his is an important feature to a particular section of the market,” notes David Schwass, Director of Sales. “It eases a customer’s selection process when it comes to determining what tubing material to use in certain applications.”
DEHP – Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate – is a plasticizer, a chemical agent added to resin to increase its workability during processing and to impart flexibility in the finished product. DEHP and other plasticizers such as BBP, DBP, DnHP, and DIDP are included on lists of carcinogens from both the federal government and the state of California. Their use in food processing equipment and medical devices has caused great concern, and products containing these chemicals over a certain concentration must display a warning label. Nylobrade requires no such label.
In addition to being free of DEHP and the other plasticizers mentioned above, Nylobrade is certified by the National Sanitation Foundation for use with food equipment materials (NSF-51) and potable water (NSF-61). The hose’s ingredients are non-toxic and conform to FDA and USP Class VI standards. Nylobrade offers a mirror-smooth interior surface, permitting outstanding flow, and higher pressure capabilities than unreinforced PVC tubing. The hose provides corrosion, abrasion, and chemical resistance, along with flexibility and a longer life than similar hoses made from rubber.
Manufactured at the company’s headquarters in southeastern Pennsylvania, Nylobrade is well stocked in 12 sizes ranging from 1/8” through 2 I.D. Three options are available: thin or standard wall, plus a high pressure version.