Hose Materials, And Why They Matter

With the endless choices of products that are available to us as shoppers online, it can be difficult to distinguish what the best option is. Between price and quality, finding the right hose can be hard. But one factor that is exceedingly important to this process is hose materials.

The first aspect of materials to look at is flexibility. If a hose is unable to bend into certain positions, it might as well be rendered useless. A good example of a hose that has this capability is Teflon, which contains a reinforcement layer that ensures strength, but also fluidity to move freely.

Another characteristic to be aware of when making this decision is what the hose will be utilized for. If the hose will be used for a brewery or the food industry, you should use Clear Yarn Braid PVC tubing which also allows for easy visual inspecting. If you are trying to safely transfer chemicals or acids, industrial rubber hose is a better choice because it is able to resist approximately 90% of the chemicals that pass through it.

Lastly, some hoses are only able to withstand a certain amount of temperature and pressure. If one fails to pay close attention to what the hose is able to withstand, they could risk losing flexibility in the hose from high temperatures, and lose the structural integrity that it possesses.

It can be difficult and frustrating to understand what hoses should be used for certain jobs, but Cut and Couple is here to help. We offer a combined knowledge of over 100 years of experience in our field as well as being NAHAD accredited by our peers. Call (866) 641-8851 to learn more.