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PTFE Hose Has a Longer Flex Life Than Metal Hose

Parker Texmed - Fort Worth, TX

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PTFE Hose Has a Longer Flex Life Than Metal Hose

Press release date: February 1, 2013

Fort Worth TX, Parker Hannifin, the global leader in motion and control technologies, offers Stainless Steel Braided Convoluted Hose Assemblies containing a virgin PTFE convoluted core tube in natural or conductive (static dissipative). PTFE hoses are less susceptible to cracking from stress or flexing than metal hoses and when conducting flex tests, obtained 1 million flex cycles without stress cracking. Parker PTFE convoluted tubing is manufactured with a smooth, rounded, helical-shaped convolution to promote easy cleaning and self draining. Parker offers stainless steel braided convoluted hose in a standard wall (SCW hose), a heavy wall core tube(SCWV hose has up to 33% more PTFE) and in specialty low profile hose designed to carry up to 15% more flow. The core tube in all of these hoses is designed with an open pitch style to provide additional kink resistance and reduced permeation. The heavier wall also allows for vacuum applications at elevated temperatures to be serviced. Parker SCW and SCWV hose assemblies are available from the PAGE product line in Fort Worth, Texas. Sizes range from 1/4" up to 4" ID and operate in temperatures up to 500ºF/260ºC. Available in hose assemblies or in bulk hose. Fittings, collars and other hose accessories available upon request. With annual sales exceeding $13 billion in fiscal year 2012, Parker Hannifin is the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company employs approximately 60,000 people in 48 countries around the world. Parker has increased its annual dividends paid to shareholders for 56 consecutive fiscal years, among the top five longest-running dividend-increase records in the S&P 500 index. For more information, visit the company's website at, or its investor information website at For more information contact: Janine Kruit
Parker Hannifin/Parflex Division
Parker Page International Hose
Fort Worth, TX 76106
Phone: 800.847.7280
Fax: 888.293.2667


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