oxygen index, does not burn, and has self-extinguishing function.

  • Not easy to deform, small expansion coefficient, and does not expand and contract with heat like ordinary pipes.

  • The pipe and fittings are produced together, the connection is convenient, and the installation method is simple and convenient.

Understanding the food-grade hose

You can find food-grade hose anywhere you need to transport food or beverages. These hoses are common in the food manufacturing industry, as well as bars and breweries. They can also be used to carry perfumes and medications because food-grade hoses are specially designed not to impart any strong odors or flavors to the products they carry. Food-grade hoses can also be found in motorhomes and RVs for carrying drinking water.

Food-grade hoses need to be flexible, durable, easy to clean, and able to maintain pressure to keep things moving. This is especially important in manufacturing environments where constant movement is required. Because they involve consumables, food-grade hoses must comply fully with EU regulations, especially (EU) No. 10/2011 and (EC) No. 1935/2004. It is crucial that the hoses are non-toxic and do not pass any harmful chemicals into the food and beverages that pass through them. If food-grade hoses have strong odors, they may impart an unpleasant odor or taste to the food or beverages.

Food-grade hoses are primarily used to transport food media such as milk, juice, beer, and drinks, and require hoses that do not contain plasticizers, do not pollute the transported media, and have higher requirements for food safety. Therefore, food-grade hoses need to have certifications such as FDA and BFR.

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