Processing Magazine

Braid reinforced hose increases production capacity

April 18, 2006

NewAge Industries recently increased capacity for its braided hose production lines. Inventories of the company’s braid reinforced PVC hose, Nylobrade®, and braid reinforced polyurethane hose, Urebrade®, have been increased and custom work — sizes, colors, cut-to-length pieces, heat-formed shapes — has also been expanded to accept more custom work. Pricing volatility in the market over the last year has also necessitated production improvements. Streamlining processes to become more efficient helps to minimize the effects of fluctuations in raw material, fuel, and logistics costs. Nylobrade is suitable for a variety of applications including air lines, fluid transfer, protective jacketing, discharge lines, and others. Nylobrade is clear and produced in twelve stock sizes ranging from 1/8” to 2” I.D. with three wall thicknesses — thin, standard, and high pressure — available. Its ingredients conform to USP Class VI and FDA standards. Naturally transparent, ether-based Urebrade polyurethane hose is manufactured from raw material listed by the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF 61). It is also available in opaque black for industrial purposes. Urebrade offers uses similar to Nylobrade, although it is also appropriate for use with fuels, oils, and greases. Sizes range from 1/4” to 2” I.D. for the transparent style and from 1/4” to 3/4” I.D. for the black version. In addition to PVC and polyurethane materials, NewAge Industries also manufactures braid reinforced hose made from silicone. Called Silbrade® it is translucent and handles a temperature range between –80 to 350 degrees F.