USP Class VI Approval Certifies Hose for Increased Purity

August 17, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
Southampton, PA — Immediately available from AdvantaPure(R) is rubber-covered FEP hose with a USP Class VI-approved core. Manufactured for use primarily in the pharmaceutical, food, distilled beverage, chemical, and biotech industries, the multi-ply hose is durable, highly flexible, kink resistant, and suitable for both pressure and vacuum applications.

The hose, called APFRC, has always had an interior produced with materials that meet Class VI requirements, but now the finished core itself is Class VI tested and approved. This certification offers a higher degree of purity and safety for the products flowing through the hose. In addition to the core’s Class VI approval, its ingredients comply with FDA and USDA standards. APFRC’s other construction materials consist of a woven fabric overbraid, double spiral steel wire reinforcement, and a protective outer jacket of EPDM rubber.

The FEP fluoropolymer core of APFRC provides a smooth, non-stick surface for unrestricted fluid flow. Often referred to as Teflon(R), FEP offers resistance to a wide range of chemicals and handles temperatures from –40°F (-40C) to 300°F (148°C). The hose’s many layers protect the core and greatly enhance its pressure carrying capability and capacity to withstand full vacuum. The outer cover safeguards APFRC against dirt, chemicals, environmental hazards, ozone, radiation, and abrasion. Despite its multiple plies, the hose is very flexible and resists kinking. APFRC may be sterilized by autoclaving.

APFRC is stocked in 1/2”, 3/4”, 1”, 1-1/2”, and 2” I.D. sizes. Also stocked is a full line of 316L stainless steel sanitary fittings to mate with the hose. All sanitary fittings meet 3-A and ASME/BPE specifications, and custom assemblies are available through AdvantaPure’s network of authorized fabricating distributors.

For more information on APFRC hose, contact the team at AdvantaPure, 145 James Way, Southampton, PA 18966; phone 888-755-4370 or 215-526-2151; fax 888-258-4293 or 215-526-2167; e-mail:; product-specific web page:

About AdvantaPure and NewAge(R) Industries
AdvantaPure, a division of NewAge Industries, specializes in ultra-clean products for the pharmaceutical, biomedical, food, beverage, chemical, and cosmetic industries. All products are manufactured, stored, and shipped using the cleanest methods possible to ensure unsurpassed product purity.

In business since 1954, NewAge Industries manufactures and fabricates thermoplastic and thermoset tubing and hose. The company offers one of the broadest product lines of tubing, hose, and fittings in the U.S., and its custom extrusion and fabrication services are unrivaled. NewAge Industries maintains a large inventory and prides itself on same-day shipment of 98% of orders for its core product lines. In 2006, NewAge initiated an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) for the benefit of both its employees and customers.

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NewAge(R) and AdvantaPure(R) are trademarks of NewAge(R) Industries, Inc. Teflon(R) is a registered trademark of DuPont.