Silicone hoses are used as carriers for the flow and covering of liquids, gases and other materials. In the industry, silicone rubber tubes can be divided into “extruded tubes” and “shaped tubes and strips”. They are widely used in modern industry, defense industry and daily life products.
How “flexible” is silicone hose in Features?
1. Low temperature flexibility
Unlike most hoses that become stiff in the cold, silicone hoses have dynamic flexibility at almost any temperature.
Silicone hose can withstand temperatures as low as -65 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. High temperature resistance
One of the biggest advantages of silicone hose over black rubber hose is its performance in high temperature environments.
Aramid reinforced silicone hose can withstand temperatures up to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. At the same time, it maintains its elongation, tensile strength and resistance to tearing and abrasion.
3. Weather resistance
Silicone hose is resistant to many of the factors that cause weathering in other types of hose, including sunlight, rain, ozone, atmospheric gases and water. Silicone hose can be used in virtually any environment, even in dry environments with lots of harsh sunlight.
4. Compression resistance
Silicone tubing has the ability to resist deformation or compression, especially at extreme high or low temperatures. This is especially important in applications where silicone bends due to the movement of nearby components.
5. Water resistance
Silicone hose has superior water resistance compared to other types of hose. The water absorption of silicone hose is so low that the mechanical properties of silicone remain virtually unchanged even when the hose is immersed in water for long periods of time.
6. Chemical resistance
Although silicone is not fuel resistant, it has good resistance to many common chemicals and liquids. Here are some of the chemicals that silicones can resist.
How “flexible” is silicone hose in applications?
Silicone tube is divided into food grade silicone tube, sanitary grade silicone tube, medical silicone tube and other types in life and work.
1.Food grade silicone hose.
This kind of silicone tube is widely used in coffee pot, water heater, toaster, disinfection cabinet, water dispenser, kettle, iron, rice cooker, deep fryer, fruit pulp machine, burner and other mechanical products. As well as machinery, electrical appliances, electrical and other industries.
Because of its high temperature resistance and does not decompose any smell and taste, corrosion resistance and other characteristics to adapt to life, so it can do drinking fountains, coffee pots, beauty and hairdressing equipment and light jewelry protective cover.
2. Sanitary grade silicone hose.
This silicone tube is made to withstand repeated compression and release. Its reliability is much stronger than the standard silicone tube and has a strong stability.
It is generally suitable for inhalation and output of all kinds of high quality milk, oil and fatty foods, effectively maintaining the cleanliness of the products and achieving a greater level of non-pollution.
3. Medical silicone hose.
Produced by inorganic polymeric colloidal material made of silicic acid condensation. The main component is SiO2*nH2O, the content of sub ah 98% or more, and non-toxic tasteless, chemically stable, in addition to caustic soda and hydrofluoric acid in the normal state, not and any acid and alkali salt reaction.
Pharmaceutical silicone tubing provides balanced solution flow, effectively inhibits bacterial growth, withstands continuous peristaltic type suction, effectively improves pharmaceutical efficiency and more.
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As you can see, silicone tubing has many must-have features that make it the perfect choice for a variety of applications. No matter what kind of silicone tubing you need, you can rest assured that Flex Technologies has you covered. Not only do we have a large inventory of hoses to choose from, but we also offer custom hoses. Shop with us today!