NewAge’s Clearflo® PVC tubing was introduced in the spring of 1962, and the company is pleased to note its 50th anniversary. Clearflo is now used for fluid and air transfer and for protective jacketing.
Two other products from NewAge Industries, Newflex® reinforced PVC hose and Silbrade® reinforced silicone hose, have also reached special occasions, namely 25th anniversaries. Introduced in 1987, they too serve a function similar to Clearflo, although their market focus differs.
As with most of NewAge’s tubing and hose, the catalyst for these products was customer need. The company had Nylobrade® reinforced PVC hose for several years but found that customers did not always need such a robust hose. Clearflo clear, unreinforced PVC tubing became part of the company’s offering. It could (and still does) handle many of Nylobrade’s applications, such as water and fluid feeds, chemical transfer, food and beverage handling, lines for instrumentation and pneumatics, and medical device components, but without the extra weight and expense of polyester braid reinforcement for higher pressure carrying capabilities.
Newflex offers a different kind of reinforcement. It gets its added strength from PVC material within its tubing walls, making it a lightweight, corrosion-resistant hose for both positive and negative pressure applications. The spirals help the product’s flexibility and prevent kinking. Three styles – light, standard, and heavy duty – are available, and two grades are offered: food, made from ingredients that conform to FDA and 3-A standards, and industrial.
Silbrade, the company’s braid reinforced silicone hose, meets application needs in the industrial, food, and medical device industries. Silbrade has temperature usage up to 350°F / 176°C, flexibility, and ozone and U.V. resistance. It is used in beverage service, hot filling, resin and adhesive feeds, and other fluid-related applications, as well as oxygen and respirator lines and computer chip handling.
All three products are made in the U.S.A. and well stocked. Sizes range from 1/16” through 4” I.D.