Processing Magazine

Full line of convoluted and smooth bore braided hoses help increase flow

January 29, 2009
The hose assemblies feature a PTFE liner, which actually passes through the inside of the fitting and is then flared over the face to provide 100% full PTFE coverage on all wetted surfaces. Eliminating flow restrictions and bacterial entrapment, this seal is offered with braided convoluted or smooth bore hoses and sanitary or flange fittings. Also, PTFE has the lowest coefficient of friction of any tube in the market, which also contributes to the increased flow. Chemically resistant and durable, the PAGE PTFE Flare-Seal™ can be provided on convoluted and smooth bore hoses with a polypropylene braid, stainless steel braid or stainless steel braid with a platinum cured silicone cover. Offered in sizes from ½” up to 4” ID and various lengths, these PTFE hoses are compliant with FDA 21 CFR 177.1550, 177.2600, USDA, 3A, USP XXIII Class VI requirements and European Pharmacopoeia standards.