AdvantaPure(R)'s PTFE Hose Overbraided with Stainless Steel Increases Pressure Capabilities

AdvantaPure now stocks its overbraided PTFE hose in four styles: smooth core, convoluted core, silicone-jacketed smooth and silicone-jacketed convoluted. Applications include fluid transfer in the pharmaceutical, food and chemical industries.

AdvantaPure now offers its stainless steel overbraided PTFE hose in four styles. The hose, called APFOS, provides the purity of PTFE fluoropolymer with the durability and enhanced pressure carrying capabilities of stainless steel. APFOS is used in high-purity industries for critical fluid lines such as pharmaceutical batch, media and buffer transfer; hot and cold food and beverage conveyance; and chemical lines.

The four versions include smooth core, convoluted core, silicone-jacketed smooth core, and silicone-jacketed convoluted core. The smooth core options offer larger inside diameters than traditional nominal hose and provide the maximum amount of flow during fluid transfer. The convoluted core styles offer more hose flexibility and are less susceptible to stress cracking than metal counterparts. Both smooth and convoluted types are available with a layer of platinum-cured silicone over the stainless steel braid, offering two benefits: the silicone supplies heat protection, making the hose better able to withstand harsh environments and easier to handle in high temperature applications, and it provides a wipe-clean smooth exterior to eliminate particle entrapment within the braid wires.

The cores of APFOS are manufactured from virgin PTFE fluoropolymer that is USP Class VI compliant and meets FDA 21 CFR 177.1550 and ISO 10993 Sections 5, 6, 10 and 11. The cores are inert and offer long flexural life, low permeability, non-flammability, and the lowest coefficient of friction of any solid material. Overbraid material of 304 stainless steel wire permits higher pressure uses, improves flexibility, reduces kinking, and protects the core. APFOS handles temperatures ranging from ¬-100°F to 450°F; -73°C to 232°C.

APFOS sizes range from 1/4" through 3" nominal I.D., depending on style. Custom options include conductive black PTFE, hose assemblies with crimped-on ends, and identification solutions such as the AdvantaLabel(R) silicone label attachment system. Rubber-covered FEP fluoropolymer hose is stocked as well.

For more information on APFOS reinforced PTFE hose, contact the AdvantaPure team at 145 James Way, Southampton, PA 18966; phone 888-755-4370 or 215-526-2151; fax 888-258-4293 or 215-526-2167; e-mail: sales@advantapure.com; or visit http://www.advantapure.com/apfos-ptfe-hose.htm.

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