When use hoses in food industry, we require them food grade. They should be nontoxic, odourless and without plasticizer, otherwise they will do harm to human seriously. Then, let’s see how many food grade hoses there are on the market.
PVC Wine Hose
Material & Structure: high quality food grade PVC hose as well as PVC helix
Applications: suitable for transferring wine, must, vinegar, beer as well as alcohol (within 28%)
Working pressure: 3-10 bar
1. Nontoxic and odourless
2. Resistant to general alcohols and chemicals
3. Non phthalate
Food Suction & Discharge Hose
Tube: food grade NR, NBR or EPDM
Reinforcement: high strength synthetic fabric
Cover: blue or white synthetic rubber
Pressure: 150 psi or 250 psi
To transfer foods like milk, juice, beer, edible oil as well as dairy. Besides, it’s suitable for food tank, food process and filling workshop.
1. Smooth and white inner tube can inhibit the growth and development of germs
2. Abrasion, weather and corrosion resistant
However, here is a question you may ask that what’s the difference between suction hose and discharge hose. In fact, suction hose requires both negative and positive pressure, while discharge hose only require positive pressure. Therefore, suction hose can be used as discharge hose. But discharge hose can’t be used as suction hose.
Food Grade Silicone Hose
Material: high quality FDA grade silicone
Pressure: 3-10 bar according to the size
Silicone hose is widely used in every industries. In food industry, It’s suitable for transferring food and beverage. While in Industrial products, it acts as coffee machine hose, baby nipple as well as drinking water machine hose.
1. Nontoxic, odourless as well as transparent
2. Flexible with good elasticity
3. Excellent high and low temperature resistant
4. Long lifespan
These are the most used food grade hoses in our daily life, and which one have you used? If you want learn more about them, contact OrientFlex now to get the best solution. However, how it will be if we don’t use food grade hose in food industry? See the next piece.